10 Passover Dessert Recipes


It is two weeks until Passover. I can’t believe it. So many people are on the ball and have already been emailing and messaging me for recipe ideas. Dessert recipes for passover are typically the tough challenger, but with the surge of recipes for gluten-free needs, more recipes exist online than ever. Here are some of my own recipes along along with a few other personal top 10 Passover dessert recipes. The photo aboove of Fudgy Chocolate Walnut Cookies via Food & Wine

Matzo Granola via Martha Stewart

Apple Matzoh Bread Pudding via Chow

Espresso Truffles via Real Simple

Coconut Macaroons via Snooth

Classic Mandel Bread for Ingredients, Inc.

Simple Almond Cookies via Recipe.com

Best Passover Brownies via Ingredients, Inc.

Passover Molten Cake via Kosher on a Budget

Sesame Cookies via Elanas Pantry

8 Healthier Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

I am always in the mood for cupcakes, but I having been keeping my eye on these eight healthier Chocolate cupcake recipes below. Each has it’s own twist from Chili Chocolate Cupcakes to Milk Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Agave Frosting. I am excited to find these Flourless Chocolate cupcake recipes since Passover is only about a  month away. I am always interested to find any recipe that has been lightened up a bit. Enjoy these this just in time for spring. See my Any Occasion Chocolate Cupcake recipe (pictured above) here.

Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Meringue Frosting via Urban Baker

Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes via Martha Stewart

Milk Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Agave Frosting via The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen

Double Chocolate Cupcakes via Cooking Light

Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes via 52 Kitchen Adventures

Chocolate Cupcakes via The Healthy Chef

Chili Chocolate Cupcakes via Love Food Eat

No-Bake Mini Healthy Bites: Gluten-Free and Passover

I love to experiment with “No-Bake” cookie recipes, especially those that are gluten-free, Paleo Diet or perfect for Passover which starts this week. I was excited to make this recipe for No-Bake Mini Energy Bites which I made and tweaked from a recipe I saw on the blog, “Gimme some Oven”.  Her recipe is great, but if you want a Passover or gluten-free version, try grinding your favorite nuts and omitting the oatmeal. These are incredible, and I honestly could not keep my hands out of the container. My 3 kids had absolutely no idea there was flaxseed in them. Feel free to use almond butter instead of peanut butter and any of your favorite nuts.

Light and Fabulous: Passover Crescent Cookies

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Every year my sister, Julie, bakes with her college friend, Toby, and they make dozens and dozens of wonderful Passover desserts. I’m in awe when I go see what they have cooked up in the kitchen in just one day. They are always trying new Passover dessert recipes, but some have been passed to them by their other college friend, Elaine. Elaine’s mother, Joan May, told them about this recipe for Crescent Cookies a few years ago. Since then, this recipe has been a staple dessert on Passover in Julie’s and Toby’s homes.  Sometimes they dip them in chocolate, but I personally like them with a small dusting of powdered sugar. They are airy, light and so incredibly addictive. They taste nothing like a Passover cookie (no offense to Passover). They are great and only 5 ingredients. Thank you Toby, Julie, Elaine and Joan for letting me share this recipe with my readers.

Flourless Chocolate Torte: Gluten-Free and Wonderful for Passover and Easter

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I have made this Flourless Chocolate Torte for several years for my wonderful family for Passover. It’s been a treasured recipe that I haven’t shared. When I got a note from my friend, Robin, saying that her son’s birthday falls on Passover this year, I knew I had to give her the recipe. So here it is…..You can substitute bittersweet chocolate for semisweet or mix the two. It is really easy to prepare and only a few ingredients. Just take your time and follow the directions very carefully. I was in a hurry and unhooked my springform pan too soon (trying to make it to my son’s baseball game) and it came out looking like a chocolate souffle as seen above. Still wonderful and sinfully rich.

Raspberry-Blueberry Parfaits with Greek Yogurt: Great idea for Breakfast, Snack or Dessert (Perfect for Gluten-Free and Passover or Easter Recipes)

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I am a huge fan of Greek yogurt (Fage 0% is my favorite) as you may have noticed throught my blog. Greek yogurt has 20 grams of protein per 8-ounces, 0 grams of fat and only 9 carbohydrates.

I have had lots of requests for spring recipe ideas, Gluten-Free, Passover and Easter recipes, and I thought Greek Yogurt Berry Parfaits fit in perfectly. These are so easy and only 6 ingredients. You can make them at the last minute or ahead of time. Feel free to substitute strawberries or blackberries.

Fool-Proof Delicious and Easy Passover Brownies

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Every year, my sister, Julie, and her college friend, Toby, have a tradition for baking desserts for Passover. Last year, my daughter and I even helped make sponge cakes, mandel bread, cookies and these Passover brownies. Passover is a holiday about tradition, and this recipe was passed down from Toby’s husbands’ Aunt Marie who made these brownies for years. Toby will never forget when she brought the pan of brownies over. There was always one square missing. Aunt Marie had to make sure they were “just right”.  Feel free to mix the nuts inside the batter as well as sprinkling some on top. This year they made them in muffin cups, and that worked great too!

Passover Kid’s Favorite Dessert: Matzoh S’mores

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Today, I am in Denver at the International Association of Culinary Professionals conference which is so busy (and fun). At this moment, there is thunder-snow outside. It is pretty cool, but makes me want something comforting, such as S’mores. We love making S’mores at my house. It’s truly my kids’ favorite. I saw this idea in Martha Stewart’s magazine, and when I brought home the ingredients, my three kids couldn’t open up the packages of marshmallows, chocolate and matzoh fast enough. It’s a simple recipe; only three ingredients and takes no time at all. And when Passover comes, you’ll have a sweet and simple idea that everyone will love.