The Best Passover Brownies

Since I have been working with so many brownie recipe variations for one of my food clients, I realized I needed to create the Best Passover Brownie. This ingredient combination worked like a charm. When I took them out of the oven, I took a picture and put them on Facebook (I was so excited how they turned out). I had a lot of people wanting the recipe ASAP so here it is. It is so easy and fabulous. My friend said, “These are the best Passover Brownies I have ever tasted.” I hope that you like them too, and that they sweeten up your holiday.

Best Passover Brownies

Cook Time:

20 minutes

Prep Times:

10 minutes


12 to 16 servings


1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
5 eggs
1 cup matzoh meal
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon salt
Chopped nuts (optional)


1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a large mixing bowl, stirring well. Place batter in a lightly greased 13-x 9-inch baking pan. Bake at 325F for 20 to 25 minutes. Top with nuts, if desired.

18 thoughts on “The Best Passover Brownies”

  1. Next year,please post your Passover recipes before Passover. These brownies look easy to make and I am sure delicious!!

  2. I love that this makes a 13×9 pan! An 8×8 pan just doesn’t last long enough in a house with six people. They look fabulous! I’ve been craving brownies,, and just this morning was thinking I should make some.

  3. I love brownies but have been bummed that I couldn’t eat them for the week of Passover. Now I have a recipe that will let me have the delicious chocolate dessert.

  4. Made these for the 2nd time today! Elan said they are better than regular brownies! They are delicious and so easy to make.

  5. This are yummy, but I’m not sure I cooked them long enough. An extra 10 minutes, but they still seemed not cooked all the way. Lots of trouble getting them out of the pan.

  6. I was pleasantly surprised by these brownies. The texture was pretty great actually, though there was a bit of a matzo-like aftertaste. That could be because I only had whole grain matzo meal. Mine needed to bake longer than the recipe called for. I would definitely make these for Passover again. For strict observers, make sure your chocolate chips are kosher for Passover – Nestle has soy ingredients.

  7. I forgot to add that I too had a lot of trouble removing mine from the pan, just a regular Wilton cake pan… perhaps also because I baked longer than the recipe called for?

  8. I made these today with regular matzo meal as the instructions said, but I was wondering if you or anyone has tried using the matzo cake meal as it is finer and doesn’t leave the little pieces of matzo meal? If so – still 1 cup? Thanks!

  9. We made these this afternoon, and when they were done we tasted them. They are so good that tonight, it’s not even Passover yet, I just had to have another one. They are really superb, the best I’ve ever made for Passover.

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