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Gluten-Free & Low FODMAP Chocolate Covered Matzo

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Easy-to-Make Low FODMAP Chocolate Covered Matzo

When Robin and I were growing up matzo appeared in our homes every Passover and we both looked forward to it as a treat, usually schmearing it with sweet butter and adding a sprinkling of coarse salt. But chocolate covered matzo was not part of the picture – and certainly not Low FODMAP Chocolate Covered Matzo!

And there is certainly nothing wrong with that simple approach with butter – especially with European-style high fat butter (OMG yum).

If you have a surplus of matzo around after your Passover meal and season, why not try this Low FODMAP Chocolate Covered Matzo?

It is super simple to make and you can pick and choose your toppings.

low FODMAP chocolate covered matzoh on parchment lined pan

Low FODMAP Passover

For general Passover ideas, read our article The Low FODMAP Passover Seder Plate & Ritual Foods. And be sure to check out our Matzo Ball Soup, brisket, leg of lamb, charoset made with jicama and even a charoset that is made with apples that is still low FODMAP!

Let’s Talk Chocolate

If you hang around FODMAP Everyday®you know by now that I am a chocolate fanatic. And dark chocolate is low FODMAP in amounts of 30 g per serving. Read All About Dark Chocolate for a more in-depth explanation. Our Low FODMAP Chocolate Covered Matzo is well within this amount.

Matzo – Gluten-Free & Low FODMAP

Finding gluten-free low FODMAP matzo was not easy at first and I had to read a lot of labels, but it is possible. Each sheet of matzo weighs approximately 1 ½ ounces/40 g and as you can see in the images, the whole matzo ends up being broken into pieces, and they are fairly random in shape.

It is hard to monitor serving sizes, but we suggest approximately a quarter of a whole matzo as a serving.

The toppings seen here are multi-colored sprinkles, cacao nibs, sliced almonds and dried strawberries, all of which are low FODMAP. You could use shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or other low FODMAP nuts as well.

Just make sure that your toppings are low FODMAP and be aware of amounts.

closeup of low FODMAP chocolate covered matzoh

closeup of low FODMAP chocolate covered matzoh
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Low FODMAP Chocolate Covered Matzo

This Low FODMAP Chocolate Covered Matzo couldn't be easier to make. Great to do with the kids.

Makes: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Dédé Wilson

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole, gluten-free low FODMAP matzos
  • 4- ounces (115 g) dark chocolate, melted
  • Toppings such as multi-colored sprinkles, cacao nibs, sliced almonds, dried strawberries, shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chopped pecans or walnuts

Preparation:

  1. Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper. Break the matzo into large pieces using images as guidance. It’s OK if they are various sizes. Place the melted chocolate in a bowl that allows the amount to have some depth to it, but that will accommodate the matzo pieces width-wise.
  2. Dip one piece of matzo at a time into the melted chocolate, remove from the chocolate and allow any excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl. Place the chocolate dipped matzo on the prepared pan. Repeat with remaining matzos. Sprinkling toppings on chocolate while it is still wet, then allow the chocolate to harden at cool room temperature, or you can place the pan in the refrigerator briefly to hasten the process. Matzo is ready to eat. You may keep it refrigerated for a day or two, but make sure it is in an airtight container so that it doesn’t get soggy.

Tips

  • It took a while for us to find a low FODMAP matzoh. Take your time and read labels and plan ahead so that you have time to order them online, if you have to. We use Manischewitz Gluten Free Matzo-Style Squares. They have other GF offerings that are NOT low FODMAP, so make sure you get the right ones.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Jewish

Nutrition

Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more. For a more detailed explanation, please read our article Understanding The Nutrition Panel Within Our Recipes.