I have mixed feelings about posting this recipe, not that it isn’t yummy–these brownies deliver in the taste department and they are easy; you can put them together in less time than it would take to drive to a bakery, find parking and stand in line to pay. Baking your own Passover brownies will save you lots money and you’ll enjoy a better brownie than store bought. If you’re looking to occupy the kids over Hol HaMoed, baking is a great project. This recipe is so easy that even a five year old could put it together , with minimal supervision–but they are “F.” not naughty but FATTENING.
I wish I could fix that . For now, that is until the Messiah arrives and/or the geniuses in food technology discover how to zap the calories out of oil and walnuts. eat these in small doses–one small square at a time.
Chocolate Mocha Passover Brownies
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup best quality cocoa powder
1/2 cup matzo meal or potato starch (depending on whether you are Hassidic or not)
2/3 cup ground walnuts
2/3 cup Passover oil (not olive)
1 tablespoon freeze dried coffee (also optional but nice)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Oil a 9-11 or 8 by 10 baking tray. (regular sized foil tray is fine)
Bake in medium oven for 20-25 minutes