Dark Chocolate Passover Brownies

Yummy dark chocolate brownies for the Passover holiday! Store cooled brownies in a tightly covered dish, box, or tin lined with waxed paper.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
1 9x13-inch baking pan


  • cooking spray

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 4 eggs

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ pound matzo cake meal

  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (Optional)

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. Beat sugar and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla extract, and salt; mix until thoroughly combined. Mix in matzo meal, cocoa powder, and cinnamon with a wooden spoon. Switch to mixer and beat until batter is thoroughly combined and smooth, scraping sides of the bowl, 1 to 2 minutes. Fold in chocolate chips.

  3. Pour batter into the center of the prepared pan; spread out evenly.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool in the pan, about 10 minutes. Slice into 18 squares and transfer to a serving plate. Place plate on a wire rack until brownies are thoroughly cooled, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can beat the sugar and butter thoroughly by hand instead of using an electric mixer in step 2.

The cinnamon in this recipe is an optional ingredient to help amp up the flavor. You can also add 1 cup of chopped nuts along with the chocolate chips if you like.

Don't worry if the batter doesn't reach the edges of the pan in step 3.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

297 Calories
15g Fat
42g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 84mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 4g
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 145mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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