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Carrot Cake In A Jar by Oh So Very Pretty
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  1. Oh So Very Pretty’s carrot cakes in jars are, well, oh so pretty.
  2. She Wears Many Hats’ cheese carrots are perfect for Easter and April Fool’s Day. And hey, no victim to the trick will be mad about eating a delicious cheese spread in place of their veggies.
  3. If you’re a fan of the matzo and chocolate, you’ll swoon over Cooking On The Side’s 9 layer no bake matzo cake.
  4. These caramel cinnamon rolls by Potato Chips Are Not Dinner were inspired by The Pioneer Woman. Obviously, they’re amazing.
  5. Oh Nuts’ homemade crispy candy bars make an awesome Easter basket addition. But with four layers of insane deliciousness, it might be hard to share.

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Chocolate Matzo Brittle

Matzo Brittle may forever change the way I feel about matzo.

I was asked to bring a dessert to my family’s Passover Seder this year. This presented a bit of a conundrum: All use of flour and leavening agents is forbidden on Passover, so needless to say, the baked goods on the holiday table often leave something to be desired. I also needed something that I could make ahead and transport easily on the train from New York to Washington D.C.

Rather than attempting a batch of flourless cookies that go uneaten every year, I decided to embrace the dry, cracker-like, mostly flavorless bread of the holiday and make chocolate matzo brittle. I usually can’t stomach much matzo, but certainly I could improve it by smothering it with molten sugar, chocolate and nuts?

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