Fruit-Nut Chews - Day three of Passover Recipes

Fruit-Nut Chews - Day three of Passover Recipes

These tasty little fruit-nut chews make me think of little round granola bars- with matzoh instead of oats, of course. I don't know if it's my love of raisins and walnuts speaking, but I would eat these even if it wasn't Passover! The edges bake and get just a tiiiiny bit crunchy, and the middle gets soft and chewy. Yum!

They're packed full of filling, high energy ingredients, and seem to keep pretty well... If you can keep from eating them all within a day or two, that is. These are definitely a good snack to toss in your bag and carry around with you for those mid-day munchy feelings.

Unrelated to the chews themselves, just look at how cute the little granny on the recipe is!

It's printed on the back of an RSVP to a seder at a local synagogue, and I can practically hear the drawing saying "Bubala, just wait till you try these fruit chews!" No wonder this found its way in to the recipe box!

2 Cups matzo meal
2 Cups matzo farfel
1 1/2 Cups sugar
1 TSP cinnamon
3/4 TSP ginger
1 TSP salt
1 Cup chopped walnuts
1 Cup raisins
3 eggs, well beaten
3/4 Cup peanut oil
1/2 Cup mashed ripe banana

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine matzo meal, farfel, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and salt.

Stir in nuts and raisins.

Beat eggs, oil and banana together very thoroughly.

Beat in to dry mixture.

Drop by teaspoonful onto well greased cookie sheets.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until browned.

Makes about 50 chews.

Simple and handy to have around! I think I'm going to have to make a second batch of these...


  1. I'm a recent convert to the wonder that is matzo. Made some matzo brei for breakfast this morning and was just looking around for other matzo inspirations when I found your blog. These look great!

  2. These DO look good, even if it's another year 'til Pesach! Gotta try 'em with all the leftover supplies ... :)