Faux Nutella Matzo Sandwiches

Faux Nutella Sandwiches

The Shiksa’s Passover Potluck is a unique annual online event. I’ve invited my friends, both Jewish and non-Jewish, to share recipes that are kosher for Passover. My goals are simple– to foster mutual understanding between different cultures, to introduce you to my foodie friends, and to share yummy recipes and cooking ideas for Passover! To learn more about the Passover holiday, click here.

Passover Potluck 2013 is generously sponsored by Idaho Potatoes.

I was trying to come up with a fun way to introduce Catherine McCord and her blog Weelicious to you. I think the best way to describe our friendship is to share this photo booth pic we took at the recent White Party event hosted by White on Rice Couple and Thermador:

Tori and Catherine

Catherine brings out the silly in me. :) She is, in a word, awesome. She’s a genius when it comes to cooking for kids, and she helps even the pickiest eaters learn to love healthy food with her creativity in the kitchen. She’s a devoted mom, a cookbook author, a national media presence, the queen of online cooking videos… and did I mention she’s seriously gorgeous? Yeah, that too.

Catherine and I did a fun cooking video together for Hanukkah in December, where I shared my family recipe for Missouri Cookies. She’s become a dear friend, and I am so happy she’s taking part in the Passover Potluck this year. Her contribution from Weelicious, a nut-free, all-natural version of the wildly popular Nutella spread, will make a sweet treat for kids with nut allergies. Catherine spreads it on matzo for a Passover lunch treat. The spread can be made pareve/vegan by using dairy-free chocolate chips.

Please Note: This recipe is kosher for Sephardic Passover, but not for Ashkenazi Passover. Sunflower seeds are considered kitniyot. If you’re avoiding kitniyot during Passover, wait until after the holiday to enjoy this delicious spread.  ~ Tori

Catherine says:

Growing up in Kentucky, I went to school with many Jewish friends. Nothing made me happier than being invited to take part in holidays such as Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah. But I was endlessly jealous during Passover, eating my cafeteria lunch while my Jewish classmates got to bring brown bag lunches filled with a variety of kosher goodies, including matzo sandwiches. They looked so crispy, usually oozing with peanut butter and jelly.

Eventually, I found my husband and the love of my life… and guess what? He turned out to be Jewish! So I guess I was destined to cook with matzo after all. When I was thinking about my dream Passover lunch, the idea of Nutella immediately popped into my head. But since my son’s class is nut-free, I would need to make my own homemade version of the spread. I don’t know many kids who wouldn’t enjoy some melted chocolate with sunflower butter inside a crunchy midday treat!

For more great kid-friendly ideas, check out Catherine’s cookbook Weelicious.

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Faux Nutella Sandwiches

Faux Nutella Matzo Sandwiches


  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter
  • 4 matzo sheets
Total Time: 5 Minutes
Servings: 3/4 cup faux Nutella spread
Kosher Key: Pareve, Kosher for Sephardic Passover
  • Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30-60 seconds, until melted, stirring halfway through.
  • Add the sunflower seed butter to the bowl, and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Gently break matzah sheets into 4 pieces each, spread with the faux Nutella mixture and sandwich together.
  • Note: This recipe is kosher for Sephardic Passover, but not for Ashkenazi Passover. Sunflower seeds are considered kitniyot. If you're avoiding kitniyot during Passover, wait until after the holiday to enjoy this delicious spread.


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  1. Very good - 4 starsVery good - 4 starsVery good - 4 starsVery good - 4 starsVery good - 4 stars
    Good heavens! Now you’re having me think about opening a box of matzoh early, which I will regret near the end of Pesach. I’ve also been eyeing a variety of salsas in one of my Mexican cookbooks. This year, it will be a better than usual matzohfest here in Seattle. Thanks for the great recipe (and all the others)!

  2. I prefer the homemade Nutella recipes, because you can skip the palm oil altogether!
    I sleep better knowing I am not condoning its rise in demand, which is unequivocally controversial and unsustainable globally despite efforts to make it so.

  3. Matzo is always used in my house all year round,as is Nutella.I love both so why only use during holiday? Cream cheese is good on the matzah cracker,as is peanut butter & jelly also presserves.It is my favorite snack

  4. I love this recipe! I recently developed a nut allergy, and I was pretty sure my days of eating nutella were over! I found out I was allergic after Passover, so I didn’t really pay attention to this recipe. I will be using this as a filling for hamentashen!

  5. Many thanks to both you & Catherine of Weelicious for sharing this recipe. Made this for my sons (both have nut allergies), and i’m happy to report that they absolutely love Fauxtella.

  6. Could this be made with cashews and be ok for Ashkenazim?
    (What do I know from? My family follows Sephardi rules because we are vegetarian and some vegans, and lots of egg allergies.)

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