Margareten Family’s Passover Brownies (pareve)


  • 1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted pareve margarine
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, well beaten
  • 1/3 cup matzoh cake meal
  • 1/2 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1/3 cup ground walnuts
  • 16 walnut halves


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with margarine.

2. Melt the margarine and set aside to cool.

3. In a mixing bowl, mix the cocoa and sugar. Stir in the margarine, eggs, matzoh cake meal, coffee and ground nuts, beating until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons cold water and beat again.

4. Spread the batter into the prepared pan and place the nut halves evenly on top, in four rows of four.

5. Bake 25 minutes. Allow to cool completely in the pan, then cut into 16 squares with a walnut half centered in each square.

Makes 16 brownies.