21 Delicious Desserts to Serve for Passover

updated Apr 9, 2024
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The best part of any meal is dessert, if you ask me, and a Passover Seder is no exception. Dessert is a crowd-pleaser, and there are plenty of recipes for Kosher-for-Passover desserts.

In traditionally Kosher homes, dairy is not served after a meat dish, so if you’re buying something for dessert, look for the P on the label (don’t forget the iconic store-bought jelly fruit slices and chocolate-covered marshmallows!).

Homemade gluten-free desserts like flourless chocolate cake and fudgy chocolate macaroons are great choices, but really that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to treats that will please everyone at the Passover table. Here are 21 Passover dessert recipes to inspire you through the holiday season.

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Carrot Ring

Carrot ring is a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish side dish that sits somewhere between a tender carrot cake and a moist, spoonable carrot pudding. Instead of using matzo meal, we use a mixture of almond and coconut flours, which are considered kosher for Passover.

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Matzo Toffee Bark

This easy treat is crunchy, salty, and chocolatey, with the most scrumptious caramel vibes. Matzo toffee bark is a long-time staple at Jessie Sheehan’s Passover Seder.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

A truly flourless chocolate cake that manages to be light and rich at the same time. It's genuinely gluten-free, fabulously foolproof, and all chocolate.

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Flourless Lemon Almond Cake

A recipe for an easy gluten-free lemon cake made with almond flour. Serve the cake simply with a dusting of powdered sugar, or add sliced strawberries or other fresh berries, which pair beautifully with the cake’s lemony notes.

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Flourless Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Crisp and chewy chocolate brownie cookies made without flour or butter. If you’re looking for a simple one-bowl recipe that just happens to be gluten-free, this is for you. It comes together quickly, is intensely chocolatey, and is a serious crowd-pleaser.

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Classic Macarons

Homemade macarons are well worth the effort and easy enough to make with a little patience and care. Fill them with strawberry jam or raspberry jam for the perfect sweet dessert.

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Fudgy Chocolate Macaroons

These chocolate macaroons are perfect for Passover. Processing shredded coconut in a food processor gives the macaroons a dense, brownie-like interior that will keep you coming back for more.

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Matzo Farfel "Kit Kat"

This Kit Kat-inspired confection combines a layer of wafery crispiness with a lighter-than-air chocolate mousse to create a dessert that transcends its origins while still managing to be delightfully playful.

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Caramel-Stuffed Amaretti Cookie

Store-bought soft caramels make the process for these caramel-stuffed amaretti cookies surprisingly simple. Bonus: they're gluten-free because they're made with almond flour.

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Marshmallow Brownies

Made with matzo cake meal, these brownies pass the Passover test and beyond. Decadent, fudgy, and delicious, you’ll want to make these brownies year-round. Mini marshmallows provide chew, nuts add crunch, and melted chocolate guarantees unparalleled fudginess.

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Impossibly Creamy Strawberry-Pineapple Whip

A fast, refreshing, and dairy-free treat made with frozen fruit, banana, coconut milk, and pineapple juice.

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Lace Cookies

These delicately thin and crispy cookies — made of almond flour, butter, and brown sugar — add elegance to the holiday cookie plate.

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Matzo Icebox Cake

This icebox cake is made with matzos instead of cookies or graham crackers. Use coconut whipped cream to make it the ultimate Passover dessert.

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Red Fruit Salad with Lemon-Vanilla Bean Syrup

This fruit salad filled with peaches, raspberries, and cherries is drenched in a light lemon-vanilla syrup.

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Cinnamon-Hazelnut Pavlova with Coconut Cream

The glossy meringue shell is crisp and rich, the coconut cream topping is soft and delectable, and the fresh fruit adds the perfect dose of color and flavor.

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Dark Chocolate Bark with Pistachios, Rose Petals & Walnuts

A sheet of silky chocolate bark — sprinkled with crushed bright green pistachios, light pink rose petals, and neutral walnuts — broken by hand or with a wooden mallet. It is beautiful, delicious, and fun to eat.

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Gluten-Free Fresh Fig and Almond Cake

This light and tender cake is naturally gluten-free, thanks to almond flour. It's the perfect treat to celebrate sweet fresh figs when they're in season.

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Dark Chocolate Walnut and Cherry Bark

This four-ingredient recipe has a combination of crunchy walnuts and chewy dried cherries set into dark chocolate, and it comes showered with a little crunchy salt on top.

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Gluten-Free Fruit Cobbler

Here's how to make the best gluten-free fruit cobbler for dessert. The recipe calls for fresh peaches and raspberries, but you can easily swap them for whatever is ripe.

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Coconut Milk Rice Pudding with Tart Cherry Sauce

This rice pudding made with coconut milk, topped with sweet-tart cherry sauce, is the ultimate comforting dessert.

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Chocolate Caramel Matzo Brittle

Matzo is the perfect crunchy, flaky base for a thin coating of brown sugar caramel and melted bittersweet chocolate.

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