16 Irresistible Passover Desserts

No Passover meal is complete without at least one of these Passover desserts, whether brownies or bark, pots de creme, or meringues.

Several pieces of chocolate bark with apricots and pistachios in a basket
This chocolate bark with cardamom, dried fruits, and nuts is an easy holiday dessert or gift made with dark or white chocolate, cardamom seeds, raisins, dried cranberries, apricots, or figs, and pistachios, with a shower of sea salt on top. Lovely to gift or keep.
Three Passover brownies stacked on top of each other on a white plate.
Passover brownies are almost always disappointing. Not these. How could they be with matzo meal for Pesach, bittersweet chocolate, sugar, butter, eggs, brandy, and nuts? They’re slightly crumbly outside and splendiferously fudgy inside.
A round flourless almond cake on a wooden baking paddle with almonds scattered around it
This flourless almond cake is made with ground almonds and quick and easy to toss together. It’s French-inspired and flavorful and gluten-free through and through. Crisp and crunchy on the outside, dense and chewy on the inside. Perfect for Passover.
Four chocolate coconut macaroon pies, each resting on a striped cocktail napkin.
These chocolate coconut macaroon pies take their inspiration from a fancy French pastry of sorts but couldn’t be easier to make. All it takes is a delicate 3-ingredient macaroon coconut crust filled with an easy 2-ingredient chocolate ganache.
A flourless chocolate cloud cake on a glass cake stand on a white tablecloth
This flourless chocolate cloud cake is a wickedly elegant dessert that’s deceptively easy to make. Just four ingredients–chocolate, eggs, butter, and sugar–come together for a crunchy-on-the-outside, airy-on-the-inside cake.
Five coconut macaroons dipped in chocolate arranged on a floral-patterned china plate.
If an Almond Joy appeared in cookie form, this would be it. And with only five ingredients, you might have everything you need on hand to be eating these little beauties an hour from now.
Two glass dishes of orange flan on a lace tablecloth
This orange flan is stunning in its simplicity. Three ingredients. One incredible dessert.
Several varieties of crystallized flowers scattered across a white surface.
Making crystallized flowers is easier than you may think. Read on to find out how to make those stunning edible garnishes.
A chocolate pot de crème topped with chocolate shavings in a white cup with two spoons resting beside.
The type of chocolate you use has a significant impact on the flavor and texture of this luscious chocolate pots de crème recipe. With bittersweet chocolate (60 – 65% cacao), the pots will be intensely chocolatey and almost truffle-like; using semisweet chocolate (around 52% cacao) yields a sweeter, mellower, more pudding-like treat.
Four chocolate and cinnamon swirl meringues on a piece of parchment on a rimmed baking sheet.
Chocolate and cinnamon swirl meringues make a lovely, delicate dessert. When you just want something light and sweet, these airy meringues are just the thing.
A floral plate with a slice of Portuguese almond torte, dusted with icing sugar, with a dollop of whipped cream and shreds of lemon zest.
This Portuguese almond torte, known as Bolo de Amêndoa, is made with almonds, lemon zest, and cinnamon to create a rich, flourless, dense, and gluten-free torte that’s a Portuguese favorite.
A glass mixing bowl filled with homemade nutella and a spatula rests inside the bowl
Nutella, the popular chocolate-hazelnut spread from Italy, is dangerously easy to make with this homemade recipe. Just dump cocoa, chocolate, hazelnuts, and sugar in a blender and whir. Then spread on everything.
Five baked cinnamon-pecan apples in a glass baking dish.
These baked cinnamon-pecan apples, which make a stunning autumn dessert, are smothered in a buttery mix of pecans, cinnamon, raisins, and nutmeg.
Three chocolate macarons in paper wrappers in a blue dish.
Chocolate macarons can be yours in hours. They’re light and airy and made with dark chocolate, both in the cookie and the rich ganache filling. No fancy French patisserie required. Here’s how to make them.
Strips of chocolate dipped candied orange peel on a white surface.
Chocolate-dipped citrus peel boasts the bright flavor and texture of candied peel tempered by the subtle sophistication of dark chocolate. A distinctly adult treat.


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