Gallery: 19 Desserts to Make for Passover

Matzo 'Crack'
Matzo 'Crack'

This version of matzo crack gets its addictive flavor from chocolate and brown sugar. Butter gives it the richest flavor, but substituting margarine will make it dairy-free.

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[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

Coconut Macaroons with Condensed Milk
Coconut Macaroons with Condensed Milk

Condensed milk gives these macaroons a creamy and slightly tangy interior and a perfectly crisp outer crust.

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[Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]

Lavender-Earl Grey Flourless Chocolate Cake
Lavender-Earl Grey Flourless Chocolate Cake

This dense, brownie-like chocolate cake is rich and thick, but not saccharine. To get the most out of the flavors, loose Earl Grey and dried lavender blossoms are steeped in a small amount of water, then stirred into chopped chocolate and butter.

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[Photograph: María del Mar Sacasa]

Matzo Toffee with Almonds
Matzo Toffee with Almonds

This is like matzo crack...on crack. A generous sprinkling of fleur de sel balances out the chocolate and butter, while almonds add crunch.

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[Photograph: Olga Massov]

Blueberry Almond Macaroons
Blueberry Almond Macaroons

Tired of the same old macaroon recipe? Try this fruity twist, which adds blueberries and almonds to the mix.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios Mullins]

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies
Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

After a heavy meal, meringues are a nice, light dessert option. The chocolate chips add extra flavor and texture, but if you want, you can leave them out.

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[Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]

Charoset Sorbet
Charoset Sorbet

Sorbet is a perfect passover dessert. Light, refreshing, and dairy-free, it's a great palate cleanser after a heavy meal. This incredibly simple version combines Manischewitz with apple sauce, sugar, and lime juice.

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[Photograph: Will Gordon]

Flourless Bitter Lime Coconut Macaroon Cake with White Chocolate Whipped Cream
Flourless Bitter Lime Coconut Macaroon Cake with White Chocolate Whipped Cream

Whole limes give deep lime flavor to this moist coconut and almond cake. If you're ok eating dairy, try adding billows of sweet white chocolate whipped cream on top.

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[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Hazelnut Chocolate Torte With Espresso Ganache
Hazelnut Chocolate Torte With Espresso Ganache

This super moist cake is full of ground toasted hazelnuts and swathed in a glossy dark espresso ganache. Panko (Jonathan Nathan Gluten-Free Panko is available online and kosher for Passover) and beaten egg whites keep the crumb from being too dense.

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[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Coconut Macaroons
Coconut Macaroons

Mixing shredded coconut with coconut flakes gives these macaroons just the right texture. If you want something even richer, feel free to drizzle chocolate on top.

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[Photograph: Olga Massov]

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Spiced Pears
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Spiced Pears

This dense, rich cake has a deep chocolate flavor and a presentation pretty enough for the center table.

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[Photograph: María del Mar Sacasa]

Matzo 'Crack' S'mores
Matzo 'Crack' S'mores

Even if you don't have a campfire, you can still make this kid-friendly treat over the stove. Just break out the Kosher marshmallows (which can often be found in health food stores) and make this delicious S'mores variation.

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[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

Flourless Chocolate Lava Cakes
Flourless Chocolate Lava Cakes

Who doesn't like gooey chocolate? In this recipe, eggs and sugar are whipped until light, then stirred in with melted chocolate and butter. A few minutes in the oven cooks the eggs through without the center setting completely.

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[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Coconut Chocolate Almond Caramel Matzo Crunch
Coconut Chocolate Almond Caramel Matzo Crunch

This recipe adds chewy coconut and crunchy almonds to Marcy Goldman's matzo crunch.

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[Photograph: Lucy Baker]

Espresso Meringues
Espresso Meringues

Meringues can't support many add-ins, but they happily absorb some instant espresso powder. Sugar cuts the espresso's bitterness, leaving you with a sweet coffee flavor.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios Mullins]

Passover Pâte de Fruits
Passover Pâte de Fruits

Pâte de fruits are delicate jelly candies that come in flavors like orange, raspberry, and strawberry. They come together in 10 minutes of active time, and substituting Manischewitz for fruit juice gives them a Passover twist.

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[Photograph: Lucy Baker]

Coconut Matzo Granola
Coconut Matzo Granola

A mixture of coconut, chopped pistachios, almonds, and matzo, this nutty, chunky granola makes an ideal topping for ice cream or yogurt. Stored in an airtight container, it will keep for at least a week.

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[Photograph: Lucy Baker]

Double Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
Double Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

These chocolate macaroons have an incredibly moist, fudge-like center. Sweetened flaked coconut gives them structure and a delicious chewy crunch.

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[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Flourless Orange-Saffron Cake
Flourless Orange-Saffron Cake

Whole pureed oranges give this cake, which is flavored with saffron and studded with almonds, a richness almost reminiscent of cheesecake. A simple honey syrup adds just enough sweetness.

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[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]