This recipe used to be the favorite of not only the kids but also the parents in my daughter’s preschool. Chocolate covered Farfel would also be a part of all the Seder get togethers we had. This recipe had been given to me by the director of my daughter’s preschool. I have added the orange flavor to cater to the cravings of the grown ups! The combination of Orange and Chocolate had always been my favorite. However it tastes as good even without it.
I will be sending this to Meeta’s Monthly Mingle: Fruit and Chocolate.
What is Farfel?
As the Wiki says…”Farfel are small pellet-shaped noodles, made of flour mixed with egg. Farfel is most prevalent in Jewish cuisine. It consists of an egg noodle dough which may be cut or grated for use in soups, or served as a side dish.”
1. 12 oz chocolate chips (Can use Plain Milk chocolate chips or combine 6 oz of milk chocolate and 6 oz of semi sweet choc. Chips)
2. 3 tablespoon oil
3. 2 cups farfel (or broken matzah)
4. 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
5. 1 cup raisins
1. 1/4 teaspoon Orange Extract
2. 1 cup walnuts OR 1 cup mini marshmallows
Use less farfel or more chocolate if using more ingredients.
Melt chocolate in microwave or double boiler.
Stir in oil.
Stir in farfel or broken matzah. Add more farfel if mixture is too runny. Stir in the orange zest.
If using the optional ingredients add them now and stir them in.
Drop by spoonfuls into a cookie sheet (like a cookie).
I have done it in chunks. Whatever shape works out for you is good.
Refrigerate until solid.
Variations: Use roughly crushed waffle cones instead of Farfel or Matzah.