Skinny, Delectable Passover Magic Bars


These bars are rich, sweet, gooey and definitely addictive.  This recipe is a takeoff of my Outrageous Magical Bars.  My family loves them so much I’ve converted my regular skinny recipe for Passover.  I’m using matzo crumbs instead of graham cracker crumbs and a spread like Smart Balance to replace the reduced-fat butter. I’m also adding dried cranberries.  They require no mixing or fussing.  Just seven ingredients layered right in the pan.  The skinny for 1yummy bar is 162 calories, 6 grams of fat and 4 Weight Watchers POINTS. One regular bar has 356 calories and 23 grams of fat.  Start a tradition this year because they’ll probably become the most requested dessert to make for Passover.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 25-30 minutes


¼ cup Smart Balance Light or Benecol Light

4 matzos, unsalted or 1¼ cup matzo meal

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

¾ cup dried cranberries

½ cup walnuts, chopped

½ cup flaked coconut (sweetened)

1 (14oz) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Break the matzo into pieces and place in a blender.  Cover and blend on high to make crumbs or start with 1¼ cup matzo meal.

3. In a 13 x 9 baking pan, generously coat with cooking spray.   Add the Smart Balance and place in the oven to melt.  This will take about a minute.  Remove from oven.

4. Sprinkle the matzo crumbs evenly over the top of the Smart Balance.  Do not mix.

5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top.

6. Next, sprinkle the cranberries and then the walnuts.  Finally sprinkle the coconut evenly over the top.

7. Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the chips.  To make the milk easier to drizzle, place the can in a bowl of hot water for a few minutes.

8. Bake for about 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

9. Cut into 24 squares while still somewhat hot.  If you let them cool they become very difficult to cut.

Makes 24 bars

Food Fact

Sweetened condensed milk binds all the ingredients together in these bars.  It’s normally made from a mixture of whole milk and sugar that has about 60% of its water removed.   Its consistency is thick and sticky like honey and is very sweet tasting.  I’m using a fat-free version made with nonfat milk.

Weight Watchers
(old points) 4
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 bar
162 calories, 6g fat, 3g protein, 23g carbs, 1g fiber, 60mg sodium, 18g sugar
FAT FACTS: for 1 regular bar
356 cal, 23g fat, 6g protein, 38g carbs, 2g fiber, 163mg sodium, 31g sugar

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15 Responses to “Skinny, Delectable Passover Magic Bars”

  1. Jecka Says:

    I have to say how happy I’ve been when reading your recent Kosher-for-Passover recipes! It’s hard being Jewish around Easter time when all the recipes online and sales in the stores are for Easter! Thanks so so so much for posting these recipes!

  2. admin Says:

    Thanks Jecka. I hope you enjoy the recipes. Happy Passover!

  3. Debbie Says:

    I’d like to try this recipe, but my family does not like coconut. Is there something I can replace it with or should I just leave it out? Thanks so much!

  4. admin Says:

    Debbie, you can just leave out the coconut all together. Or, you might want to add 1/4 cup more of chocolate chips. Since your going to leave the coconut out, you can now afford more chips.
    Hope your family enjoys these! By the way Debbie, I’ll be posting soon some other wonderful Passover recipes. I’m so excited to share a super yummy, Skinny Matzo Ball Soup. Stay tuned…

  5. Debbie Says:

    Thanks! I’m looking forward to the new recipes, especially for skinny Matzo Balls!

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  7. admin Says:

    Thanks so much for sharing my Skinny Passover Magic Bars. Your collections looks great!

  8. mollie Says:

    these look amazing! can they be made parve?

  9. admin Says:

    Mollie, I regret to say I don’t know how to make these parve. I know Borden Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk is Kosher Dairy so I don’t know how you could make these without it.
    Happy Passover!
    My best,

  10. Megan Says:

    This recipe was simpe and tasted delicious but the amount of matzo meal used is too much and when the bar was finished cooking it was still powdery when you tried to lift the bars out of the pan.

  11. admin Says:

    I’m sorry Megan. I created this recipe years ago and don’t remember that. Sounds like I need to make it again and maybe make a small adjustment. But I’m so glad you enjoyed the taste!

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  13. admin Says:

    Thank you so much Becky for including my Skinny, Delectable Passover Magic Bars.
    Happy Passover!
    With my very best wishes,

  14. pia Says:

    Darn this looks so good. ( just shopped!)

    All my life (Long Island & Manhattan) I took for granted stores having more food for Passover than Easter.

    Now I live in the bible belt and well a new Publix opened that actually has a quarter aisle devoted to Passover and a front aisle. I was so excited I took a picture–and I’m not a practicing Jew!

    So thanks for putting the Passover recipes on top! Small gesture but one that warms my heart!

  15. admin Says:

    I live in a small town so I can relate to what you are talking about Pia. Have fun with these!

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