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25 Passover Desserts That Will Become Family Favorites

These Passover desserts will end your meal on a sweet note. Find recipes for macaroons, flourless cakes, matzo treats and more.

Passover desserts are the perfect finishing touch to the holiday. After celebrating the Seder, bring out the sweets.

These recipes are made without chametz—that’s leavening agents, wheat, barley, spelt, rye, or oats. We know that some families also avoid kitniyot (that includes legumes, sesame, rice and corn) during this holiday as well, so check over the recipes and ingredient lists on packaged foods carefully.

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Passover Rainbow Cookies

The name “rainbow cookies” is actually a bit of a misnomer for these classic New York treats. To make the pretty layered cookies, you’ll bake three thin cakes, spread jam between them and coat with smooth melted chocolate. —Shannon Sarna, South Orange, New Jersey

Editor’s Tip: When using pantry ingredients in these recipes, double-check that they have been certified Kosher for Passover.

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Flourless Olive Oil Chocolate Cake

The oil in this flourless chocolate olive oil cake creates richness and prevents the cake from being overly sweet. Because it’s flourless, it works for so many diets and is a great Passover dessert option. —Jenna Barnard, Butternut Bakery
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Matzo Toffee

Once you start eating matzo toffee, you may not be able to stop! Matzo crackers are topped with buttery caramel, chocolate and slivered almonds and then baked to perfection. —Sharalyn Zander, Jacksonville, Alabama
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Chewy Macaroons

No list of Passover desserts is complete without macaroons! These coconut cookies are lightly crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. —Herbert Borland, Des Moines, Washington
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Rosemary Citrus Sorbet

This pretty pastel dessert bursts with the fresh flavors of grapefruit, lime and rosemary. —Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Apple Cake for Passover

Adding a dollop of whipped cream is a sweet addition to this Passover apple cake! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Mom's Fried Apples

Mom often made these fried apples for me while I was growing up. The recipe is very dear to me. —Margie Tappe, Prague, Oklahoma
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Easy Almond Joy Chia Pudding

I enjoy making this coconut milk chia pudding recipe because it’s easy and I can find all the ingredients at my local market. No baking is required, and it’s served in individual jars for guests. For more flavor, add shredded coconut. You can even top this with another favorite Passover dessert: crushed macaroons! —Ashley Altan, Hanover, Maryland
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Hazelnut Macarons

You don’t have to be an expert in French cooking to whip up these sandwich cookies. The crisp, chewy macarons require attention to detail, but they’re not hard to make—and they’re simply a delight, both for personal snacking and giving as gifts!
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Slow-Cooker Baked Apples

Coming home to this irresistible dessert on a dreary day is just wonderful; it’s slow-cooker easy. — Evangeline Bradford, Erlanger, Kentucky
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Cashew Butter Cookies

Add these cookies to your list of easy Passover recipes. The cashew butter makes these a bit more sophisticated than your standard peanut butter cookie. Plus, as a vegan and gluten-free option, everyone will be able to enjoy these. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Nut Fruit Bark

Here’s a sophisticated version of fruit bark. Dark chocolate turns into a rich mocha flavor with espresso powder. If you’re a fan of sweet-salty tidbits, make sure to use the sea salt. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey
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Cranberry Lime Macaroons

It wouldn’t be the holidays for my family and friends if I didn’t make these chewy lime-flavored macaroons. I usually make several batches a week during the season..—Alisa Costa, Chatham, New York
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Almond-Pecan Date Truffles

My daughter and I came across a date candy recipe when she was learning about ancient Egypt. We changed some of the spices and nuts to suit our taste. My dad was a beekeeper and Mom always made a coconut date ball for Christmas. The truffles remind me of past Christmases and are ideal for something quick yet festive on a holiday tray. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia
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Chunky Banana Cream Freeze

Everyone loves ice cream, but we all know it doesn’t make a great after-school snack. Until this! With its sweet banana-almond flavor and chunky texture, this appealing banana peanut butter “ice cream” is a crowd-pleaser. People who ask me for the recipe can’t believe how easy it is to make. —Kristen Bloom, Okinawa, Japan
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Chocolate-Dipped Hazelnut Macaroons

These pretty cookies are perfect for the special holiday season and pretty easy to make! —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
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Strawberry-Hazelnut Meringue Shortcakes

In summer the strawberry farms are open for picking. I serve strawberries with a crunchy hazelnut meringue cookie. —Barbara Estabrook, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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Flourless Chocolate Torte

Here's the perfect dessert for chocoholics—like me! I bake this melt-in-your-mouth torte all the time for special occasions. For an elegant finish, dust it with confectioners' sugar. —Kayla Albrecht, Freeport, Illinois
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Two-Berry Pavlova

Here’s a light and airy dessert that I first tried in Ireland. When I got home, I made this berry pavlova for my kids, who loved to build their own with their favorite fruits. The whipped cream makes for icing on the cake! —Norma Stevenson, Eagan, Minnesota
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Chocolate Covered Matzo

At the top of my list of Passover desserts is this recipe for chocoalte-covered matzo. My entire family asks me to make this every Passover! I’ve even been asked to ship it across the country. You can use white chocolate, dark chocolate or a combination, or add nuts before the chocolate sets. —Dana Darrow, Nashua, New Hampshire
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Strawberry Citrus Ice

Daiquiri fans, put away your straws for this blend of strawberries, lime juice and orange juice in a refreshing ice. — Robin M. Keane, Framingham, Massachusetts
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Chocolate Meringue Stars

These light, delicate chocolate meringue cookies are always a hit. Their big chocolate flavor makes it difficult to keep the kids away before they’re on the cookie tray! —Edna F. Lee, Greeley, Colorado
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Chocolate Pomegranate Candies

This recipe pairs white and dark chocolate with whole, natural ingredients for an unbelievably delicious treat! These candies are perfect to give as a gift. —Kelly Zdrowak, Orchard Park, New York
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Chocolate-Avocado Mousse

I have rheumatoid arthritis, and I follow a special diet to help manage the symptoms. This avocado mousse is simple to make and tastes heavenly. The avocados can help reduce inflammation. —Kelly Kirby, Mill Bay, Nova Scotia
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Snow-Puffed Meringues

My family and friends like a nice pick-me-up dessert after a big holiday meal. These feather-light morsels fit the bill perfectly. To make six dozen cookies, or to make them easier to ship, skip the Nutella and dust with cocoa instead. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

Katie Bandurski
As Senior Shopping Editor, Katie connects Taste of Home readers with the best gifts, deals and home products on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and watching Christmas movies.
Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. Lisa is also dedicated to finding and testing the best ingredients, kitchen gear and home products for our Test Kitchen-Preferred program. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.