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7 Passover Desserts

Passover can be tricky when it comes to desserts. Most traditional recipes aren’t an option, making it the perfect time to spotlight recipes that feature nuts, fruit and chocolate, rather than flours and dairy. But, just because cookies and cupcakes are out of the question doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate with a delicious, showstopping dessert.

From a two-ingredient chocolate mousse to a surprising twist on peanut butter cups, here are 7 Passover-friendly dessert recipes to showcase.


Photo by James Ransom

Recipe: Herve This’ Chocolate Mousse

It took a brilliant, adventurous chemist to discover the simplest way to make chocolate mousse at home. Hervé This’ recipe magically makes a flawless, creamy chocolate mousse out of just chocolate and water.


Photo by Melanie Einzig

Recipe: Almond Ice with Glazed Cherries

The ice is delicate and nutty, a little sweet but only suggestively so. It isn’t ice cream but it isn’t granita, either. It is more like newly fallen snowflakes, with fresh, syrup-coated cherries for good measure.


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Recipe: Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites

These sweet treats are a mix between a no-bake cookie and a truffle. They are wicked. They are also incredibly simple and you probably already have the ingredients on hand.


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Recipe: Thai Peanut Butter Cups

You infuse coconut milk with all your favorite curry flavors: galangal, lime zest, lemongrass, and Thai chiles. But the similarities end there -- the strained milk is blended with peanut butter and piped into tiny chocolate cups for homemade peanut butter cups that put Reese's to shame.


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Recipe: David Lebovitz’s Chocolate Sorbet

Despite having no dairy or eggs, this sorbet is impossibly creamy (not to mention dark and sweet). It also remains perfectly scoopable without going hard or icy in the slightest, even after several days in the freezer.


Photo by James Ransom

Recipe: No-Temper Chocolate-Dipped Cherries

These sweet treats are simple, but incredibly addictive. This secret technique to achieve a perfect, glossy chocolate coat will work for just about anything you care to dip in chocolate.


Photo by Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Apples Baked in Cider

Once you reduce some cider and core a few apples this recipe is virtually hands off, and the results can be anything you want them to be. You can eat the sweet, mellowed apples bare -- a more virtuous cousin of the apple pie -- to restore you when you're feeling cold and low, or you can dress them up as you please.

What are your go-to recipes for Passover desserts? Share your comments below!