Wolfgang Puck's Passover Friendly Apricot Macaroons

These macaroons are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. They are the perfect 4:00 pm pick me up during this long week of Passover, when you are craving something light and sweet.

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup dried apricots, cut into quarters
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
4 egg whites
4 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut

In a small saucepan, combine apricots, water and 1 tablespoon sugar. Cook apricots over medium heat until tender and about 1 tablespoon water remains. Cool slightly and transfer to a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Add remaining sugar, egg whites and 1/2 cup coconut. Process by first using on-off spurts, and then allow machine to run until apricots are pureed. Transfer to large bowl of electric mixer. Add remaining coconut. Beat on medium speed until coconut is well blended. Stop machine and check the texture. Mixture should hold together when pinched. Conitnue to mix, if necessary.

Using your hands, shape mixture into pointed cone shapes. Arrange 1 inch apart on parchment paper on cookie sheets. Bake in preheated 350° oven for 15 to 20 minutes until the tops are well browned. Cool on rack. Store in airtight container.

Makes 24-32 macaroons.

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Passover Butterscotch Crunch Bars

These kosher for passover treats are so good, you might want to make them all year round!

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Ingredients:

12 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 Matzo boards
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cups dried cranberries

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° F
Melt the butter or margarine and brown sugar in a pot over medium heat, whisking until the mixture is melted and smooth.
Cover a jelly-roll baking pan with aluminum foil. Line the pan with a single layer of matzah, breaking it as necessary to fit. Pour the brown sugar mixture over the matzhot, spreading evenly with an offset spatula to make sure every surface is covered. Bake for 10 minutes.
In a medium bowl, toss the pecans, chocolate chips, coconut and cranberries.
When you remove the pan from the oven, sprinkle an even layer of the coconut mixture over the top. Cut into squares while warm.

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