20 Delicious Passover Desserts to End Your Seder on a Sweet Note

For your chocolate-loving guests—and those more partial to fruity flavors.


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Chances are, your family has a favorite flourless, dairy-free Passover dessert that has been passed down through the generations. But once in a while it's nice to try something different for the seder meal, especially since other Passover recipes—with its gefilte fish and brisket—remain much the same every year.

These simple holiday treats are a few of our new standbys, and are sure to please, whether you're in the mood for something light and refreshing or rich and sweet. If you spot an ingredient (like vanilla ice cream) that's not Kosher for Passover, feel free to replace it with a dairy-free Kosher for Passover product that suits you. And remember: it isn't Passover without chocolate-covered matzo—we've included five variations in this roundup. Chag sameach!

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake
Roland Bello

You can never go wrong with this decadent, fudgy classic.

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Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons
José Picayo

With just 5 ingredients, you can whip up these chewy flourless cookies—perfect for Passover or Easter.

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Strawberry Dust Meringues

Strawberry Dusted Meringues
Caitlin Bensel

Meringues may seem like a fancy and complicated treat to make, but they're simple to whip up and call for only seven ingredients—no flour needed.

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Sheet Pan Pavlova With Berries and Mangoes

Sheet Pan Pavlova
Greg DuPree

Welcome Passover (and the start of spring!) with this fruit-topped pavlova. Stick to the berries and mangoes called for here, or use stone fruits, apple slices, and pomegranate seeds instead.

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Flourless Spiced Hot Chocolate Cake

Flourless Spiced Hot Chocolate Cake
Caitlin Bensel

Chances are you already have a go-to flourless chocolate cake recipe that you dust off every Passover, but why not change things up a bit with this spiced hot chocolate version? Here, the rich cake gets a flavorful boost courtesy of ground cinnamon and cayenne.

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Holiday Brigadeiros

Holiday Brigadeiros

These Brazilian treats make for an easy holiday dessert no matter what holiday you’re celebrating, and since they don’t contain any flour they are Passover-approved. Roll your brigadeiros in shredded coconut, or very finely crushed nuts like pistachios, pecans, or walnuts, for a satisfying crunch.

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No-Churn Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

No Churn Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream
Samantha Seneviratne

While this ice cream is made with dairy, you can always use dairy-free ingredients instead if your Passover feast is kosher. No matter what you use in the base, the real star here is the roasted strawberries, which are sweet, extra-fruity, and downright delicious.

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Easy Chocolate Mousse With Croissant Crumbs

Easy Chocolate Mousse with Croissant Crumbs
Caitlin Bensel

Swap croissant crumbs for matzo crumbs in this mousse recipe and you’ve got yourself a Passover-friendly dessert that doesn’t disappoint.

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Watermelon Mojito Granita Recipe

Watermelon Mojito Granita
Antonis Achilleos

If you’re looking to end your seder with a dessert that will give your guests a little buzz, give this watermelon mojito granita recipe a try. In this refreshing dish, watermelon, white rum, mint jelly, and a generous dose of lime juice come together to create a slushy-like treat.

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Chocolate Bark With Dried Fruit and Spices

Chocolate Bark With Dried Fruit and Spices
Josh Wand

This rich chocolate bark studded with dried fruit and dusted with spices is inspired by a recipe for chocolate-dipped figs in the cookbook Modern Jewish Cooking by Leah Koenig. Adding a bit of shortening to the melted chocolate keeps it shiny and smooth once it cools and saves the work of tempering.

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Lemony Almond Macaroons

Lemony Almond Macaroons
Ellen Silverman

Grated lemon zest perks up these chewy coconut macaroons, while sliced almonds add a nice crunch. As an added bonus, these bite-sized treats take just 20 minutes to bake.

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Cherries Jubilee

Cherries Jubilee
Joseph De Leo

This sweet and tart dessert is easy to make for a crowd, and takes less than 30 minutes to whip up.

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Gluten-Free Almond Macaroon Cake

Almond Flour Recipes: Macaroon Cake
Jennifer Causey

Chewy coconut macaroons meet a classic almond cake in this simple recipe that only requires six pantry staples. If you’re looking for a Passover dessert that’s familiar but not boring, this is it.

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Baked Cinnamon Roasted Pineapple

Cinnamon Roasted Pineapple
Steve Giralt

For Passover, serve these sweet and tangy roasted pineapple pieces with ice cream, whipped cream, or pudding.

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Raspberry Sorbet With Whipped Cream and Meringues

Raspberry Sorbet With Whipped Cream and Meringues
Marcus Nilsson

Turn raspberry sorbet into a full-fledged dessert with freshly whipped cream and meringue crumbles.

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White Chocolate Ginger Matzo

White Chocolate Ginger
Grace Elkus

Follow the recipe through step three. Drizzle the matzo with three tablespoons melted white chocolate, then top with three tablespoons coarsely chopped crystallized ginger and three tablespoons dried blueberries.

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Salted Nut and Honey Matzo

Salted Nut and Honey
Grace Elkus

Follow the recipe through step three. Then drizzle the matzo with 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons natural nut butter. If the nut butter is too thick to drizzle, stir in a bit of melted coconut oil. Top with 2 tablespoons toasted slivered almonds, 3 teaspoons honey, and a sprinkle of sea salt (such as Maldon).

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Nutty Caramel Coconut Matzo

Nutty Caramel Coconut
Grace Elkus

Follow the recipe through step three. Then drizzle the matzo with 3 tablespoons caramel sauce, then top with 1/3 cup coarsely-chopped pecans and 1/4 cup toasted coconut chips.

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Superfood Crunch

Superfood Crunch
Grace Elkus

Follow the recipe through step three. Place 2 tablespoons pre-rinsed quinoa in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Toast for 3 to 5 minutes until the quinoa is fragrant, slightly puffed, and lightly golden brown. Remove from the heat and sprinkle over matzo. Top with 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped salted pistachios and 3 tablespoons dried cranberries.

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Sweet Citrus Blend Matzo

Sweet Citrus Blend
Grace Elkus

Follow this recipe through step three. Using a small knife, cut the zest of an orange into very thin pieces. Top the matzot with a few strips of orange zest (or candied orange peel), 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds, and 1/4 cup mini white chocolate chips.

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