Apr 6, 2017  By Jewish National Fund  Category: Education,

In the JNF Kitchen: Passover cocoa bites, an easy and tasty dessert

Margot Alfie, a JNF board member in Atlanta and personal chef extraordinaire, shared this recipe for a super easy, and super tasty, Passover dessert.

This year's holiday will be Margot's 27th in America. Her grandparents emigrated from Syria to Mexico at the beginning of the 1900s. "My parents and I were born in Mexico. Therefore we are Mexican, Syrian, and also Jewish," Margot says. "Growing up in a Middle Eastern Mexican home, I developed a very unique culinary taste. Sometimes we had a Syrian meal, sometimes a Mexican meal, but sometimes we had an absolutely delicious fusion of the two."

Last year, Margot shared a wonderful charoset recipe, which you can find here

Enjoy this #RecipeOfTheWeek, and if you make any of these recipes, be sure to send a photo of your creation to teddyherzl18@gmail.com or tweet it to @JNFUSA with the hashtag #JNFfoodie. We might share it! 

Have a Chag Pesach Kasher v' Sameach -- a happy and healthy Passover!


2-1/2 cups finely chopped nuts (your preference) 
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa 
1/4 cup powdered sugar 
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
2 egg whites, beaten to a firm peak
1/2 cup sugar, for garnish
Coconut oil, to help in the shaping the balls


Mix the nuts, cocoa, powdered sugar and cloves. Fold in the egg whites with a spatula. Place the 1/2 cup sugar in a container. “Wet” your hands with a little water, coconut oil, or butter, and form balls with the mix about the size of a walnut. Drop it in the container with sugar and coat it.

Margot Alfie in her home kitchen.