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Pesachim 109a has קליות given to the kids at Seder. Is there an issue of this "parched grain" being chametz? How would it be made? Like matzah? How would they make it appealing to kids?

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  • The beginning of ph.yhb.org.il/en/04-02-07 may be relevant. – Isaac Moses Mar 9 at 19:00
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    Dry toasting fresh wheat grains doesn't present any problem of chametz, since even if some juice oozed out from one grain onto another it is like fruit juice and doesn't cause the wheat to ferment Shulchan Arukh OC 463:1 (I don't know if that is what they would use for kids, but it seemingly could have been) – Double AA Mar 9 at 19:01
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    OC 208 4 sounds like toasted wheat was indeed a common snack, but not toasted barley. – Double AA Mar 9 at 19:03
  • youtube.com/watch?v=5fSY4YCVSoM It's just like popcorn (which is also kosher lepesach, even for ashkenazim if you can find corn to use that's never been washed) – Double AA Mar 9 at 19:05
  • I just tried it here at home and while the wheat berries are definitely crispier toasted it wasn't the major change I was expecting. Maybe it's because my wheat isn't super fresh or something. – Double AA Mar 9 at 20:15

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