Recipe: Almond Roca

I usually make people beg me for this recipe, but I have changed my mind and thought some things the world just needs to know, and making Almond Roca is one of them.  I also probably won’t have to worry about showing up to the same Christmas party as you 🙂

You will want to make sure that you have a Candy Thermometer that has an accurate reading.  Other than that this is simple and worthy to give as Christmas Gifts to your neighbors and family.


How to make Homemade Almond Roca

1 1/2 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Butter
3 T Water
1 T Light Corn Syrup
1 t Vanilla
12 oz Chocolate Chips
1 cup Toasted almonds

Pre-Heat oven to 325 degrees. While oven is pre-heating, chop your almonds with a sharp knife or pulse in your food processor. Lay out in a cookie sheet and toast for about 5 min, and set aside.

Prepare 9×13 pan by spraying it with non-stick spray.

In Medium Pan over medium heat, boil first four ingredients. Stir until butter is melted.  Place candy thermometer in pan and leave until 310 degrees stirring a few times, but watch closely once it reaches 290 degrees. Once the temp is at 310, turn off heat and add vanilla, stir quickly.  Pour over prepared pan and sprinkle chocolate chips, cover for two minutes.  Take a rubber spatula and smooth all the chocolate.  Sprinkle the top with Almonds.

Variation:  You could place the almonds on the bottom of the 9×13 pan and sprinkle the top with almond dust and what I do.

If you try it let me know how it turns out for you 😉

how to make almond roca


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