Almond Roca Recipe

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Almond Roca

Aurora McBee

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@aurora

This is my mom's recipe. I think it's pretty standard, but using good quality chocolate and butter makes it to die for! I also toast my almonds for extra flavor.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

45 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 c
unsalted butter-softened
2 c
granulated sugar
1/4 c
water
2 Tbsp
light corn syrup
1 1/3 c
toasted slivered almonds
2/3 c
toasted almonds, chopped fine
8 oz
semisweet chocolate
1 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To toast almonds: spread in thin layer on baking sheet, bake 350* for approx. 6 minutes, flipping them every 2 minutes. After they are cool, chop 2/3 Cup of them in food processor.
2
Melt butter in heavy bottomed sauce pan. Add sugar, stir. Stir in water and corn syrup.
3
To help prevent crystalization, wipe a wetted paper towel around the inside of the saucepan, just above the butter mixture.
4
Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until candy thermometer reads 290*F. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and 1 1/3 cups almonds and stir gently.
5
Pour onto greased 10x15 pan. Cool completely. (I also line the pan with greased parchment)
6
Melt half of the chocolate in a double boiler. Spread over cooled candy. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup of the finely chopped almonds. Let it cool completely and cover with parchment.
7
Flip the candy over. Melt remaining chocolate, spread over candy, sprinkle with remaining chopped almonds.
8
Allow to cool and harden. Break into pieces.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American