Almond Roca Recipe

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Almond Roca

Aurora McBee

By
@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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1To 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.
2Melt butter in heavy bottomed sauce pan. Add sugar, stir. Stir in water and corn syrup.
3To help prevent crystalization, wipe a wetted paper towel around the inside of the saucepan, just above the butter mixture.
4Cook 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.
5Pour onto greased 10x15 pan. Cool completely. (I also line the pan with greased parchment)
6Melt 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.
7Flip the candy over. Melt remaining chocolate, spread over candy, sprinkle with remaining chopped almonds.
8Allow to cool and harden. Break into pieces.

About this Recipe

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