Almond Roca

Almond Roca Recipe

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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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
45 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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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

How to Make Almond Roca

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.

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About Almond Roca

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




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