Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is by far the BEST Almond Roca imitation that I have tasted! You don't have to be a pro at making candy to make this. If you like Almond Roca, you just gotta try it!!
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 1 cup butter (do not substitute margarine)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄3 cup water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 12 ounces milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup finely ground walnuts
- Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray it with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place almonds in a single layer on cookie sheet.
- Cook butter, sugar, water, vanilla and salt in a heavy saucepan over high heat, stirring mixture constantly, 15-18 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 310°F.
- Remove from heat and immediately pour over almonds (do not scrape the pan).
- Sprinkle immediately with chocolate morsels and spread evenly to 1/2 inch from sides.
- Sprinkle with ground walnuts.
- Let stand until firm.
- Break into small pieces and store in an airtight container.
- (The toffee mixture will not coat the entire baking sheet).
I loved this! It tasted just like what you would purchase in a specialty store. I had to make it twice though, as the first batch I burned. The second time a took the advice of others and it took exactly 10 min from the moment it began to boil. I will make this again for sure!
I did enjoy this candy! Just keep an eye on that candy thermometer after it reaches 275 degrees because there is where it goes up so quickly. Great recipe Pvt Amys Mom
Many, many years ago, a co-worker would bring a huge batch of Almond Roca to share w/everyone at work during Christmas. It was delicious, she told me it was easy, so naturally I asked for the recipe... which I've since, sadly, lost. I've thankfully recovered it thanks to Pvt Amys Mom's posting here. This recipe is just as easy, and just as equally delicious!! ...and it produces exactly the same terrific reaction from everyone that tastes it and unabashedly loves it, especially yours truly. It took me a while to post this review, but I'm now going on my third year of sharing my own Christmas batch of Almond Roca w/everyone at work, and getting lots of smiles & Thank Yous from everyone who has a bite. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!