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!
A girl from work always made almond roca for the holidays, and to me it was like crack. I thought it would be difficult to make and i wouldn't be able to find a recipe as good as hers. This recipe is perfect and has the taste and amazing texture i was looking for. I am glad i came across this because now i make it all the time! One hint...use a metal or wooden spoon...first time i made it with a plastic one and by the time i was done stirring only half the spoon came out because it melted! haha
WOW!!! I could leave it at that...but I'll try to be more helpful. I don't have a candy thermometer so I had to guess on the temperature. I cooked it for only about 8-10 minutes but it came out perfect! I can't believe how delicious this was. ANd, I really cant believe how much money I have spent on ALmond ROca when this was soooo easy! Thanks a million for this A+++++ recipe Pvt Amy!!!
This is FABULOUS! Tastes exactly like a Daim bar.. and was simple to make. I lightly toasted my almond flakes, and do not own a candy thermometer so guessed it.. took only 10 mins - but then i don't have a heavy bottomed pan - stirring like crazy seemed to work as it got towards the end. Was a tad worried as it smelled burnt as it changed to a darker color.. but the flavor has turned out perfecctly. Also stirred in my flaked almonds before pouring out onto waxed paper cookie sheet. thank you!!!
So easy a Marine can make this candy! Thanks Pvt Amy's mom--you made this Marine Officer proud of her lack of cooking ability!
I'm not a candy maker, but this was so easy! I'll make this again!
this was delicious...terribly hard to pack up for gifts because i kept eating it all!!! everyone said this was the best they had tasted - better than the original! thanks!
This is the second year I've made this confection to send to family and friends. Even my husband, the critic, says he "loves this."