Saturday, December 10, 2011

Copycat Almond Roca

I have never made much candy come the holidays. I make baked goods, but not a lot of candy. I have made peanut brittle and peanut clusters and caramel, but that's about it. I wanted to find a recipe for toffee of some sort. So I did a search and came up with this Almond Roca recipe. Oh. goodness.

It tastes just like the real thing that you buy in the canister. It was so easy as well. So easy that I wasn't sure I did it right. That's it? I thought. Yup. So make loads of this and give it to your neighbors and co-workers. You'll be their favorite person. 

Now this isn't break-your-tooth toffee. It's a softer hardness. Not caramel-y, don't get confused. It's hard, but a soft hard.
 Just make it and you'll get it.

1 lb. butter (not margarine)

  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 6Tbsp. water
  • 1 c. finely chopped almonds
  • 1 (11 1/2 ounce) bag milk chocolate chips

  • Over Medium heat, melt butter in a large pot. Add corn syrup, water and sugar to pot and cook until temp reaches 290 degrees (about 15-20 minutes), stirring constantly with a wooden spoon (mixture will rise and bubble quite a bit).

    Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 of the almonds. Turn mixture onto a greased cookie sheet WITH EDGES! While the mixture is cooling, melt the chocolate over low heat until all the chips are gone, and chocolate is smooth. Don't burn it. Pour the hot chocolate over the almond mixture and spread evenly. Sprinkle with remaining almonds and allow candy to cool completely and chocolate to harden. I put mine in the fridge overnight.
    Break apart and serve.

    Note: I used a 9x13 dish. Don't do this. See how thick my candy is? Next time I will use a cookie sheet so it's thinner. If you want thick chunks, use the 9x13. 

    Recipe Adapted from:



    1. My husband would love this! Pinning for future use. Yum!

    2. Almond Roca is my hubby's favorite Christmas candy! This looks like a keeper.

    3. Oh my! Your photos have me drooling for sure. This looks absolutely fabulous! Oh how I love this candy.

    4. LOL at the edges on the cookie sheet, I could totally see myself doing something like that then thinking, "she didn't say it needed edges."

    5. Oh Sue : ) But really, it could happen. I just know it!

    6. Oh YUM! Mandy You are amazing! Thanks for sharing this mouth watering recipe! I can't wait to try it!

    7. IF you place the chocolate chips on the hot mixture, it will melt from the heat of the candy. It will be VERY easy to spread with the back of a spoon, No risk of burning the chocolate. I use the Mini chocolate chips, they melt quickly, then top with the crushed almonds. Let cool!


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