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If just the sight of that renowned pink container with gold foil-wrapped candies causes your mind to wander and you begin to salivate at the thought of the butter, chocolate and nut confection we all know as Almond Roca, then read on to find my DIY no-fail method!

This is not just a standard toffee with a few sprinkles of sliced almonds and a smear of chocolate. Rather it is a rich, molten toffee cradled deliciously in the arms of decadent sweet chocolate and its perfect partner, chopped nuts.  It is so much better than store-bought Roca, in my humble opinion.

I use pecans and walnuts, along with the almonds, because I feel it adds a slight nutty taste advantage over Almond Roca made solely with almonds. It rounds out the flavor. If you're a purist at heart, you can use almonds alone and forego the others... I won't tell.


Step 1: Gather Ingredients and Tools

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Ingredients: 
  • 1 pound butter 
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (either semi-sweet or milk chocolate)
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup raw walnuts

Tools:
  • 9" x 13" baking dish
  • Candy thermometer 
  • Food processor (shown in STEP 2)
  • Medium-sized heavy sauce pan
  • Stirring spoon
  • Sharp Knife




 
bajablue2 years ago
Almond Roca is the most perfectly balanced food... EVER! Beautiful work... and now I'm craving chocolate... again! ;-p~
krissisj (author)  bajablue2 years ago
Thank you Baja! Your coconut chocolates look fabulous as well... and certainly more friendly to my waistline! I am definitely going to give them a try!
sshumaker2 years ago
These look delicious. This is my favorite candy. I am definitely adding it to the Christmas baking list as well as any other holiday or non-holiday that requires a fix.
krissisj (author)  sshumaker2 years ago
Thank you for the nice comment, sshumaker! Almond roca is definitely my favorite candy as well... so rich and buttery, you really can't go wrong using it as a gift for any holiday or special occasion. Thanks again!
Good tip about the Magic Pig Wand, I need to get me one of those. :D

These look lovely!
krissisj (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
:) Thank you! I think my wand is malfunctioning, darn it!