Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Holiday Treats

I had to share this sinfully easy recipe for

Almond Roca
(no candy thermometer required)

My friend Kasee and I picked this little ditty up at Santa's Workshop

(Interpret that as you will)

The best part about it is that it's made from ingredients you probably have sitting beckoning you from your cupboards at this very minute!

Brown Sugar:  "Put me to good use please!"
Butter: "I ALWAYS get neglected!"
(right? hahaha)

Homemade candy has always intimidated me...

but this recipe gives me more confidence!

Hopefully it does the same for you.

You can thank me later.


3.5 oz. almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
1 stick BUTTER
3/4 cup brown sugar
6 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped


1. Spray a 9 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Cover the bottom of the pan with your chopped toasted almonds, reserving about 2 Tbsp for later use.

2. Place the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat until melted. Add the brown sugar and stir constantly with a wooden spoon for seven minutes. ( make sure not to burn...or your candy will taste like BBQ)

3. Immediately pour the hot sugar mixture over the almonds and spread smoothly to the edges with a spatula.

4. IMPORTANT: While the mixture is STILL HOT, sprinkle the chopped chocolate on top. Let the chocolate soften and melt into chocolaty goodness and smooth it evenly with a spatula or knife. Sprinkle the top with the reserved almonds while the chocolate is still wet. 

5. Place the pan in the freezer for 20 mins. to set the candy.

6. Remove from freezer and break apart...then eat...and repeat.



  1. oh how very yummy! :D

  2. Delicious! I made this (along with some other candies) for a holiday potluck, and it was a HUGE hit! Keep the sweet-treat recipes comming! :)


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