Are you looking for the best Almond Roca recipe? This is it! Perfect every time. The rich caramel covered with smooth chocolate and almonds is delicious.
Homemade Almond Roca
Are you looking for the best Almond Roca recipe? This. Is. It! It’s taken years to perfect it, and I’m so thrilled to be able to share the recipe with you because it’s soooo good and always gets rave reviews. If you haven’t tried making homemade almond roca before, you definitely should. This candy has incredible flavor and texture – with its hard caramel crunchy middle that’s coated with creamy milk chocolate and topped with little pieces of smashed almonds, it’s delectable.
Truth be told, my husband is the one who has the gift to make the almond roca taste so good. He’s been making it for years and gives it out at work and to family & friends during the holidays. It’s good year round in my opinion 🙂
Here are the secrets to a good batch of Almond Roca
Other recipes may call for chopped or blanched almonds. We prefer to simply smash the almonds because you get a good mixture of larger and smaller pieces for the topping. We have not used a candy thermometer for years, although it’s smart to use one the first several times you make almond roca.
IMPORTANT: Always look for a dark amber color when cooking the sugar and butter mixture. Expect the mixture to smoke a little bit as it becomes deep in color. That’s when you know it is done and ready for the smashed almonds.
You may need a Candy Thermometer like this one to make sure it’s ready.
We hope you enjoy this treat as much as our friends and we do!
You may also like this recipe for Saltine Toffee.
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