Almond Roca
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Homemade Almond Roca

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.
Course candy, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 about 2 lbs.
Calories 383kcal
Author Erin Henry

Ingredients

  • 1 pound butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup smashed almonds + 1/8 cup for topping
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Smash almonds by placing them in a plastic bag and smashing them with a mallet or rolling pin. 
  • Turn cooktop to high. Combine butter and sugar in large saucepan over high heat.
  • Stir butter and sugar until they come to a boil. Attach candy thermometer to side of pan and watch closely.
  • Continue stirring until temperature reaches 310 degrees, then immediately remove from heat.
  • Mix 1 cup smashed almonds into saucepan until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour into ungreased cookie sheet. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup chocolate chips over top. Let rest until chocolate chips are melted enough to spread over top of the almond roca.
  • Dust with 1/8 cup smashed almonds.
  • Once chocolate has cooled and hardened, break apart with a tip of a knife to desired size.
  • This recipe makes about 2 lbs of candy and is perfect for gifts!

Notes

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.
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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Nutrition

Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 14.2% | Calcium: 3.4% | Iron: 3.9%