The Best Almond Roca Recipe

The Best Almond Roca Recipe

Almond Roca is a deliciously crunchy chocolate and caramel dessert. It is made in large sheets and you cut down it down into bars. With a layer of chocolate on top, it looks like a traditional bar dessert. The hardened candy sugar layer it keeps really well and will not melt as easily as other chocolate desserts. It is perfect to bring to potlucks or given as gifts for teachers/friends.

This is a recipe we make every year at Christmas time, it is yummy any time of year, and it always turns out great.  Now it takes a little time to boil the sugar to get it to the right temperature, but it is well worth the work and the wait. This is not a recipe where you can take shortcuts. If you try to speed up the process it will not turn out right.

If you are bringing your Almond Roca to a potluck make sure to keep some at home as it will all be gone before the end of the night.

Find the printable recipe at the bottom of the post.

The Best Almond Roca Recipe

The Best Almond Roca Recipe

  • 1 lb Butter
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Corn Syrup
  • 2 cups Slivered Almonds, toasted and divided
  • 8 oz Semisweet Chocolate, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Add sugar and stir
  2. Mix in water and corn syrup
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring often but gently until mixture reaches 290oF (142oC) using a candy thermometer – this is a slow process and will take 30-40 minutes. Don’t rush it, and watch carefully so you do not go over.best homemade almond roca recipe
  4. Remove from heat and remove the thermometer.
  5. Mix in 1⅓ cup of almonds.
  6. Pour mixture onto parchment lined 9×11 cookie sheet. Spread out with a spatula until it is ¼ inch thick.best homemade almond roca recipe
  7. Set aside to cool for 30 minutes.
  8. Once firm, melt 4 oz of chocolate in the microwave in medium power. Spread over the hardened candy in a thin layer and sprinkle with ⅓ cup of almonds. Allow to harden for 15 minutesbest homemade almond roca recipe
  9. Gently invert the slab of candy. Melt 4 oz of chocolate and coat the second side, sprinkle with ⅓ cup of almonds.
  10. Allow to harden. Break up slab into bite size pieces
  11. Enjoy!

The Best Almond Roca Recipe

Print Pin
5 from 1 vote

Almond Roca Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Butter
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Corn Syrup
  • 2 cups Slivered Almonds toasted and divided
  • 8 oz Semisweet Chocolate chopped

Instructions

  • In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Add sugar and stir
  • Mix in water and corn syrup
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring often but gently until mixture reaches 290oF (142oC) using a candy thermometer - this is a slow process and will take 30-40 minutes. Don't rush it, and watch carefully so you do not go over.
  • Remove from heat and remove the thermometer.
  • Mix in 1 1/3 cup of almonds.
  • Pour mixture onto parchment lined 9x11 cookie sheet. Spread out with a spatula until it is 1/4 inch thick.
  • Set aside to cool for 30 minutes.
  • Once firm, melt 4 oz of chocolate in the microwave in medium power. Spread over the hardened candy in a thin layer and sprinkle with 1/3 cup of almonds. Allow to harden for 15 minutes
  • Gently invert the slab of candy. Melt 4 oz of chocolate and coat the second side, sprinkle with 1/3 cup of almonds.
  • Allow to harden. Break up slab into bite size pieces
  • Enjoy!

 

Print the recipe, pin it, share with all your friends and enjoy!

Sharing is caring!

7 thoughts on “The Best Almond Roca Recipe”

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




The Exploring Family Newsletter

Want to be in know for all of the local events and activities in the Greater Toronto Area for families? Join the FREE information packed The Exploring Family Monthly Newsletter. Every month we will send you a roundup of great things to do with your family, easy recipes and giveaways!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Scroll to Top