I am looking for a good recipe for making my own almond roca. Does anyone have one? Or any other candy that I can make as to give as last minute Holiday gifts. I like to have some homemade candy and baked goods on hand to bring to parties or to put in a tin if I need a last minute gift for someone. It has worked great for years.
NOTE: Additional 1/4 tsp of salt is optional and can
be added to butter/sugar mixture
Place butter and brown sugar in a sauce pan and cook on medium heat until mixture is bubbly and reaches 290 degrees on a candy thermometer. Meanwhile: place a large sheet of aluminum foil on the counter. Grease it lightly all over with butter. When
butter/sugar mixture has reached 290 degrees remove from heat immediately.
Quickly stir in 2/3 of the roasted almonds and pour toffee onto foil. Allow it to set for 1 or 2 minutes then sprinkle chocolate chips all over the top. Once the chips are soft spread them evenly over the toffee. Finish by sprinkling remaining 1/3 cup of almonds over the chocolate. Let toffee cool completely in the refrigerator then break with hands into bite-size pieces.
This makes an attractive home-made gift around the holidays!
Stir as you take it off the heat permanently and pour quickly onto your biggest flat pan with sides. Tilt to spread evenly. After 5 minutes, pour on chocolate chips. When they have melted a bit, spread them over the top of the hot mixture with a rubber scraper. Scatter ground walnuts over the top, shaking to distribute evenly.
Candy is thoroughly cooled when the chocolate is dull looking. (Cool at least three hours at room temperature.) Break into pieces and it's ready to eat.
Remove from heat and stir in baking soda. Pour over almonds in pan. Cool 5 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips over toffee. Spread with spatula as chips soften. Sprinkle remaining nuts over top and chill. Break into pieces when cool.
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