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This recipe for HOMEMADE ALMOND ROCA is from SWEET TOOTH EDITION, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!



2 cups light brown sugar, packed
2 cups (4 cubes) salted butter
1 1/2 cups roasted and salted almonds, coarsely chopped
2 cups good chocolate ( milk or dark )
candy thermometer

In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, add brown sugar and salted butter. Stir often until mixture is bubbly and thick and candy thermometer registers 280F. ( This may take 10 or so minutes )
Once temperature reaches 290F, immediately remove from heat.
Add 3/4 cups almonds to the mixture and stir to c ombine well.
Pour evenly into a rimmed 18x13 baking sheet. ( no need to oil or butter the pan )
Use the back of a wooded spoon or my favorite tool, an offset spatula to quickly smooth mixture evenly into pan. Work quickly since candy sets quickly.
While toffee cools, melt chocolate.
Spread chocolate evenly onto top of toffee, taking care to smooth the surface.
Sprinkle with remaining chopped almonds.
Chill in refrigerator for a couple of hours to cool completely. Once cooled, carefully cut toffee
into pieces with a sharp knife.
Candy keeps well in an airtight container.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is scrumptious. You must pay attention to the temperature so that toffee will be brittle.
I have had a problem with the chocolate coming off the toffee as I cut it but have read that sprinkling toffee witha coating of cocoa powder before pouring on the chocolate will help. ( I haven't tried it yet !)
I always add more chocolate and more nuts.....what else is new???
I just made a batch to take to our friends Mal and Nancy Hawley. I had to take it out of the house or I might have eaten the whole lot....better them than me!
I buy really wonderful chocolate at the Almond Roca Company in Fife. They have both milk chocolate and semi sweet or dark chocolate. I buy a 10 lb block for $25.00. That is 1/2 the normal retail price.
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