Super Easy Almond Roca recipe

Merry Orbs & Almond Roca

Merry Orbs & Almond Roca

One thing that brings me joy at this time of year is one of our traditions – making home-made Almond Roca that is definitely not on the healthy eating list (and for those of you who know me, you know this is an indulgence for me!).

I’d like to share my recipe for Home-Made Almond Roca.  It’s flat, like almond bark that you bake, freeze, then break-up into pieces. It’s easy and awesome!  And people LOVE this because it’s not hard like a brittle, it’s softer to eat and so delicious!  The other treat pictured above on the left are Merry Orbs – a fantastic healthy chocolate/peanut butter treat.

Almond Roca – Ingredients

  •  35 crackers (I use unsalted Premium Plus crackers)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar (I use raw cane sugar)
  • 2 cups choc chips
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup sliced, blanched almonds

Directions:

  1. Line a cookie pan with tin foil (the type of cookie pan that has ridges around the edges).  Place crackers side by side to cover the bottom of the pan.crackers
  2. In a pot, melt butter and slowly add the brown sugar, slowly bring to a boil and lightly boil 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Pour the sugar/butter mixture over the crackers and even out with a spatula.
  4. Bake in oven at 350 for 10 – 12 minutes. Enjoy watching it bubble!
  5. Take the pan out of the oven, and use a fork to rearrange the crackers so they are straight and tightly touching each other.
  6. While it’s still hot, sprinkle chocolate chips on top, let melt for 5 minutes and use a knife to spread the chocolate evenly (the funnest part!).
  7. Sprinkle almonds on top of the chocolate.
  8. Put the pan in the freezer, wait until hardened (maybe about an hour; leaving it in longer is not a problem).
  9. Then breakup into chunks using your hands.
Breaking Almond Roca using your hands

It is best to store these in the freezer or fridge, otherwise it may melt and become too soft.

Enjoy!  You’ll love it!

Happy Holidays are here!

~Wendy

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2 thoughts on “Super Easy Almond Roca recipe

  1. Happy holiday season Wendy! Thanks for sharing one of your traditions. I love that you balance an “indulgence” with something that looks indulgent – but is good for you. Looking forward to more Calm Monkey in 2015. Cheers!

    • Hi Elanna! Happy Holidays to you too! The Almond Roca and Merry Orbs have become a tradition for me. Every time I take these to a party, everyone raves about them and asks for the recipe! This is so nice for me, because I’m not a great cook or baker 🙂

      I wish you and your family a wonderful season and happiness in 2015. All the best to you, Elanna!
      ~Wendy

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