A Christmas Surprise! {Almond Roca}

It’s no secret that I haven’t been exactly in the baking/holiday spirit lately.

Just last night I opened a sweet little package from my thoughtful sis-in-law Becca. It was full of homemade caramels (best I’ve ever had!), and a few pieces of this beauty…














Almond Roca!!

It’s full of sweet crunch, filled with tasty almonds, and covered in a smooth chocolate topping. It has basically put me back on the track for Christmas baking! I had to get the recipe and share it with you. I thought it would be a hard one, cause let’s face it…most incredible, pants-popping treats usually require some skills. But to my surprise it is so simple, I think I might make a batch for myself!!

You can find the step by step instructions{including photos} here.

Almond Roca
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A Christmas Surprise! {Almond Rocca}

A delicious family treat!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 227 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 4 Butter
  • 2 cups Sugar, rounded
  • 4 Tablespoons Water
  • 2 cups Almonds, Chopped
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • ½ cups Almonds, Finely Chopped, For Sprinkling


  • Combine the first 3 ingredients and cook on high, stirring constantly through 3 stages:
  • 1. Runny
  • 2. “Cheesy”—it will look like melted white cheese
  • 3. Runny and smooth, caramel brown color
  • Make sure you have the fan on your stove going, cause you’ll probably set off the smoke alarm towards the end.
  • When it is runny, smooth and caramel brown in color, remove it from the heat and add the almonds. Stir until combined and pour the mixture onto greased cookie sheets. Spread it into an even layer. It will harden as it cools.
  • While it is still warm, sprinkle chocolate chips on top and let them melt enough to get soft. Spread the chocolate in an even layer across the candy. While the chocolate is still “wet,” sprinkle the finely chopped almonds on top.
  • At this point, while it is still warm and soft, you can score the candy with a butter knife to make it break evenly, or just let it harden and break it into rustic pieces.
  • Store in airtight containers. Enjoy!


Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: almonds, Butter, Chocolate
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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