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Almond Roca

Almond Roca, homemade candy! A buttery toffee almond base. Topped with melted chocolate and crushed almonds. A great addition to a Holiday sweets table! Great homemade gifts for family and friends!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine European
Keyword Christmas Candy, English candy, homemade candy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
cooling 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 55 pieces
Calories 97kcal
Author Eileen Kelly


  • 1/2 pound salted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped almonds


  • In a large non-stick saute pan, over medium heat, add the salted butter, sugar, water, and light corn syrup. Mix well for about 4 minutes to blend ingredients.
  • Add in slivered almonds. Continue to cook and slowly stir the sugar-butter mixture. If using a candy thermometer. cook and stir till the temperature reaches 300 - hard crack state. The color of the mixture should be a light brown color.
  • Pour the mixture into an ungreased 9 by 13 in the pan.  Use the back of a wooden spoon to evenly spread the mixture into the pan
  • Spread the chocolate chips on top of the butter/sugar mixture. The chips begin to melt. Use the back of the spoon to blend the chocolate over all the sugar mix. Top with the chopped almonds.
  • Let cool completely. It can be kept overnight in the fridge. Cut the Roca into small pieces, about 1 to 1 1/2 inch pieces. Keep in a covered tin or in the fridge well covered. 


Note 1: The Almond Roca can be frozen. Once made, place the Roca on a baking sheet in a freezer for at least 30 minutes. Then place the candy in a freezer-safe bag till ready to use.
Note 2: Cook the sugar over medium heat. Don't turn up the heat to high, the sugar can burn.
Note 3: Slowly stir the sugar mixture so it does not pop up and burn you while you are making the candy.
Note 4: Using a non-stick pan has proven to be the best way to make perfect Almond Roca and have easy clean-up.
Note 5: The butter/sugar mix should be light brown when the candy is at the hard crack state.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.2mg