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Old 12-23-2008, 12:46 AM   #21
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Laurie this is the recipe I have...
Nut Rocha!!

Description:
candy bar heaven!

Ingredients:
2 cups butter
2 cups white sugar
2 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup
1/3 cup water
1 11 1/2 oz package of milk chocolate pieces (I used a little more)
1 cup finely chopped nuts, almonds, pecans, walnuts,and or cashews (you may toast nuts for a fuller flavor if you want.)

Directions:
Line a 15x10x1 inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over the edges of the pan: Set aside.

In a 3-quart saucepan melt butter.
Stir in sugar, corn syrup and water.
Cook over medium high heat until boiling.
stirring until sugar has desolved.
Avoid splashing the sides of the pan.
Carefully clip candy thermometer to the pan.
Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thermometer registers 290 degrees (soft-crack stage. (about 15 minutes)
Mixture should boil at a moderate, steady rate over entire surface.
Remove from heat.

Pour mixture in to prepared pan and spread evenly.
Cool about 5 minutes or until top is set.
sprinkle on the chocolate chips and lets stand for two minutes. Spread chocolate over candy.
Sprinkle with nuts and press them gently into chocolate. Cool several hours or until set.

Use foil to lift candy out of pan. Break in to small pieces. Store in tightly covered container... I keep mine in the refrig. so chocolate doesn't melt.

I am giving this recipe a run tonight dee. Wish me luck!
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:20 PM   #22
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EPIC FAIL.... Well the roco has all the delicious flavor of roca without the texture. I basically made roca taffy. Do I have any luck in fixing this problem? My guess is I didn't cook it long enough? Could I put it in the over covered for a while?? I know nothing about candy, but I know I messed this one up pretty good...

help??

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Old 12-23-2008, 10:30 PM   #23
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EPIC FAIL.... Well the roco has all the delicious flavor of roca without the texture. I basically made roca taffy. Do I have any luck in fixing this problem? My guess is I didn't cook it long enough? Could I put it in the over covered for a while?? I know nothing about candy, but I know I messed this one up pretty good...

help??

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I have never failed with the following recipe but you need a good thermometer. Sometimes I wonder if people are measuring the heat of the bottom of the pot or the candy. Also, is the thermometer good? If so, are you reading it at eye level? Being degrees off can make a difference in candy as you saw for yourself.

Mahogany Buttercrunch Toffee (TNT)
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:32 PM   #24
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try PMing Laurie on this she should be able to help you or maybe piesusan is around...??
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:33 PM   #25
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oh there she is! :)



is there a way to save the candy after this point??
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:52 PM   #26
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Hi Dee, SnackPack and others,
I finally found my TNT Almond Roca Recipe. I will be making this as soon as I get off the computer. I have never had it fail yet.

1/2 lb. butter
1 c. sugar
1 tbsp. Karo (corn) syrup
1/4 c. water
1 tsp. vanilla
Slivered almonds
Chocolate chips


Toast almonds in 350 oven until golden and spread on buttered cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Mix butter, sugar, syrup and water in a heavy bottomed pan. Boil to 280 degrees. Pour over slivered almonds on buttered pan. Then put chocolate chips on top of the Roca. Let sit for a moment then smooth out chips when melted. You can put almonds on top or chips or leave plain. I leave it plain.

This is a very simple recipe as long as you make sure
1. you use real butter, not margarine.
2. You make sure the candy is boiled to 280 degrees
3. You add the chocolate chips immediately after the candy is spread out.

Hope this helps everybody. Sorry it took me so long. Remember, most of my TNT recipes are in storage and I had to get this from my best friend who I gave it to a few years ago.
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:54 PM   #27
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half pound of butter or half cup??? how much is a half pound?

and how much chocolate chips do you use??

Sounds very simple!! :) love it!
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EPIC FAIL.... Well the roco has all the delicious flavor of roca without the texture. I basically made roca taffy. Do I have any luck in fixing this problem? My guess is I didn't cook it long enough? Could I put it in the over covered for a while?? I know nothing about candy, but I know I messed this one up pretty good...

help??
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Snack Pack, I am afraid there isn't much you can do at that point to save it. You can try refrigerating it but I don't think it will help. I think your problems were either the temperature or did you use margarine?
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:56 PM   #29
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I think we settled on making these tomorrow:
Chocolate chip cookies
sugar cookies
Eggnog cookies
and (hopefully) peanut butter fudge
Then on Christmas day we will have that to eat while the kids open their presents, then we will make the Christmas day meal and Eggnog bread to go with it as well as eggnog cheesecake for dessert.
Oh, and the Cherry coke made with black cherry rum as well as eggnog for drinking all day, LOL.
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:10 AM   #30
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ok I just looked and saw it was 4 sticks of butter.....so two sticks...glad I bought more butter today! :)
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