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Old 12-24-2008, 12:14 AM   #31
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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!
Sorry, I forgot that I inherited my mother's way of writing recipes....without all the measurements LOL!

Half a pound of butter is 1 cup. I just sprinkle chips over top but if you want rough measurements I would say 1 cup of almonds and 1 cup of chips.

I also forgot to say to put the vanilla in when you take it off the heat just before you pour it into the pan.

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ALMOND ROCA

1/2 lb. butter (1 cup)
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp. Karo (corn) syrup
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup slivered almonds (more if you like lots)
1 cup Chocolate chips (more if needed to cover)

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. Take off heat and add vanilla. 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 that is clearer.
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:20 AM   #32
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Thank you!!! I'll be making it tomorrow!! Yum Yum Yum.....if it comes out extra good I may make it MY Christmas gift to me!!! LOL
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:55 AM   #33
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We made numerous batches of
peanut brittle
pecan toffee
peppermint meltaways (white and chocolate)
white chocolate walnut fudge
peanut butter bon bons

and a gazillion types of cookies
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:09 AM   #34
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Today I'm making oatmeal carmelitas, butter cookies and maybe PB fudge. I'm also making chocolate mocha pudding cups for dessert tonight. The diet is most certainly going to start on December 26th. I've probably gained 5 lbs this month!
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:55 AM   #35
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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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Do what Julia Child or Sara Moulton would do. Call it almond roca taffy and cut it into small pieces and wrap individual pieces in waxed paper. No one will know it is a goof and I bet people will really like it. You used really good ingredients. I wouldn't waste it if it tastes good.
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I agree not to waste it and hope it didn't sound like that is what I was saying. I just meant you can't reboil it and have it turn out. Some of my worst failures have become my best successes just by re-naming or presenting them differently!
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:12 PM   #37
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^I understood what you meant. ;-)
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:48 PM   #38
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Laurie Laurie laurie!!! I just made the Almond Roca and it came out Perfectly!!! It tastes perfect! That recipe is going in a safe!!! Thank you I'll take pics later and post them!

My daughter has a chocolate mouth right now!
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Glad it worked out for you Dee! I am going to have to make a new batch before I hand out my gifts (which has been delayed by the snow) because it seems to have "shrunk" since last night LOL!!!!
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I can see why!! lol
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