Originally Posted by deelady
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.
Here is the rewrite!
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.