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Homemade Almond Roca (Easy Holiday Treat)

Homemade Almond Roca (Easy Holiday Treat)

Ingredients

  • 1 sleeve graham crackers
  • 12 oz. bag of chocolate chips
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped almonds

Directions

1

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 9x12 baking dish with foil and coat with non stick cooking spray. Line the bottom of the dish with a layer of graham crackers - you may need to break crackers in pieces to get them to fit).

2

On the stove, bring butter and brown sugar to boil for about 3 minutes - do NOT allow mixture to burn. Pour mixture evenly over the crackers and then bake in the oven for 5 minutes at 400 degrees.

3

Spread chocolate chips around the top until they melt. Sprinkle nuts on top and press gently into the chocolate. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until hard. Break into pieces to serve. Store in an airtight container. Yields about 2 dozen pieces.

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homemade almond roca easy holiday treat – closeup on a plate

Love addicting holiday treats?

Try this easy and delicious recipe for homemade Almond Roca as an easy holiday treat. This crunchy, chocolate toffee is totally irresistible and only calls for 5 ingredients! Plus, it can be customized to your liking – use saltines instead of graham crackers for a different but equally yummy taste. If avoiding nuts, try mini-marshmallows or crushed candy canes.

homemade almond roca easy holiday treat – four steps in making the recipe

Homemade Almond Roca (Easy Holiday Treat)

Crispy toffee like treat that's super easy to make and addicting!

Ingredients

  • 1 sleeve graham crackers
  • 12 oz. bag of chocolate chips
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped almonds

Directions

1

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 9x12 baking dish with foil and coat with non stick cooking spray. Line the bottom of the dish with a layer of graham crackers - you may need to break crackers in pieces to get them to fit).

2

On the stove, bring butter and brown sugar to boil for about 3 minutes - do NOT allow mixture to burn. Pour mixture evenly over the crackers and then bake in the oven for 5 minutes at 400 degrees.

3

Spread chocolate chips around the top until they melt. Sprinkle nuts on top and press gently into the chocolate. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until hard. Break into pieces to serve. Store in an airtight container. Yields about 2 dozen pieces.

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Make it a family tradition!

This recipe came from my sweet grandma who would make these and send them in the mail along with other cookies and treats to all her kids and grand kids. It always reminds me of her and I love sharing it with my kids. Be warned that these are super addicting so consider making a double batch!


Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.


 

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Comments 32

  1. Amy Lawson

    OMG these look so delicious! Thanks so much! The kids and I are going to try these out tonight and send them tomorrow for the teachers! (Thanksgiving break starts tomorrow) I think this would be a great little thank you gift for them!

  2. deb

    yum, I’ve been looking for easy gifts to bake and give out at Christmas, thanks so much

    • Texas Gal

      One easy recipe I do that everyone goes crazy over is… Actually I’m not sure what it’s called lol but all you do is get a package of white almond bark and melt about 1/2 to 3/4 of it and then mix in a box of cinnamon toast crunch until it’s well coated. Then just spread out on wax paper til it’s cooled and break apart! The stuff is amazing 🙂

  3. Jessica

    Mmm yum. Might be making these this weekend! Thank you, as always, for sharing!

  4. bap

    We make these with saltines all the time. They are so yummy. Thanks for sharing the graham cracker recipe. I will try that next time.

  5. Mona

    Your sticks of butter look small in the picture. Are they 4 oz sticks or 2oz sticks. I am definitely going to make some of this and thanks for the recipe.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      4 oz, 1/2 cup each

  6. babymair

    Texas Gal.. that sounds gr8” what size box of cereal do u use?sorry i dont do well w/bake n …lol. This site & Collin & all of u wonderful women hav got n me in the kitchen w/the kidios.. we hav so much fun on the weekend…:)”tia

  7. Jennifer

    I make these with pecans instead of almonds and they are the bomb! I bake at 350 with the pecans on about 12 min. Then add MINI chocolate chips (they tend to melt better) and bake about 5 more min. Delish!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Good idea on the mini choc chips! Yes i like you can make it your own and use whatever nuts preffered. 😀

  8. Kayli

    These look really yummy! Just to clarify, you put this in the oven before or after putting the chocolate chips on top?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Before. Oven first then chocolate chips. Thanks!

  9. Pharmchick

    Sorry, not to go off topic but do you have any treat recipes using dates? I have so many and don’t know what to do with them!

    • Rae

      Dried dates or fresh? Dried dates plus your favorite nuts and other dried fruits in a good processor a few pluses and you have no bake date bars(ever had larabars?). Date shakes are delicious too. Dates are a wonderful natural sweetener for baked goods like brownies too.

      • pharmchick

        good ideas, thanks! i guess they would be considered fresh, they’re the big medjool kinds.

        • JenniferS

          Look for date bar recipes delicious!! My Grandma had a great recipe we still make every holiday season. Speaking of dates has anyone seen the coupon(s) that pop up around the holidays?

  10. meador1031

    You could make date nut balls. It is one of my favorites. I’m at work so I don’t have my recipe. They have butter, brown sugar, dates, rice krispies & pecans. I roll them in a ball and put them in a bowl of coconut. They are my favorite cookie.

  11. Mrs. Waller

    This looks amazing! We not longer use nuts in our household due to my little one being diagnosed with a nut allergy, but my mouth is definitely watering right now! Maybe I can try it without the almonds!

    • Mrs. Waller

      Occasionally, I make a similar recipe without the almonds and I use saltines instead of graham crackers. =)

  12. linda

    Yummm. I HAVE to try these. Thanks, Lina.

  13. melissa

    Omg these look delish! I have a girl’s get together in december and this would be perfect! Thank you Lina!

  14. amy

    ingredient list is a pretty misleading, as far as butter goes…

    • mel

      What do you mean? I used 2 sticks per the recipe. The only thing I found was that it took more than 3 minutes to fully incorporate the butter into the sugar and the brown sugar got a nice dark brown.. almost like one is making pralines.

  15. Autumn

    Yum! Gotta try this! Thank you for sharing!

  16. llc

    I have never tried these before but I have a bunch of butterscotch chips. Anyone think those would be good if I substitute for the chocolate? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

  17. ohsandy

    I have a questions about the butter/brown sugar portion. I followed the instructions and the bottom part never began hard enough to break. It was pliable but not hard. Everybody loves it so I guess I didnt do too bad, but I do want to get it perfect. Any suggestions?

    • ohsandy

      * got (don’t know where began came from)

      • mel

        When you cooked the butter/sugar, did you let it thicken up? At the 3 minute mark, the mixture seemed a bit think, so I kept stirring until it thickened up (my burner was between med/high), then pulled it off the fire and kept stirring to make sure the butter and sugar was incorporated, before pouring over the graham crackers. Also were you using real butter? Not parkay or margarine/spread sticks? Those tend to be more water than fat, and really not good for baking b/c it doesn’t harden up.

        What I did a bit differently was melt my chocolate chips using the double boiler method. I started it at the same time as the sugar/butter. The only reason I melted before was the chips I had, had started to bloom with that grayish color and I was afraid they wouldn’t melt quite right just from just the heat of the graham crackers with sugar. And I made an oopsie in that I used a rimmed cookie sheet instead of a baking dish! The sugar mixture almost bubbled over! But I let it settle down before pouring the melted chocolate over top, spreading it and adding the almonds. Waited about 5 minutes, then put the pan in the fridge. Took about an hr to harden up. It was very very good. I almost didn’t want to send it to the teachers appreciation luncheon LOL!

  18. Theresa R

    Just made these. Used less butter, more brown sugar, bigger pan, mixed the almonds with the butter and sugar. Delicious! A very forgiving recipe that is crazy good.

  19. keenerheart

    I too followed the recipe not knowing to use light brown sugar or dark and what consistency to expect of the sugar and butter mixture before pouring it over the crackers. I have had them in the refrigerator over two hours and they have not begun to harden. Very disappointed. I am not a very experienced cook and I was hoping this would be easy.

  20. Regina Malm

    Do you store in the fridge until ready to eat or room temputure. Second day and getting soggy. Help

    • Tiffany

      Pretty sure only to harden then airtight container not in fridge HTH

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