Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Almond Roca

The gifts are (mostly) wrapped...though there are a few waiting to be completed in the sewing room. The decorations are where they should be...for the most part. The Christmas music is playing...inside and out. Today I am hoping to do a little baking....since many of the things that were baked ahead of time have seemingly disappeared. The gingersnaps are are the almond roca bars. One should never start the baking too far in advance!

But what could be quicker than whipping up another batch of these tasty morsels? I'll share the recipe with case you need a last minute addition to your Christmas goodie tray.

Almond Roca Bars


  • graham wafers
  • 1 1/2 cups almonds, sliced
  • 1 cup butter (not margarine)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  1. Layer an 11x17-inch cookie sheet with sides with the graham wafers, cut to fit snugly.
  2. Sprinkle with the almonds and set aside.
  3. Put the butter and brown sugar in a saucepan and bring to boil, stirring to incorporate the butter.
  4. Pour in a thin stream over the almond/wafer base.
  5. Place in 350 Oven for 8 minutes until bubbly all over.
  6. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  7. Run the tines of a fork through the chips to spread.
  8. Allow to cool and cut into squares.

These freeze well...and taste good straight out of the freezer...we have found! Enjoy.

Have a wonderful Wednesday...


  1. Wow! That looks so easy and good. I have all those ingredients, too. Hmmm...

  2. I too have all those ingredients! I love almond roca bars - glad to have another treat that's good right out of the freezer. The gingersnaps needed a good dunking in hot tea last night!

  3. Those do look especially delicious...I like that you have been eating them straight out of the freezer -- my kind of cookie!

  4. Thanks for the recipe, they sound quick and easy and great to have for extra gifts... In the new year I would love ideas of what you make sew for gifts as that is something I find most enjoy receiving. Thanks and Merry Christmas! bfn Alma

  5. Looks like something else I could add to my list of things to make....
    I think I have all the ingredients.

  6. Delicious and easy. What could be better at this busy time of year? Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  7. It was not more than two hours ago that I said to Terry . .take this turn off. .I bet Judy has something fantastic happening in her kitchen .. oh yummy.

  8. I need a recipe like this. It sounds so good just reading it. I understand about things disappearing from the freezer. It happens in my home too. Thank you for sharing these new bars.


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