Almond Roca


This is a family recipe that we make each year for the holidays. It is my absolute favorite!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
24 servings


  • 1 large chocolate bar, grated, divided

  • 1 (6 ounce) package sliced almonds, chopped, divided

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 pound butter


  1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Sprinkle 1/2 the chocolate and 1/2 the almonds onto the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Melt sugar and butter together in a stainless steel pan over low heat; increase heat to medium, stirring constantly, until boiling. Heat mixture to 310 degrees F (155 degrees C) or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle threads, 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  4. Pour butter-sugar mixture over chocolate and almonds on baking sheet. Sprinkle remaining chocolate and almonds over butter-sugar mixture. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. Break into pieces.

Cook's Note:

You must stir the butter and sugar mixture constantly, otherwise the mixture will burn. Also, your butter may separate and go back together before it is complete. This is not an easy recipe, if your stove is inconsistent it may not turn out.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
20g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 2g
Calcium 27mg 2%
Potassium 48mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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