Almond Roca
C.A. MacLean, Cape Breton/Antigonish, Nova Scotia

My very, very favorite Christmas candy. Yummy! Here's a no fail recipe that I use without any problems!

1 tbsp corn syrup
11/4 cups white sugar
1 cup butter
1/4 cup water
11/4 cups toasted slivered almonds
1 6 ounce pkg. chocolate chips

In large saucepan, gently boil syrup, sugar, butter and water until hard crack
appears on candy thermometer (300 F/150 C) Do not stir! This step takes at least ten
minutes. I mean don't stir after you have initially stirred up to make sure it is well
combined and dissolved and started to boil. Remove from heat, add almonds and mix well.
Spread on ungreased cookie sheet and sprinkle with chocolate. chips. As they melt, spread
chocolate evenly over the candy. Cool in fridge or freezer. Break into bite sized pieces
and hide them before someone sees you! You can toast the almonds in a fry pan over medium heat until lightly brown.

ENJOY!

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