Tuesday, November 25, 2014

12 days of baking || almond roca

this recipe is another of my grandma's greatest. it's one i make over and over and over again. one that everyone raves about and one that i got no less than 9 emails requesting the recipe for after our wedding. i have actually shared this on the blog before, but i just couldn't do a roundup of my favourite holiday recipes and not have this one included.

if you only make one recipe this entire holiday season, this would be the one to pick. simple ingredients, so easy to whip up, and bodes well tossed in a container in your fridges for an instant crowd pleaser whenever guests pop by. buttery, a little bit of crunch, the perfect mix of delicious and melt-in-your-mouth. there are not enough words to describe how perfect this simple recipe is, so you should probably just go try for yourself.

almond roca
:: ingredients ::
3/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 lb butter (don't use margarine. ever.)
1 cup sliced almonds
1-2 sleeve of graham crackers

:: directions ::
preheat oven to 350 degrees
line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and cover with a single layer of graham crackers
in a pot, melt butter and brown sugar together, stirring constantly until bubbly and foamy - about 5-7 minutes
remove from heat and stir in almonds
pour mixture over top of graham crackers and gently smooth out to edges
bake for 10 minutes
let cool in pan, break into pieces and enjoy!

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