Friday, December 16, 2011

Chocolate Almond Roca Slice

Many years ago, a friend showed up at a Christmas party bearing a tray of these thin and tasty treats.  She explained that she had no Christmas baking in her freezer...but this was one recipe she could whip up and bring on the spur of the moment. The almond roca squares were soon gone and she went home with an empty tray...but she left the recipe behind.  I have made these many a Christmas since...though I am sure they would be good at any time of the year! 

  • 1 package graham wafers
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
  • 1 cup butter (the real thing)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  1. Line 11 x 17 inch bar pan with parchment paper.
  2. Lay graham wafers in bar pan, cutting crackers to fit snugly.
  3. Sprinkle with almonds and set aside.
  4. Put butter and brown sugar in a saucepan, and bring to a boil while stirring.
  5. Pour carefully over the almond/wafer base.
  6. Place in a 350° F oven for 8-10 minutes, or until bubbly all over.
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips.
  8. Let sit for a minute to melt the chocolate. 
  9. Then run tines of a fork through the chips to spread.
  10. Cool to room temperature.
  11. Place in freezer for 10-15 minutes to harden chocolate topping.
  12. Invert the pan onto a cutting board, and cut between wafers with a sharp knife or pizza cutter.