Like Almond Rocha
This candy is a family recipe that my mom makes every year at Christmas. With six ingredients, she makes the most delicious candy that tastes like Almond Rocha.
The recipe requires that you see (in the video) the golden color of the candy as it cooks to know when it is done.
2 cubes of butter
1 cup of white sugar
1 1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 to 1 1/4 cups finely chopped walnuts
1 swirl of light Karo syrup
Up to 1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a large pan, add the butter, sugar, almonds and Karo syrup. Cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and browns into toffee. (See the video for the exact color.) Pour the molten hot toffee mixture onto a large rimmed cookie sheet and spread evenly with a spatula. Pour the desired amount of chocolate chips onto the hot toffee, wait a few minutes and spread evenly. Sprinkle the desired amount of chopped walnuts over the chocolate, shake the pan, and sprinkle more over less nutty spots.
Let the candy cool at room temperature for at least 3 hours, or until it is not sticky to the touch. If you are in a hurry, place the pan in the freezer for 30 minutes. Then break the hardened candy with the tip of a knife or just use your hands. It is then ready to eat and can be stored without refrigeration.
You can also break it up into tiny pieces and top a bowl of vanilla ice-cream with it. Wrap some candy in a holiday container and then give it as a gift to friends or the host at a holiday party. Everyone will love it!