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.
Watch Favorite Homemade Chocolate Toffee Crunch Candy!
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!
Why Cook at Home?
To make sure you know what you are eating, it’s best to be your own cook in your own kitchen. To do this, you’ll need to go food shopping.
Before shopping, it’s smart to create a menu for your week. Look through cookbooks, search for online menus such as ones at the Food Network or any other favorites you come across. Then make a shopping list so you buy what you need, instead of what tempts you as you innocently cruise the shelves.
Choose recipes that include some of the same ingredients. That way you can use all the ingredient you buy and won’t waste any food.
Shop Ahead of Time
Get your groceries in advance so you have a stocked fridge and pantry before the week begins. If you know it’s going to be a hectic week, buy some partially prepared food that requires only a little bit of work to make. Just read the ingredients to make sure they’re healthy.
Prepare Your food Ahead of Time
A great idea is to prepare as much food over the weekend for the week. You can chop vegetables, cook chicken for salads, hard boil eggs, chop vegetables , marinate meat for the next day, and make a batch of brown or wild rice. This will make is easy to put together a meal during any day of the week.
Cook more than one meal at a time. If you’re already grilling or baking chicken, make extra and freeze half or place meal-sized portions in air-tight containers for another day.
Freeze Food For Later
Freezing food is a one more way to have prepared food on hand. But be sure to label your containers and bags of food so you know what they contain. If you are one of those neat and tidy organized people, you can even keep a list so you can see exactly what is in your freezer. And remember to wrap food tightly and also leave some space between frozen items so cold air can circulate around them.
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