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.  

Enjoy!

15 comments:

  1. I just love this slice. Yours has a much fancier name than mine. I like it equally well, if not better, when I replace the graham wafers with soda crackers, salted side to the bottom. A bit of salty to go with the sweet.

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  2. We made these when I was a kid, less the almonds and called it english toffee. It is easy and yummy and perfect timing - I was thinking this year I wanted to make it but was too lazy to go find the recipe! Thank you for finding it for me!

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  3. Mmm.. my boyfriend's mother makes the exact same recipe, and he has been bothering me constantly to make it before Christmas is over. Guess I have to now! mmm!

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  4. My daughter makes these as well - I think she's done both versions - with Soda Crackers and with Graham crackers. It's always a hit.

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  5. That is a wonderful recipe! Thanks so much. I have made it with saltines, but this sounds better.
    Cindy

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  6. I have made this off and on for many years but without the chocolate. I'm going to try it this way, chocolate is never a bad addition!

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  7. ...lecker,lecker!Deine Familie muss ganz glücklich sein das du so toll kochen kannst,nicht wahr?
    Schönes Advents W..e wünsche ich dir.Bussi.Lu.

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  8. Mmmmmmmm!!! I have made this with saltines but never heard of this version. This may be even better! Sounds positively divine!

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  9. I love this! I'm definitely making this for my son-in-law loves it.

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  10. This sounds so delicious. I am definitely making this and bringing it to my family gathering this year!

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  11. Yum! Do they have to be kept chilled?

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  12. Quinn...chilled is good! I keep them in the fridge or freezer. They taste great frozen as well.

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  13. These look good. If I were to make them without the almonds, should I make more of the butter and sugar mixture?

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  14. I just made these for my work potluck today. Oh my so simple and so yummy. I am sure they are going to be a hit!

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  15. wow....this was beyond belief incredible and everyone loved it! What a great treat to bring along with me wherever I went this holiday season!

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