Meghan’s Corner: Almond Roca Bars


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Almond Roca Bars

by Meghan E. White


Do you love toffee? Do you love chocolate? How about chocolate and toffee together? Have you ever had Almond Roca? It’s one of my husband’s favorite candies. You can experience the incredible flavor of Almond Roca with this very simple bar recipe.


I have been making Almond Roca bars for twenty-five years. Yikes, that means I’m old. Wisdom comes with age, right? So, take my wise advice, and make these scrumptious bars. They are easy to make and absolutely delightful.


A soft buttery toffee crust topped with Hershey chocolate and crunchy almonds is a winning combo. Almond Roca bars are great to give out as gifts. You can cut them small or large. You can make the almonds chunky or really fine. Both ways are very good. These bars get devoured every time I make them.


Enjoy Almond Roca without all the fuss of making candy. This decadent dessert tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen. The longest part of making these bars is waiting for them to set up. Give these amazing Almond Roca bars a try. You will be so glad you did.


Happy Eating!


All things are possible to him who believes. (Mark 9:23)


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Almond Roca Bars

Ingredients


1 cup softened butter

½ cup granulated sugar

½ cup brown sugar

1 egg yolk

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

4 to 6 Hershey chocolate bars

1 ½ cups finely chopped almonds


Directions


1. Preheat oven to 325°

2. Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment or aluminum foil. Extend the paper or foil beyond the edges to easily remove the bars from the pan.

3. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugars using a hand mixer.

4. Add the egg yolk and mix until combined.

5. Add the flour and baking powder. Mix until combined. The batter will be smooth and thick.

6. Spread onto the bottom of the prepared pan.

7. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

8. When the crust is out of the oven and still hot, lay the Hershey bars on top and let them sit for about 30 seconds so the chocolate can melt. Carefully spread the melted chocolate over the crust. Do not tear the crust.

9. Sprinkle chopped almonds over the melted chocolate.

10. Cool completely and cut into bars.


Notes


● The batter for the crust is thick like peanut butter. It will take a few minutes to carefully spread it out onto the parchment or foil

● Using foil/parchment makes removing and cutting the bars much easier.

● Place the baked bars in the fridge to cool faster.

● They are easier to cut when they are completely cool.

● Store the bars in an airtight container at room temperature.


Meghan's Corner at Mustard Seed Sentinel

Meghan's Corner at Mustard Seed Sentinel

Meghan's Corner at Mustard Seed Sentinel

About the Author


Meghan White at Mustard Seed Sentinel

Meghan was born in Southern California where she spent most of her youth. After several moves during her childhood, she ended up in Oregon, where she stayed for many years. Meghan never dreamed of being a writer, but God told her to write about Joey. After a few years of writing, it was time for a change of scenery. So, Meghan, her husband, and two sons picked up and moved to Texas. If you listen close you might catch her saying “Ya’ll” from time to time. She loves encouraging kids and adults through writing.


You can read Meghan’s column on the 4th Wednesday each month here at Mustard Seed Sentinel. Connect with Meghan on her blog, Twitter, Instagram, and via email.




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