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This is Almond Buttercrunch aka Almond Roca or a pretty much toffee recipe. It’s very easy to make, you just have to make sure you have a candy thermometer. Overall very easy to make, In my attempt at it, I mixed Almonds and Pecans but i don’t think this was necessary so I would just stick with pure almonds or whatever nuts you desire. Also you can easily double the amount of chocolate if you want a nice healthy layer of chocolate.
- 2 cups chopped or slivered almonds (and/or pecans)
- 1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Place almonds on a baking sheet and bake them for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown and fragrant. Set aside to cool.
Once the nuts have cooled to room temperature, place in a food processor, fitted with a metal blade, and pulse the almonds until they are finely chopped. Sprinkle half of the nuts in an 8 by 10 inch (20 x 25 cm) rectangle on a buttered or oiled baking sheet. Place the baking sheet on a cooling rack. Sprinkle half the chocolate over the nuts and put back into the warm oven for a few minutes until chocolates melt. Spread the chocolate using an offset spatula (or back of a spoon).
In a medium-sized, heavy bottomed saucepan (10 cup) (2.4 liter) combine the brown sugar, water, butter, and corn syrup. Have the baking soda and vanilla extract ready. Bring the sugar mixture to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Then cover the pan with a lid for about one minute to allow the sides of the pan to wash themselves down and dissolve any sugar crystals. Remove lid after one minute.
clamp a candy thermometer to the side of the pan, making sure it does not touch the bottom of the pan, and cook, without stirring, until the mixture reaches 285 degrees F (140 degrees C) (soft-crack stage) on a candy thermometer. Immediately remove the saucepan from the heat. Add the baking soda and vanilla extract and stir to combine.
Immediately pour this mixture evenly over the nuts on your baking sheet. Then place the chocolate over the hot toffee. After a few minutes the chocolate will be soft enough to spread with an offset spatula (or back of a spoon) in an even layer over the toffee.
Sprinkle the remaining chopped almonds over the melted chocolate. Place the pan in the refrigerator until chocolate is firm. Then cut the toffee into pieces using a sharp knife.