These are my family's FAVORITE holiday cookie. Next to the Chocolate Sherry Cream Bars, that is.
These are incredibly simple to make. Small effort for BIG flavor. If you like Almond Roca candy, you will love these. This recipe came from my childhood friend, Jean. We used to bake together and share recipes. This was definitely a keeper, and so was she!
Almond Roca Squares
1 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips (Mini ones work best, but regular ones are fine too.)
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 325-F. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars for about a minute, until creamy. Add the egg and beat again until smooth. Add flour and salt and beat for another minute. Spread mixture into an ungreased 13x9" pan. Bake for 25-30 min. or until very golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Return to oven for just a minute to melt them, then remove again and spread the chocolate. Sprinkle with walnuts. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. These do take awhile to get firm enough to cut. After they cool off a bit, you can put them in the fridge to firm completely. Cut the squares right in the pan, or you can lift the cooked toffee out with a spatula, and cut on a cutting board. You might need to cut it in 1/2 to lift it out.
Why This Blog?
Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.
I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.
These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.
I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!