By C.A. MacLean, Cape Breton/Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 20 mins Rest Time 5 mins Total Time 30 mins
Best Season: Winter


My very, very favorite Christmas candy. Yummy! Here’s a no fail recipe that I use without any problems!



  1. 1

    In large saucepan, gently boil syrup, sugar, butter and water until hard crack appears on candy thermometer (300 F/150 C) Do not stir! This step takes at least ten minutes. I mean don’t stir after you have initially stirred up to make sure it is well combined and dissolved and started to boil.

  2. 2

    Remove from heat, add almonds and mix well.

  3. 3

    Spread on ungreased cookie sheet and sprinkle with chocolate. chips.

  4. 4

    As they melt, spread chocolate evenly over the candy.

  5. 5

    Cool in fridge or freezer. Break into bite sized pieces and hide them before someone sees you! You can toast the almonds in a fry pan over medium heat until lightly brown.

Keywords: Almond, Roca
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