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Highly Addictive Almond Roca

Today’s contributor, Sandy Weyland,  is my Aunt and is known in the Weyland family as the one who makes THE BEST squares.  All of us cousins complain bitterly about how many calories are probably in everything, yet find ourselves coming back for more, one “Grandma Weyland slice” at a time.  For the uninitiated, a Grandma Weyland slice is when you cut a piece of baking in half, intending to eat just that one half to save calories.  5 minutes later you proceed to eat the other half anyway.

Please forgive the slightly terrible photo.  It was from my first year of blogging, but I also don’t want to remove it because I still want to acknowledge my aunt.  I promise there are much nicer photos below.

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Make this easy almond roca recipe for your Christmas and Holiday baking and watch it disappear. There's a good reason they call it Christmas Crack! This variation uses saltines, brown sugar, butter, almonds, milk chocolate and white chocolate. #christmasbaking #holidaybaking #almondroca #christmascrack #ppholiday #easy #dessert #squares

At family events I try and limit myself to 3 or 4 squares and Almond Rocca is always at the top of my must have list.  I realize that to a normal person, “limiting yourself” to 3 or 4 squares doesn’t sound like much of a limit.

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However, when there are at least 10 squares out on a gigantic tray plus 3 other dessert choices, 3 squares and 1 dessert seems like restraint. . . and maybe the path to diabetes.  Anyway.

Related: Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Christmas Trees, Mocha Mint Cheesecake Bites, and No Fail Christmas Fudge.

Make this easy almond roca recipe for your Christmas and Holiday baking and watch it disappear. There's a good reason they call it Christmas Crack! This variation uses saltines, brown sugar, butter, almonds, milk chocolate and white chocolate. #christmasbaking #holidaybaking #almondroca #christmascrack #ppholiday #easy #dessert #squares

Highly Addictive Almond Roca

Yields 40 squares

15 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 sleeve soda crackers (2 for a large cookie sheet)
  • 1 cup butter,
  • 1 cup brown sugar,
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds,
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, melted,
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, melted.

Instructions

  1. Line cookie sheet with tinfoil. Spray with Pam.
  2. Layer crackers.
  3. Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil for 2 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Pour over crackers and bake in a 325 oven for 10 minutes. Turn off oven. Sprinkle with almonds and return to the oven for 5 minutes.
  5. Cool. Drizzle melted milk & white chocolate chips, alternating colours.
  6. Cut in squares and serve.

Nutrition

Calories

3908 cal

Fat

281 g

Carbs

331 g

Protein

33 g
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This recipe was so easy to make and was a huge hit with my singing groups.  You’ll definitely want to add this one to your recipe box.  Thanks Sandy!

Make this easy almond roca recipe for your Christmas and Holiday baking and watch it disappear. There's a good reason they call it Christmas Crack! This variation uses saltines, brown sugar, butter, almonds, milk chocolate and white chocolate. #christmasbaking #holidaybaking #almondroca #christmascrack #ppholiday #easy #dessert #squares

 

This is the 3rd of 4 in our best-loved Christmas baking series, where I share my readers favourite Christmas recipes. What’s your family’s Christmas go to?

Kristen Raney

Kristen Raney

Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots.  She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden.  She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.

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