A favourite recipe around the Christmas table each year for some TCG staff, this recipe is surprisingly easy and makes the perfect gift.  The hardest part will be trying not to eat it before you gift it!

 

TCG Recipe of the Month – Amazing Almond Roca

 

Each Christmas, it can be harder and harder to find the perfect gift or sweet treat to give to friends, family, teachers, and coworkers.  Enter Almond Roca: it travels well, it can be made well in advance of the big day, it can be frozen, and it’s easily giftable.  Plus, it’s highly addictive!  Don’t say we didn’t warn you…

 

TCG Recipe of the Month - Amazing Almond Roca

 

This recipe comes from The Best of the Best and More cookbook from the highly-trusted Best of Bridge series, one of our favourite places to go hunting for a good recipe.  We have been making this almond roca for years, and it never fails to impress.

 

TCG Recipe of the Month - Amazing Almond Roca

Our well-used copy of “The Best of the Best and More” cookbook.

 

Candy can be finicky, so this is one recipe we don’t like to experiment with.  Even if you have never used a candy thermometer before, you can make this recipe.  Just follow the instructions carefully, and prepare your cookie trays and chocolate in advance of making the candy.  That way when the candy hits the right temperature, you are ready to pour rather than scrambling and burning things (we’ve done that, too!)

 

And, take note that this recipe does not double well, so don’t try.  Instead, make two separate batches.  One batch is the perfect size to fill one cookie sheet.

 

We at TCG hope you love this recipe and pass the treats along to your family and friends.  Merry Christmas!

 

3 thoughts on “Be the Hit of Every Christmas Party When you Gift These Treats!

  1. Love this recipe! We have been making it for teachers’ gifts and Christmas treats for many, many years! We gather the almond ‘dust’ and small crumbles from chopping all of the almonds, and use it to top the roca – It looks pretty, it packages better, and it makes people aware that the candy contains nuts (in case of allergies!)
    Happy Holidays!

    1. Happy Holidays to you as well, Sue. It’s just the best, isn’t it? I made it again this year. Love your idea of adding crumbles to the top!
      -Kendall

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