Do you have a favourite holiday treat that requires little or no effort? This Almond Roca is one such treat. Not only is it easy, but, it is foolproof and over the top on flavour. This is one of those treats that the ladies have passed down from group to group...caramel, nuts, chocolate...you can't go wrong!!
I spoke with my daughter over the phone this morning and she wants me to leave the rest of the baking until she arrives on the 20th. That gives us several days before Christmas to bake a few special traditional treats. What a pleasure it will be to work on projects together and prepare a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. When I think about it we have not made a turkey dinner together. These past Christmas' have been spent at the homes of family and friends. Therefore the preparing of the feast has fallen in someone else's lap for years now. I hope I remember how to cook a traditional feast...wink..wink...
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 package graham wafers (if you can't find them digestive disciuts might work if they are square?)
1 package shaved almonds
1 package milk chocolate chips
In saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat (or in glass bowl, microwave at HIGH for 1 - 2 minutes).
Whisk in brown sugar just until combined (Do not boil).
Remove from heat; stir in almonds. Place graham crackers on a lightly greased cookie sheet very close together (in fact butted up together). Spread almond/butter mixture over crackers . Bake in 375F oven for approximately 10 minutes. Sprinkle generously with chocolate chips. Cool in refrigerator.
Break into pieces and ENJOY!!