16 December 2007

The Simplest, Decadent Treat Ever.....

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...

**Almond Roca**

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.
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  1. Awww, that's sweet that your daughter wants to bake with you...hold off & wait...precious moments.

    Anything with almonds works for me and it convinces me I'm some how eating healthy!

  2. And it would make a wonderful gift!

  3. Come and collect your award for a top post at Cerys the Well Done Angel Awards! x

  4. I want some of this!

    What a fun thing to do with your daughter! You are going to have so much fun!

  5. Yummy! Valli you are incredible.
    I am over-extended this year. :(

  6. Baking with your daughter will be really fun. I don't get to do it with my mom because she doesn't cook, but it will make wonderfull memories I'm sure.

    That almond roca is giving me such a sweet craving!

  7. Oh my.. this is so decadent and yummmy, I like it Valli!!! Gloria

  8. That would be lovely, doing some baking together! My mum doesn't go further than homemade soup and ready meals these days, although she used to bake and knit a lot!

  9. I never made Almond Roca before. Yours look so good. Enjoy the company of your daughter. We are flying, on the 21st, to see ours in Ottawa. Then we will be spending the Holidays in Quebec with family members.

  10. Butter, brown sugar, almonds, graham...mmm... This sounds really good.

  11. I love stuff like this! So good! Have you made the candy with Saltine crackers?

  12. Thanks to everyone from the bottom of my heart. If you do try this decadent and simple treat ENJOY!!!!
    Thak you ever so much David for the award. I am truly touched. Glad that Cery could enjoy the tart!!
    You are one busy woman Marye...I don't know how you do it!!!

    Have a wonderful time back East with your family and friends Helene!! Joyeux Noel!!
    I haven't tried the saltine cracker candy Emeline..it sounds intriguing!

  13. Wonderful Vali I'm dreaming with this trear

  14. Congratulations Valli!! And have a great time baking with your daughter.

  15. Hope you don't mind I "borrowed" your picture, but gave you credit and linked you!


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