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Almond Roca Recipe

The ladies in our family are big into baking for the holidays. You’ll always find an entire sweet spread of goodies on the table, and most of the recipes continue to be handed down, generation to generation. This is one of my favorites!


1 1/2 cups Tillamook Butter (3 sticks)
2 cups sugar
2 cups raw almonds
10 oz chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Place sugar in cast iron skillet. Heat gently gradually adding chunks of butter. Boil over low heat for 7 minutes.

Add almonds, a few at a time. Stir constantly, cooking over medium heat to a hard crack stage, about 10-12 minutes.

Pour onto a cookie sheet rubbed with butter. Let cool completely.

Meanwhile,  melt chocolate chips in microwave at 30 second increments until melted and then spread over the cooled almond mixture. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts. When chocolate sets, break into pieces. Store in metal container.

What are your sweet holiday traditions?

~ Jala of the Tillamook Team

Image: Flickr/Jessica (Creative Commons)



that looks like almonds on top not walnuts.

December 5th, 2011 at 1:32 pm


Tillamook Team

Hi Pat,

You're right, that does look like almonds! While the recipe calls for walnuts on top, you should use whatever nut you like best! Walnuts, almonds, pecans... It will still be still be just as delicious!

-Laura of the Tillamook Team

December 6th, 2011 at 2:46 pm
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