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Marbled Almond Roca

 Marbled Almond Roca
My easy recipe is an old favorite that we keep in steady use from mid-November until the New Year. Homemade gifts are still a Christmas tradition at our house.
12 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + cooling Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips

Directions

  • Sprinkle almonds on a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 300° for 15 minutes or until toasted and golden brown;
  • remove from the oven and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan over low heat, cook butter and sugar for 5
  • minutes. Add water and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat;
  • cook, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer reads
  • 300° (hard-crack stage). Quickly pour over almonds. Sprinkle
  • chips on top; let stand for 1-2 minutes or until melted. Spread and
  • swirl chocolate over candy. Cool completely; break into pieces.
  • Yield: 1-1/2 pounds.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 ounces) equals 306 calories, 22 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 166 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.