Thursday, December 23, 2004

Easy Decadence

I have spent the day cooking, baking, and concocting in the kitchen for tomorrow's family dinner. All my kids will be in town for the first time in a year and a half and we are having a get- together tomorrow. (Note: This is NOT a Christmass celebration!)

Anyhow, one of the things concocted today was a thoroughly decadent kind of candy called Almond Roca. Here's the recipe:

Graham crackers
1 c or more of flaked almonds
1 c butter
1/2 c brown sugar
1 c chocolate chips

(Double the last 3 if you are using a large cookie sheet.)

Line a cookie sheet with the graham crackers. Sprinkle liberally with the flaked almonds. Melt the butter in a pot and add the brown sugar. Bring to a boil and boil exactly 3 minutes. Drizzle over the almonds and crackers then bake in a 350 degree oven for 8 minutes. When it comes out, sprinkle a liberal amount of chocolate chips over the hot concoction and spread them around when they start to melt. Cut into SMALL pieces (because it is very rich) while it is still warm, and allow to cool in the pan.

This stuff is so good you can easily make yourself sick eating it so be warned.

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