Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Po' Man's Roca

So I made this the other night for a party we went to and by request here is the recipe! I really don't have a better name for it. It is somewhat similar to Almond Roca in flavor. Somewhat. Insomuch that there is sugar, butter, chocolate and almonds involved. The previous name was Chocolate Saltine Treat. Yummy. Doesn't that just roll off your tongue? This is super easy to make and I have no candy experience whatsoever so don't expect temperatures or any of that other technical junk.

2 cubes butter
1 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 packages saltines
16 oz. chocolate chips (milk, semi-sweet, peanut butter, whatever!)
Nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, etc.)
1/4 stick butter
Line regular size jelly roll sheet with tinfoil and butter it with approximately 1/4 stick of butter. This works best if you stick it in oven for a minute or so while preheating the oven. Place saltines over entire sheet.
Melt 2 cubes of butter and add sugar, cook it until it is slightly brown. Not taupe, not caramel-colored, just slightly brown. Add vanilla.
Pour mixture over saltines and spread evenly to the edges of the sheet. Bake in oven for 5 minutes at 350*. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and spread evenly to edges. Get creative with chip flavors if you want to. I usually mix half milk chocolate and half semi-sweet together. Sprinkle nuts on top and gently press into chocolate. Refrigerate MINIMUM 1 hour. Chop into chunks and devour. Oh and watch out for little bits of tinfoil on the bottom. It happens sometimes.


Montse said...

My Father-in-law loves almond roca. This would make the perfect Christmas present for him. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I love this stuff. I call it cracker crack. You made it just that much better by adding the slivered almonds. OH YUM! Great, now I'm craving cracker crack.

The Soptich clan said...

Stop trying to ruin my diet! Stop it! (as I sit here stuffing my face with Tootsie Rolls.)

32 Flavors said...

I LOVE the name Cracker Crack. I do believe that is so much better. And much more appropriate.

Shauna said...

These look so good! I will have to make them for sure! Thanks for sharing :)

RORYJEAN said...

MMMMMM!There goes my waistline!

An Ordinary Mom said...

I have never had these, but they sound yummy!