Almond Roca, with its irresistible combination of buttery toffee, crunchy almonds, and rich chocolate, is a confectionery masterpiece that never fails to delight the senses. Whether enjoyed as a special treat during the holidays or as a luxurious indulgence any time of year, Almond Roca exudes elegance and charm. But did you know that you can recreate this gourmet delight in your own kitchen with just a handful of simple ingredients? In this blog post, I’ll share with you a DIY recipe for homemade Almond Roca that will rival even the finest confections from your favorite chocolatiers. Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure that will elevate your taste buds to new heights of bliss!


For the Toffee Base:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup chopped almonds (whole almonds can be used for a more traditional look)
  • 1 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips
  • Optional: Sea salt flakes for sprinkling


Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.

Once the butter has melted, add the granulated sugar and salt to the saucepan, stirring continuously until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth.

Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the saucepan and continue to cook the mixture, stirring occasionally, until it reaches 290°F (143°C) – the hard crack stage. This process may take about 10-15 minutes.

Once the toffee mixture reaches the desired temperature, remove it from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.

Carefully pour the hot toffee mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading it out into an even layer with a spatula.

Sprinkle the chopped almonds evenly over the surface of the hot toffee, gently pressing them down into the toffee to ensure they adhere.

Allow the toffee to cool and harden at room temperature for about 1 hour, or until completely set.

Once the toffee has hardened, melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until smooth and melted.

Pour the melted chocolate over the cooled toffee and almonds, spreading it out into an even layer with a spatula.

If desired, sprinkle sea salt flakes over the melted chocolate for a touch of gourmet flair.

Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, or until the chocolate has set.

Once the chocolate has hardened, break the Almond Roca into bite-sized pieces or cut it into neat squares using a sharp knife.

Store your homemade Almond Roca in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks, if it lasts that long!

With its buttery toffee, crunchy almonds, and decadent chocolate coating, homemade Almond Roca is a true testament to the art of indulgence. Whether savored as a special treat for yourself or shared with loved ones as a thoughtful gift, this gourmet confection is sure to impress even the most discerning palates. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and let the magic of homemade Almond Roca sweep you away on a journey of sweet satisfaction. Happy crafting, and may every bite be filled with bliss!