Friday, October 12, 2012

Foodie Friday with Two Shades of Lovely

Remember how I told you there wouldn't be recipe posts here because, "Jana don't cook"??? Well... fortunately for you guys, I have friends who DO! Jeni is such a sweetheart. You'll really like her and her Almond Rocha- - - get to to know her cutie self.

Introducing *drum roll please* from Two Shades of Lovely - - - Jeni!

In the world of blogging buddies - Jana is a great friend! She is always kind, full of great advice, and supportive to all of my crazy ideas and moments of blogging breakdowns (like my many writing slumps!)

I couldn't be happier to be here and share this guest post with you.

This one is a little special - the holidays are sneaking up on us, and this recipe is one that your holiday season can absolutely not survive without! Almond Roca in 6 minutes?!?! This recipe makes a great gift, and is also a fun recipe to make for get-togethers, or family baking days!

Microwave Almond Roca
 1 Cup Sugar

2 Cup Chopped Almonds 

(I use whole almonds, and chop with this hand held chopper - it's been a life saver!)

1 Cup Butter (not margarine)

2 Cup Milk Chocolate Chip
Carmalize sugar and butter in glass microwave bowl.

This will take approximately 6-8 minutes, stir after the 1st minute then microwave another 4 minutes, stir. Then stir and cook in 1 minute intervals.

Once the mixture starts to darken, it caramelizes quickly.
Place 1/2 cups of almonds on your silicone baking mat (This one works great, and lasts a lifetime)
As soon as the caramel is done, drizzle it over the top of the almonds.

Top with chocolate chips, spread with wooden spoon until melted over caramel. 

Top with remaining almonds.
Refrigerate or freeze until set.
Remove from mat and cut on a cutting board into bite size chunks.
;Stay tuned - I will be posting a recipe for Almond Roca Cookies (you just use the little tid bits and crumbs from this recipe!) over on my blog.

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Um... I don't know about you, but now I'm so excited about all the yummy foods that are coming my way this season. Plus I'm a step ahead of the game this year because I've got a great recipe from Jeni!



Elsha Bodily said...

I don't know if you know this, but any time a microwave is mentioned I am instantly sucked in. My sweet tooth craving will definitely be cured this weekend:)

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Amanda said...

Oh wow that looks absolutely delicious! I am going to have to give this a try and soon!

Lauren Sebestyen said...

Looks great! I will have to try it out, maybe add some shredded coconut to the mix :)

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Bekuh Browning said...

Yum, this looks really good and like a complete guilty pleasure kind of treat.

Men Trend said...

Lovely post! Great pics!

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