Almond Roca Bars

These Almond Roca Bars are soft, almond flavored cookie bars topped with rich chocolate and almonds.

I’ve been obsessed over chocolate lately. More than normal. There is some force of nature drawing me to anything chocolate. My husband and I were at Burger-Fi on a date and as we sat down I said, “I smell chocolate.” In a burger joint the smell seemed out of place but sure enough WAY across the room a boy was unwrapping a chocolate bar.

I swear this nose of mine is my downfall. I have an insane sense of smell that gets me in trouble.

Which leads to me these Almond Roca Bars. I first spotted them at The Food Charlatan. Her picture got me. Check it out. It’s been taunting me ever since I saw it. Then I saw her Nutella Stuffed Browned Butter Blondies and licked my computer screen. Which actually might have some residual chocolate on it so it wasn’t completely in vain.Almond Roca Bars | The Girl Who Ate Everything

I know some people don’t like almond flavoring. We might have to reevaluate our friendships if that’s the case. The dough for these bars taste just like sugar cookie dough with a strong almond flavor. The bars are soft, buttery and topped with chocolate and sliced almonds. With just a few ingredients, I had these in the oven in under 5 minutes. I only put almonds on half of the pan because the kids aren’t crazy about nuts.
I think I may have been a little zealous in sprinkling chocolate chips on top. I used semi-sweet but I really love the taste of milk chocolate chips too. You can definitely use more or less depending on your PMS level…I mean…preference.
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Almond Roca Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 baking dish. In a large bowl, beat the butter with the white and brown sugar until fluffy. Add egg, almond extract, and salt and mix until combined. Add the flour and mix thoroughly. Spread mixture into the prepared pan.
  2. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Sprinkle bars generously with chocolate chips immediately after baking and let them sit to melt. You can stick the pan back into the oven for a couple of minutes to speed this up. Once chips have melted, spread the chocolate evenly on top and sprinkle with sliced almonds.

Notes

Source: The Food Charlatan

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  1. I absolutely love almond roca! I have a family recipe for a crunchy treat, but will most definitely try this one. And yes, I’m licking my computer screen looking at these

  2. These look so good and easy! I’ve never been a huge fan of almond extract, but smothered in that amount if chocolate I think my mind could be changed!

  3. There are people who don’t like almond flavoring!?!? What is this anomaly you speak of !?

  4. I’m so glad you loved it Christy! I am calling my mother-in-law (who I got the recipe from) right now to tell her that you posted these, she will be so flattered. She loves your blog. Almond for the win! 🙂

  5. Almond Roca is my absolute favorite sweet treat, ever! Thank you for sharing this recipe. It sounds really amazing and I’m certainly going to give it a try!

    xo,
    That Comfort Girl

  6. Whoa, these look amazing! I could *really* do with one right about now!

  7. There are people who don’t like almond extract? Seriously? I don’t understand that… Also, there’s no way you were over-zealous in your application of chocolate chips. That looks like the perfect amount. Pinning and definitely making. Thanks!

  8. YUM!!!! We can totally be friends. I love almond and especially almond roca. I need to make a big batch of these and spread the roca love.

  9. This looks wonderful! I love the crunch factor 🙂