Today’s contributor, Sandy Weyland, is my Aunt and is known in the Weyland family as the one who makes THE BEST squares. All of us cousins complain bitterly about how many calories are probably in everything, yet find ourselves coming back for more, one “Grandma Weyland slice” at a time. For the uninitiated, a Grandma Weyland slice is when you cut a piece of baking in half, intending to eat just that one half to save calories. 5 minutes later you proceed to eat the other half anyway.
Please forgive the slightly terrible photo. It was from my first year of blogging, but I also don’t want to remove it because I still want to acknowledge my aunt. I promise there are much nicer photos below.
At family events, I try and limit myself to 3 or 4 squares and Almond Rocca is always at the top of my must-have list. I realize that to a normal person, “limiting yourself” to 3 or 4 squares doesn’t sound like much of a limit.
However, when there are at least 10 squares out on a gigantic tray plus 3 other dessert choices, 3 squares and 1 dessert seems like restraint. . . and maybe the path to diabetes. Anyway.
Related: Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Christmas Trees, Mocha Mint Cheesecake Bites, and No Fail Christmas Fudge.
Highly-Addictive Almond Roca
- 1 sleeve soda crackers (2 for a large cookie sheet)
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup slivered almonds
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, melted
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, melted
- Line cookie sheet with tinfoil. Spray with cooking oil.
- Layer crackers.
- Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil for 2 minutes, stirring often.
- Pour over crackers and bake in a 325 oven for 10 minutes. Turn off oven. Sprinkle with almonds and return to the oven for 5 minutes.
- Cool. Drizzle melted milk & white chocolate chips, alternating colours.
- Cut in squares and serve.
This recipe was so easy to make and was a huge hit with my singing groups. You’ll definitely want to add this one to your recipe box. Thanks Sandy!
This is the 3rd of 4 in our best-loved Christmas baking series, where I share my readers’ favourite Christmas recipes. What’s your family’s Christmas go-to?
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