A soft almond-flavored dough studded with Rolos and baked to create the most tender, most buttery, most caramel-y bars I’ve ever had! These are crazy gooey, guys. Done in 30 minutes!
So I don’t know if you’ve heard, but California is in the middle of this huge drought right now.
The main thing about a drought, see, is that it doesn’t rain. At all. Like, no moisture. That is, until you get tired halfway through moving your couch from one patio to another, and you decide to take a break…for a day and a half.
And it’s sitting out in the middle of your dry yard with no roof over it. THAT is when it rains. I am basically a rainmaker, guys, no dancing needed. Just old couches left outside. You’re welcome, farmers.
Are you ready for all the caramel?? This recipe is basically a different version of these famous Almond Roca Bars. (I just want you to know that I keep typing bras instead of bars. Classy.) Almond Roca Bars are an absolute legend in my husband’s family, and now in ours. They are so, so good, and so, so done in 20 minutes. You really just can’t beat that.
They have all the satisfaction of a soft warm chocolate-y cookie without the inconvenience of have to shape dough. I broke up with Eric once when we were dating, and later that day he delivered me a plate of Almond Roca Bars. (He didn’t know we had broken up.) I’m telling you. Legen-(waitforit)-dary.
I can never get enough Almond Roca Bars, so I decided to do something fun with the dough, because it is perfect. So I folded some Rolos in, put it in a smaller pan, and huzzah! These bars were born. They are so butter-y, so almond-y, and so caramel-y, it is insane. They did not even last 12 hours. They are giving the classic a serious run for their money.
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The original legendary Almond Roca Bars!
Raspberry Almond Crumb Bars: richest brownie ever. PLUS almond crumble…aw yeah.
Almond Sheet Cake: (seriously one of my favorite cakes ever!)
Cinnamon Caramel Swirl Bars: << How’s this for a blast from the photography past? Don’t be fooled. This recipe is LEGIT. cinnamon + caramel. Why is this not more of a thing?
Other almond-y goodness from my bloggy peeps: