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Almond Roca
2 votes


My mother used to make Christmas candy every year, the very best. Since trying Father Tiresias'D'Adamo's eating plan, I miss not being able to use cream and corn syrup in making candy at Christmas. Here is one recipe I found on the Internet. I do not add the almonds as I used to beg my mother to make a batch of toffee without nuts. Here is the recipe I downloaded from the Internet.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (1 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (0 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Dessert
  • 1 pound butter (or ghee)
  • 3 cups sugar [or 1 1/2 cups agave or rice syrup]
  • almonds or walnuts if desired
  • melted chocolate to frost roca if desired
How to make it:
  1. Cook and stir in heavy skillet until 300 degrees on candy thermometer.
  2. [Follow manufacture recommendations for sugar substitution]
  3. Pour quickly into large buttered jelly roll pan or 3 (9'x9') pans.
  4. Sprinkle with nuts while hot or quickly stir nuts into mixture before pouring into pans.
  5. When cool, cut or break into pieces.
  6. For Almond roca:
  7. Spread above mixture into buttered pans and spread with melted chocolate bars and sprinkle with chopped almonds.


    I searched everywhere for chocolate and carob chips without 'avoid' ingredients. I found no carob chips products without 'avoid' ingredients. Finally, I discovered that Trader Joe's carries semi-sweet chocolate chips - and none of its ingredients are avoids. They also carry two chocolate bars that do not contain avoids. It made a great frosting for my roca.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Almond/Almond Butter1 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Walnut (English)1 ,2 B B B B N B B B

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Chocolate/ Cocoa3 N N N N N N N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ghee (Clarified Butter)1 N N N B N B N N
Butter1 A A A A N N N N

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A
Rice Syrup2 N A N A N N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[3] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 07, 2007 at 00:03 AM By: Rodney