I found this recipe in one of my old cookbooks and decided to try it out. These bars taste a lot like Almond Roca - delicious!
1/2 C room temp butter
1/2 C sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 C flour
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tbs butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 C chocolate chips
1/2 C chopped almonds (or Heath chips)
1. Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar together. Add salt, stir. Beat in flour. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9" x 13" pan. Bake for 15 minutes
2. Meanwhile, in a heavy stock pot heat condensed milk and butter, stirring constantly, until boiling. Turn down heat a little and continue stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour over crust. Bake 15 minutes.
3. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle with chips. Return to oven for 1 minute until chips begin to soften. Smooth out chips with spatula to make a layer of chocolate. Sprinkle with almonds.
4. Chill in freezer until set. Loosen edges and slide out of pan. Cut into bars (will be a little hard to cut through - that's the way it's supposed to be :). Let come to room temp and ENJOY! :)