Living in a cold place like Utah, I drink A LOT of hot chocolate. Like, way too much. And I love having something delicious to dip into it, like homemade biscotti. Starting my day with dessert, as I should. Win in my book!
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up quickly, I thought it would be fun to make a St. Paddy’s Day themed biscotti I could dip in White Hot Chocolate dyed green. (This decadent hot chocolate will be coming soon, so check back to get the recipe). What goes better with chocolate than mint? (Peanut butter, but I already eat way too much peanut butter, so these will do).
These are really easy to make. They taste amazing, and keep well in an air tight container. I dipped them in a Creme De Menthe flavored candy wafer (Made by Choco Maker), I just bought it at Wal-Mart. But I am not sure if they are at every Wal-Mart. If you can’t find mint flavored dipping wafers, just use white chocolate chips, and add a few drops of mint extract. It will taste amazing. Or you can try vanilla flavored, and skip the mint all together. These are a few options if you can’t find the ones I mentioned. Don’t dispair. This recipe is good with just white chocolate drizzles too:
Chocolate Almond Biscotti
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup baking cocoa
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 cups slivered almonds
- 2/3 cup cocoa nibs mini chocolate chips, or chopped chocolates
- 2 Tbs cold milk
- 5 large eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 slivered almonds
- 1 cup creme de menthe chocolates
- Mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, and sugar
- Mix thoroughly.
- Stir in chocolate and slivered almonds.
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients
- Add in eggs, milk, and vanilla into the well
- Use hands to knead thoroughly to incorporate ingredients
- Form into 3 loaves and put on ungreased baking sheet
- Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes
- Remove from oven and cut each loaf into approximately ten thin slices
- Place slices on a baking sheet and return to oven at 300 degrees to bake for 20 minutes
- Garnish with melted creme de menthe chocolate and chopped nuts
- Serve by themselves or with hot cocoa or coffee
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
You could replace the milk with coffee if you would like a stronger flavor. We just aren’t coffee drinkers, and I think they work perfectly with milk, so why bother? The dough is thick, so it takes some muscle to incorporate it all, but stick with it, it will be worth your while! When cutting it, be sure to keep it stuck together. The outside will be crispier than the inside, so if it starts to break apart, just kind of mush it back together. Don’t worry it will all work out! And even if it isn’t pretty it will taste great.
This recipe makes about 30 biscotti, and they are fairly good sized. If you want them to be smaller, just cut them smaller! It is up to you. But I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did.
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