When the originals were sent home with Eli, they had pistachios in them - the green to go with a holiday theme! But, the recipe simply suggested "chopped nuts" - so you can play around with the flavors that you want! I do love pistachios, but Eli isn't crazy about them. So, I have often included chopped walnuts, or omitted the nuts altogether and just kept it chocolate and more chocolate.
I wanted to have a little treat to take to our group at church tonight, so I decided to pull out this recipe again. Instead of using chocolate chips and nuts, though, I decided to chop up this bar:
Someone gave it to us, but I had been saving it to use in a recipe. I'm sure it would have been good to save on its own - little tastes here and there, but I also thought it would blend well in the biscotti. Sea Salt, Almonds, Dark Chocolate ... I'm thinking YES.
Biscotti (baked twice) is fun to make, but gives an element of "special", rather than chocolate chip cookies or something.