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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Double Chocolate Biscotti

Several years ago when Eli ran the Target in St. Joe, the pharmacist there gave us some delicious homemade biscotti for Christmas. I, of course, sent Eli back to work with the instructions to obtain the recipe! I don't necessarily make it often, but I have pulled it out for special occasions, or when we have had people over that love their coffee and a little sweet to go with it!

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.

Double Chocolate Biscotti 
6 T. softened Butter
1 c. Granulated Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 c. Flour
1/2 c. Cocoa Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 c. Chocolate Chips
1/2 c. Chopped Nuts

Start by creaming your butter and sugar together.

Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix well.

Add your dry ingredients and mix well.

Lastly, add your chocolate and (or not!) nuts. Mix until combined.

Shape into a flattened log (around 12x4 inches) on a greased or parchment paper lined baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 22-25 min. Remove from oven. Let sit about 5 min, and then slice on the diagonal and place back on baking pan, cut sides up, and bake an additional 5-8 min (depending on how dry you want it!). Cool. Enjoy.


  1. Sounds delicious! Might have a go baking this tomorrow!

  2. That sounds so yummy! And that chocolate bar is my absolute FAVORITE!
    I will be trying this, yum! :)