brownie biscotti…sooo good!

Today I made Toffee Bar Crunch Biscotti and Brownie Biscotti. We have company coming this evening and other company stopping by Saturday. I’ll be serving these both times. The leftovers will be frozen for Christmas.

Brownie Biscotti

Brownie Biscotti (Recipe is from Taste of Home, though I modified it slightly.)

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup baking cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup unblanched slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

4 oz. almond bark or white chocolate for drizzling over the biscotti when done.


Toast the almonds in a frying pan over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring now and then to prevent burning. Pour into a bowl and set aside to cool.

In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, eggs and vanilla until well blended.

Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture just until combined (dough will be crumbly).

Add the cooled almonds and the chocolate chips. Mix just until combined.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and flour it lightly. Turn dough onto the baking sheet. Divide dough in half. Shape each portion into a long thin log, leaving 3 in. between the logs. Mine were about 13-14″ long and a couple of inches wide.

Brownie Biscotti

Before baking:

Brownie Biscotti

Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until set and tops are cracked. Cool for 15 minutes.

After baking:

Brownie Biscotti

After cooled for 15 minutes, leave on the baking sheet; cut diagonally with a serrated knife into 1/2-in. slices. Turn them with cut sides down.

Brownie Biscotti

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until firm and dry. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Brownie Biscotti

For a drizzle, melt almond bark in the microwave at 50% power for 1 minute; stir. If needed, microwave an additional 10-20 seconds, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over biscotti. Yield: 3 dozen.

Freezes very well. If freezing, I don’t drizzle it until I’ve taken it out of the freezer and it has thawed. Biscotti makes a great gift. So good with coffee!


One Comment

  1. Posted October 3, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    That biscotti looks soo good!I have never made it before,I might give it a try this year!

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