Chocolate Chunk Biscotti with Almonds and Coconut

But first, a little note…

Thank you so much to all of you who offered your well wishes on my recent adventures in Spain and France. I so enjoyed reading your super sweet comments and fun suggestions! It was a truly wonderful experience, and I came away with lots of good memories (and plenty more pictures) to share! You can see some pictures I uploaded during the trip here.

Now, onto this heavenly cookie goodness!

Chocolate Chunk Biscotti with Almonds and Coconut

The difference between dry, boring biscotti and others that offer a satisfying crunch and lots of flavor are the kind of good quality ingredients you add. Going a little overboard on the garnishing never hurts, either! Who doesn’t love a medley of toasty tropical coconut, chopped almonds and smooth, satisfying dark chocolate chunks?

Chocolate Chunk Biscotti Recipe

Biscotti are a very versatile Italian cookie, and so simple to make for gifts, or just to experiment with something new and munch on them for yourself! You can add any variation of dry mix-ins into the batter that you like, and they’re pretty much always bound to turn out beautiful. Not to mention deeelish when dunked into a cup of hot coffee, tea or cocoa.

Swirled in scrumptious melted chocolate (don’t forget to lick the spoon!) and ravaged with your favorite tasty toppings, these biscotti make for an easy, heartfelt way to show your love for Dad this Father’s Day… the homemade way!

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Chocolate Chunk Biscotti with Almonds and Coconut

Yield: Makes 18 biscotti

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons light olive oil

1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1 egg

3/4 cup and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup chocolate chunks

For topping…

2 cups chocolate candy melts or chopped dark chocolate

1/4 cup chocolate chunks, chopped

1/4 cup toasted shredded coconut

1/4 cup chopped almonds

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

In a large bowl, mix together oil and sugar until well blended. Mix in the vanilla and almond extracts, then beat in the egg. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder; gradually stir into egg mixture. Gently stir in chocolate chunks.

Wet hands with cool water to handle the sticky dough more easily. With the dough, form a log (about 12 x 2 inches) on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Bake for 35 minutes, or until log is light brown. Remove from oven and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

Cut logs diagonally into 3/4 inch-thick slices. Lay on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake approximately 10 minutes, flipping biscotti halfway through. Cool completely before dipping and adding toppings.

To add toppings…

Melt chocolate in a microwaveable bowl and stir until smooth. Dip one end of each biscotti in the chocolate, then sprinkle on chocolate chunks, coconut and almonds. Set on baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes to help harden the chocolate. Serve at room temperature. Store in a re-sealable bag or container up to 5 days.

Enjoy!

Adapted from AllRecipes

      

47 Responses to “Chocolate Chunk Biscotti with Almonds and Coconut”

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — June 15, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    Mmm such a nice treat! Love it!

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    london bakes — June 15, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    Love your pictures of Spain and France, so gorgeous! And these biscotti look equally good.

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    Tina Bk — June 15, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    Aww-I am not a member of facebook to see your pictures. However just knowing about those two places tells me that you had an awesome time.
    Also, this recipe is pretty great as well. I always think of biscotti as rather bland, but your post tells me it does not have to be that way. Delicious flavor baked in and then being dipped and coated-yum! Saving this one.. have a great weekend!

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    Devon — June 15, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    SO jealous of your trip & that biscotti looks amazing!

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    Lindsey — June 15, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    Those look fantastic! I loved seeing the pictures from your trip. Looks like you had a wonderful time!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 15, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

    Biscotti is one of my favorite things ever! And man, look at those HUGE chocolate chunks!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — June 15, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

    I love biscotti, these look so delicious with all those tasty garnishes. Loved checking out pictures from your trip!

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    Cassie/Bake Your Day — June 15, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

    I love biscotti and these are decorated so beautifully, Georgia! It looks like you guys are having a wonderful trip!

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    la petite fashionista — June 15, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

    you had me at coconut, what a beautiful blog!

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — June 15, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

    Cassie, thanks so much! But, I’m happy to be home now – We got back on Wednesday! :)

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    Healthy Living Val — June 15, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    I’ve never thought about making biscotti at home. These look to die for! And such a cute way to start off a nice Father’s Day.

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 15, 2012 @ 11:07 pm

    Welcome back! I love that this biscotti is garnished with all things CHOCOLATE!! looks sooo good! I’m really looking forward to your recap of your trip if you’re ever going to do one! Yay Europe!

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    marla — June 15, 2012 @ 11:08 pm

    Oh do these look great Georgia ~ love all that chocolate!!!

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    From Valeries Kitchen — June 16, 2012 @ 2:29 am

    I love biscotti but always thought there wasn’t enough “stuff” in it. This recipe solves that problem! Fantastic!

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    Lynna — June 16, 2012 @ 4:18 am

    I`m loving the additional chocolate. Makes for a wonderful biscotti!

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    MyFudo™ — June 16, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    I’ve never seen a biscotti as full of flavors as this, the pictures make me crave for a bite. Yum!

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    baker in disguise — June 16, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    this is really good.. am bookmarking it.. infact am having a cup of coffee.. and i wish i could reach into my screen and have one of these!! those choc chunks..are really doing it for me!! :)

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    Guru Uru — June 16, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    What a chunky delicious choice my friend – living it :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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    Paula — June 16, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    Glad you enjoyed a wonderful vacation. Your biscotti would be very welcomed and very much enjoyed with my morning coffee right now :)

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    Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook — June 16, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

    They look fantastic, nice treat!

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    Karly — June 16, 2012 @ 2:18 pm

    I’m pretty sure I’ve never made biscotti, but these photos are totally telling me I need to change that!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — June 16, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

    I have never made biscotti before, but these look incredible! I love all the toppings :)
    Glad you had a great trip, looks like you had a wonderful time!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — June 16, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

    That is some serious heavenly cookie goodness! I am all about dark chocolate and coconut!

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    Jennifer {Mother Thyme} — June 16, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

    I haven’t had biscotti since the holidays. I love them especially as you suggest dunked in tea or coffee. I just love your combination of chocolate chunks with the coconut. Beautifully done.

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    Lynda @ TasteFood — June 16, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    Beautiful biscotti and beautiful photos!

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    mireia badia — June 16, 2012 @ 8:23 pm

    mmmmm just perfect!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen — June 16, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

    They look fabulous!

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    Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef — June 17, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    The chocolate surely takes biscotti up a notch. They look great.

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    Sandie@afoodieaffair.com — June 17, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    Georgia, these looks so good! Chocolate and coconut in a biscotti? Yummy! Congrats on Top 9!

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    Foodie Stuntman — June 17, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

    I’ve made biscotti before but this recipe is much better. Congratulations on making the foodbuzz Top 9!

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    foodonfifth.com — June 18, 2012 @ 12:25 am

    My biscotti never turn out as lovely as yours. Great recipe and photos.

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    Baker Street — June 18, 2012 @ 2:32 am

    Wow! These look fantastic G! Dunked in chocolate and covered with almonds and coconut – YUM!!

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    Heidi @ Bits of Sunshine — June 18, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    I love biscotti, these look totally fantastic!

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    Mara @ ElementalCustard — June 18, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    biscotti are my absolute favourite cookie to make! Lovely.

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    Val — June 18, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    Anything I can dunk in my morning coffee is a perfect breakfast food to me. YUM

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    Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry — June 18, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    Want! Yum! That is all.

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    kitcheninspirations — June 18, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    There really is nothing better than dipping a gorgeous biscotti into a creamy espresso in the middle of the afternoon. Our neighbour makes wonderful biscotti and we are often the lucky recipients of her baked treasures.

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — June 18, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

    Yay, you’re back. I’m so glad to hear you had an amazing time. I bet it was beautiful.

    These biscotti look amazing. I love the addition of coconut, and it doesn’t hurt to add a bit of lucious dark chocolate.

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    Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious — June 19, 2012 @ 1:33 am

    Welcome back G! What a perfect looking cookie ;-)

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    arunareject — June 19, 2012 @ 3:21 am

    Thanks for sharing. I need a biscotti recipe. :)

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    Honey — June 19, 2012 @ 4:43 am

    Ahhh.. you’re back! :) I just checked out your pics from Spain and Italy.. I’m addicted to Europe. Your pictures are wonderful… you have a really nice camera that captured gorgeous photos of fruit. I loved Barcelona and Nice… such amazing cities.

    This biscotti looks so good.. can’t believe it only has 2 tbsp of oil, now that’s a healthy dessert. Gorgeous photos, again! :)

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    Carrie Burrill — June 19, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

    ooo I love biscotti and this looks perfect!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — June 19, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    I have never had biscotti but these look way better than the ones I’ve looked at before. Dry and boring is exactly how I think of them, but these are far from boring. I’m happy you enjoyed your time in Europe! It’s been super rainy over here in Germany so I had you had some better weather over there in France and Spain. :)

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    Love the styling here Georgia – so great! (and the biscotti too! :)).

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    Jen @ Jens Favorite Cookies — June 20, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    Now, this is my kind of recipe! (Anything with chocolate chunks, that is!)

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    Karen (Back Road Journal) — June 21, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

    If your biscotti and only half as good as the photos, then they are terrific.

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    Javelin Warrior — June 22, 2012 @ 4:08 am

    On Fridays, I share my favorite food finds in a series called Food Fetish Friday – and I love this post so I’m featuring it as part of the roundup (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and I look forward to seeing what you create next…

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