These chocolate chunk biscotti coated with toasty coconut and almonds make a super sweet homemade gift, or delicious Italian snack and dessert!
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?
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!
Chocolate Chunk Biscotti with Almonds and Coconut
- 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
- 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
- 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.
Mmm such a nice treat! Love it!
Love your pictures of Spain and France, so gorgeous! And these biscotti look equally good.
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!
SO jealous of your trip & that biscotti looks amazing!
Those look fantastic! I loved seeing the pictures from your trip. Looks like you had a wonderful time!
Biscotti is one of my favorite things ever! And man, look at those HUGE chocolate chunks!
I love biscotti, these look so delicious with all those tasty garnishes. Loved checking out pictures from your trip!
I love biscotti and these are decorated so beautifully, Georgia! It looks like you guys are having a wonderful trip!
you had me at coconut, what a beautiful blog!
Cassie, thanks so much! But, I’m happy to be home now – We got back on Wednesday! :)
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.
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!
Oh do these look great Georgia ~ love all that chocolate!!!
I love biscotti but always thought there wasn’t enough “stuff” in it. This recipe solves that problem! Fantastic!
I`m loving the additional chocolate. Makes for a wonderful biscotti!
I’ve never seen a biscotti as full of flavors as this, the pictures make me crave for a bite. Yum!
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!! :)
What a chunky delicious choice my friend – living it :D
Glad you enjoyed a wonderful vacation. Your biscotti would be very welcomed and very much enjoyed with my morning coffee right now :)
They look fantastic, nice treat!
I’m pretty sure I’ve never made biscotti, but these photos are totally telling me I need to change that!
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!
That is some serious heavenly cookie goodness! I am all about dark chocolate and coconut!
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.
Beautiful biscotti and beautiful photos!
mmmmm just perfect!
They look fabulous!
The chocolate surely takes biscotti up a notch. They look great.
Georgia, these looks so good! Chocolate and coconut in a biscotti? Yummy! Congrats on Top 9!
I’ve made biscotti before but this recipe is much better. Congratulations on making the foodbuzz Top 9!
My biscotti never turn out as lovely as yours. Great recipe and photos.
Wow! These look fantastic G! Dunked in chocolate and covered with almonds and coconut – YUM!!
I love biscotti, these look totally fantastic!
biscotti are my absolute favourite cookie to make! Lovely.
Anything I can dunk in my morning coffee is a perfect breakfast food to me. YUM
Want! Yum! That is all.
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.
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.
Welcome back G! What a perfect looking cookie ;-)
Thanks for sharing. I need a biscotti recipe. :)
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! :)
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. :)
ooo I love biscotti and this looks perfect!
Love the styling here Georgia – so great! (and the biscotti too! :)).
Now, this is my kind of recipe! (Anything with chocolate chunks, that is!)
If your biscotti and only half as good as the photos, then they are terrific.
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…
I came across this recipe years ago and have had it saved in my email. I just recently started making them. They are delicious and get rave reviews every time I make them (and smell heavenly when baking)! These have become a go-to recipe for me.
I changed the recipe a little by using whole wheat flour, and instead of dipping them I just add a handful of coconut and almonds right into the mix. The recipe is pretty healthy as far as cookies go and fun to make with kids!