Monday, November 11, 2013

Almond Joy Biscotti

Rich biscotti stuffed with chocolate, coconut, and almonds and drizzled with more of the same! A double dose of delicious.....perfect for holiday gifting and dunking!


There is, quite possibly, nothing I love more in the morning than a steaming cup of coffee on my lips. It feels like such a treat....such a reason to get out of bed....aside from my three kiddos, of course. I take mine fresh ground and strong, with a little cream and sugar, and while I would prefer sharing a cup with someone else, that doesn't stop me from enjoying it on my own most mornings.



My interest in coffee started young, when it seemed that the only thing to do with friends on any given night was go for coffee. We would hit up Denny's or Dave's or a little place called Coco's....sometimes just me and a friend, sometimes as part of a big group. And we'd order our coffee with endless refills and maybe a bagel or hashbrowns, and we'd sit there. All night. Great customers, I know.


And then came college, when I worked in not one, but two different coffee shops and learned how to make everything from lattes to steamers to blended drinks that tasted like ice cream. And how to appreciate the difference between different types of beans and blends and roasts. And I drank a lot of coffee. I guess what I'm saying is we go way back - coffee and me. Which is why I'm so happy I'm finally at a point in my pregnancy when I actually have a taste for it again! Because, for me, that's the first thing to go.


Now that it's back, I feel like I appreciate it a little more. It feels like a little bit more of a treat than it did 2 months ago....and even more so when I drink it with this biscotti. I'm telling you - if you love coffee, there is no better way to enjoy it! And even if you don't, you'll still love this stuff! It's sweet and crunchy and so reminiscent of Almond Joys....a treat for your morning, with or without a steaming cup of coffee to go with it.

Almond Joy Biscotti
3 eggs
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. oil
1 tsp. baking powder
2 1/2 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/2 c. chopped almonds, plus more for sprinkling
1 c. shredded coconut, plus more for sprinkling
1 c. chocolate chips 

1. Beat eggs and sugar until light yellow. 
2. Add oil. Add baking powder, flour, salt, and almond extract. Blend well.
3. Stir in chopped almonds, coconut, and 1/2 c. chocolate chips.
4. With floured hands, shape dough into 2 long loaves, about 3 inches wide and 1 inch high.
5. Place the loaves on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees 45 minutes. 
6. Remove from oven; cut into 3/4 inch slices and return to oven to toast for 10 minutes.
7. Let biscotti cool; then stand up and drizzle tops with remaining 1/2 c. chocolate chips (melted), additional chopped nuts, and shredded coconut to taste.

Enjoy!


Here are a few more ideas to add to your {giftable}holiday treat list!

http://www.lemontreedwelling.com/2013/05/cinnamon-biscotti-dunkers.html

http://www.lemontreedwelling.com/2013/04/almond-joy-popcorn.html

http://www.lemontreedwelling.com/2013/04/cookie-butter-scotcheroos.html

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11 comments :

  1. Ohhhh how delicious does this look!!!! Sounds like the perfect biscotti flavor!!!

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  2. Biscotti's are so fancy and delicious. I just love them and I will definitely be whipping these up ASAP.
    With Love,
    Al @ Shaffer Sisters

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  3. This biscotti is really delicious. Perfect with a cup of coffee anytime. ☺

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  4. This looks so good. I would love to make a batch to gift for the coffee lovers at Christmastime. How hard is it for the novice bakers to perfect? I wonder if I could pull it off! Looks so good!

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  5. oh boy... does this ever look good... I LOVE biscotti... what a nice gift it makes tucked into the little jar!

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  6. what a great biscotti flavor - and it sure would be great with my coffee {coffee and I go way back too}

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  7. Oh my... those look absolutely delicious! I wish I had one to eat with my coffee this morning. What a great gift idea too! Pinning!!

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  8. Your biscotti looks amazing! Thank you for the recipe!

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  9. Your photos are beautiful, and I love the combo of chocolate, nuts, and coconut. Almond Joys have always been one of my favorite candies. I'm adding this the list of "must try" recipes. Thanks for sharing on Weekend re-Treat!
    Janet from http://ouroneacrefarm.com/

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