Chocolate and Almond Dipped Biscotti

Hi all, I’m Cat, blogger at The Rustic Willow and new My Cooking Spot Contributor. My specialty is simple recipes that are sure to wow your family and your guests! I’m so excited to be here today and can’t wait to share delicious food with you.

Have you ever woken up and decided you just wanted something sweet to go with your coffee? You don’t want a piece of fruit or a yogurt: You want to indulge. That’s where this recipe idea came from! My grandfather has a biscotti every single morning before breakfast, and I know a lot of other people dip biscotti in their coffee. But I thought biscotti would be 10 times more delicious dipped in chocolate and almonds. And guess what? I was right.

Chocolate and Almond Dipped Biscotti

These are so simple to make and oh, so delicious. The best part about them is that although I intended them for a sweet treat to accompany your coffee, they also make for a great dessert. My boyfriend has been sneaking a few in every night after dinner. And hey, I don’t blame him.


I also found that these little guys are a great gift to bring to a host or hostess. I’m not bashing the stereotypical bottle of wine to say “thank you for having me over,” I’m just saying these are more creative! Pack a bundle in a little cellophane bag, tie with a ribbon, and there you have it. Adorable.

So many uses for one little cookie! They’re really versatile, and did I mention delicious? Oh, I didn’t? Well, they’re delicious.

biscotti 4Have I made you fall in love with them yet? This is my last effort. Let me tell you why these are perfect. They have every single flavor and texture it takes to fall in love with a cookie. They’re sweet, nutty, chocolatey, smooth, crunchy, biscotti-y (I know that’s a made up word, just go with me here). They’re breakfast/dessert perfection.

Chocolate and Almond Dipped Biscotti

So, let’s get to cookin’, shall we?

Chocolate and Almond Dipped Biscotti


  • 12 biscotti cookies or coffee treat sponges
  • 1.5 cups chocolate melts (I used 4 Hershey bars and they worked great)
  • 1/2 cup almond slivers
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  1. Add the chocolate and milk to a saucepan and melt over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Place almonds on a plate and crush them with the bottom of a bowl (this is the easiest method I've found for crushing nuts).
  3. Once the chocolate is fully melted, dip the end of a cookie in the chocolate.
  4. Immediately roll the chocolate end of the cookie in the almonds.
  5. Place on parchment paper to cool and harden for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Dig in!


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Cat is a social worker and journalist with a degree in Media Arts & Design from James Madison University. She lived in New Orleans for the past two years working with the homeless population but recently relocated to Denver. In her spare time she is crafting, cooking, decorating and creating anything she can. She believes the most delicious meals and the most beautiful decorations are homemade. She loves to experiment with her recipes and crafts to provide delicious and unique meals and crafts at an affordable price. She loves to travel, soak up new cultures, photograph everything and anything, and live life outdoors.

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  1. Now THIS is the perfect breakfast! If I could get away with it, I would eat something sweet for breakfast every morning. This looks so good!!

  2. I so needed one of these cookies with my morning coffee! Adding this recipe to my ‘must do’ list!
    ~ Ashley

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