Double Chocolate Mint Biscotti (in Shamrock Green)

A few weeks ago I baked some biscotti for a school event.  They were all sans chocolate per the event restrictions.

Trouble is, this gave me a terrible craving tor chocolate biscotti.

mint biscotti on platter

Chocolate Mint Biscotti

Finally I made some chocolate espresso biscotti but they weren’t quite what I hoped for.  And so the craving continued…

Today I decided to remedy that with Chocolate Mint Biscotti–this time for a Children’s Choir bake sale.  They were looking for holiday themed treats so I added some mint and a some green sprinkles and tied up my treat bags with a green ribbon.  Perfect for St Patrick’s Day!

Chocolate Mint Biscotti on Rack

Chocolate Mint Biscotti on Rack

Biscotti take a bit of elapsed time but are an easy and relatively healthy treat, though I did have a little trouble with the white chocolate drizzle.  Okay, a lot of trouble, to the point where I gave up and went out for Wilton Candy melts at 8 PM.  White chocolate is notorious for seizing–that is, turning grainy and clumpy– if it isn’t handled properly.  A typical culprit is water, so adding alcohol based peppermint extract would be a no-no–but I had used an oil based flavoring.  This was the second time I struggled decorating with white chocolate so I threw in the towel and used the candy melts–sooo much easier and worked like a charm!  Any white chocolate experts out there feel free to advise!  Otherwise I’m a candy melt convert!

The family got to eat the biscotti ends which were gone before morning.   Not that I expected anything else…

Chocolate Mint Biscotti with Coffee

Chocolate Mint Biscotti with Coffee

Whole Wheat Chocolate Mint Biscotti

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 T butter
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint flavor oil + 1/2 tsp for the drizzle
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 c chocolate chips
  • 6 oz white candy melts (1/2 pkg)
  • Holiday colored decorations

Directions

1.  Melt butter and mix with sugar, peppermint oil, vanilla and water.  Add beaten eggs and combine well.

2.  Mix flour, cocoa and baking soda together.  Add to liquid ingredients and combine well.  Mixture will be dry (you can add a little extra water if needed).

3.  Mix in chocolate chips, then form into two logs on greased baking sheet.

 

Biscotti Logs on Baking Sheet

Biscotti Logs on Baking Sheet

4.  Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes until logs feel firm but not hard.  Remove from oven and cool.

5.  Slice on the diagonal and lay the slices flat on a cookie sheet.  Bake for another 10-15 minutes to crisp up then cool.

Slice Bisccotti Logs on Diagonal

Slice Bisccotti Logs on Diagonal

6.  Melt 6 oz white chocolate or candy melts in double boiler and mix with 1/2 tsp peppermint flavor oil.  Drizzle over biscotti and sprinkle with decorative sugars or candies.

Chocolate Mint Biscotti

Chocolate Mint Biscotti

 

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16 thoughts on “Double Chocolate Mint Biscotti (in Shamrock Green)

  1. Kathy

    These look really delicious! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (We had a St. Patrick’s Day snowstorm today. At least that’s what they call it even though it’s not the exact day.) Really would love a nibble of these.

  2. Lynn

    I’ve been dying to try these since you posted them! Hoping to make them for Easter. My son’s birthday is St. Patrick’s Day, so all the fun, festive baking I once did for this holiday has taken a backseat to birthday cake baking instead.

  3. Darlene

    Your instructions say to add oatmeal but it is not listed in the ingredient list. Please advise the amount of oatmeal that should be used. Thank you.

    1. Inger

      I think the oatmeal got left in the instructions from a recipe I based this on–I will update it. Thanks so much for catching this and letting me know Darlene!

    1. Inger

      Just with a spoon, moving it back and forth over the top of each biscotti. Just remember that candy melts are easier to work with than real white chocolate. I’d rather use white chocolate, but it has a tendency to clump…

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