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Chocolate Peanut Butter Biscotti

Some things just go together, like coffee and cream.

Chocolate and peanut butter.

My belly and these biscotti. Chocolate peanut butter biscotti with salty crunched up peanuts on top, to be exact.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Biscotti

I agree with Joy the Baker (whose inspired this recipe) on the merits of perfect biscotti. Crunchy, yes, but not too much so. Like a little whisper of, “Hey, I’m really just a grown-up cookie” when you bite after a good dunk.

And dunk you should.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Biscotti

A few salty, chocolate-y peanuts in the bottom of the mug are highly underrated.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Biscotti

Chocolate-dipped Salted Peanut Butter Biscotti

adapted from Joy the Baker

Makes: approx. 2 1/2 dozen

  •  4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts, finely chopped
  • 1 cup dark melting chocolate (we love Callebaut)
  • 1/4 cup additional chopped peanuts to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Line two baking sheets (or one large baking stone) with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Using a stand mixer (with paddle attachment) beat together butter, peanut butter and sugar.  Beat until well-blended and slightly fluffy. Scrape bowl; add egg and egg yolk.  Beat on medium speed until well blended, about 2 minutes.  Add the dry ingredients, all at once to the peanut butter mixture and beat on low speed until just incorporated.  Stop mixer.  Add 1/2 cup crushed peanuts and mix just long enough to incorporate (a few turns of the mixer should do.)

Divide the batter between the two baking sheets and shape dough into two logs about 8″ long and 1 1/2″ wide.  Dough will be slightly dry, so you may have to use a firm hand to shape.

Bake 15 minutes. Rotate baking sheet/s and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. When cool enough to handle, use a serrated knife to carefully slice each log into 1″ thick pieces. Place cut side down on the baking sheet and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Melt chocolate in a double boiler or microwave (if using microwave, heat on low in 30-second intervals, stirring in between until melted.) Dip the top edge of biscotti in chocolate, sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup of crushed peanuts and allow to dry.

Store in an airtight container to retain freshness.
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  2. Awesome Biscotti. Looks so delish!
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  3. Chocolate and peanut butter is my favorite combination in the entire world, so I think these sound amazing!!
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  4. I am drooling! Sweet and savory!
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  5. Now, this is something to wake up to! Chocolate plus peanut butter – and salted too! WOW!
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  6. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Did you see how fast I hit the Pin It button?? OMG. Just OMG.

  7. These look and sound amazing! And, I think I can even manage this recipe! For something that looks (and probably tastes) so gourmet, the directions and ingredients are manageable for me! Yum.
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  8. I love biscotti but only get it on airplanes. To be able to make my own WITH chocolate peanut butter would be amazing. Thanks!
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  9. The way you described the texture tells me I’d like these. Biscotti is normally a bit too snappy and dry for my taste, but this sounds good!
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    • I agree, Liz. I always bake mine just a tad less than those super-hard crunchy biscotti. These come out perfectly dense with a good crunch but just a little “give” in the center, which is not the best thing for my weight loss efforts. :)

  10. Oh wow! These look and sound so good. I have to make these. I love the combination for chocolate and peanut butter together!!
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  11. These look amazing!!

    It is all my favorite things mixed together into one delicious cookie.

    Great recipe.
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  12. Love Biscotti, but I’ve never had one like this – it looks so good!
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  13. oh goodness me I think I gained 5 lbs from reading this. and I don’t care! YUMMY!

  14. i love chocolate and peanut butter together!
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  15. I have got to try this recipe! I love biscotti but never made it myself!
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  16. Oh my, these look delicious! I lack baking skills but this looks like something even I could make!
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  17. This sounds solo good! Pinned and saved to try it later! Yummmm
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  18. As soon as I opened this page, I involuntary moaned! We love biscotti! My nephews will go crazy for this recipe!
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  19. OMG- I need to make this like NOW. This looks amazing. Seriously!

  20. I said it earlier and I’ll say it again. Oh. My. Gosh. YUM! I’m pinning and I AM going to try this!
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  21. These look delicious! I’ve always wanted to make biscotti so I’ll have to try this!
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  22. Those looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.
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  23. I love this recipe because biscotti are my favorite!! I would totally make these on a weekend morning!
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  24. I’ve never been a fan of biscotti but I think it is a texture thing. I like the fact that these sound more palatable to me, not too hard but able to stand up to a good soaking. There is no better combination that peanut butter and chocolate, I would die without it!

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