A big favorite amongst chocolate lovers, people of all ages will go for this candy-infused version of the biscotti.
Prep: 30 minutes
Bake: 25 minutes at 325°F + 16 minutes at 325°F
Cool: 1 hour
Makes: 36 cookies
For the biscotti
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup malted milk powder (I used Nestle Ovaltine Chocolate Malt Flavored Milk Additive for this recipe)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup coarsely chopped malted milk balls (Whoppers)
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate pieces
For the dipping chocolate
- 8 ounces bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter
For the biscotti:
- Preheat oven to 325°F . Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a large bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, malted milk powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; set aside. In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, sugar, melted butter, and vanilla. Add egg mixture to the flour mixture; stir until dough starts to form a ball. Stir in malted milk balls and chocolate pieces (dough will be crumbly). Knead the dough until it comes together.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 10 inch log and place about 3 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet; flatten slightly to about 2 inches wide.
- Bake for 25 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet on a wire rack for at least 1 hour.
- Transfer logs to a cutting board. Using a serrated knife, cut each log diagonally into 1 inch slices. Place slices, cut sides down, on cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8 minutes. Turn slices over; bake for 8 minutes more. Transfer to a wire rack; cool. (Cookies will crisp as they cool.)
For the dipping chocolate:
- In a heatproof bowl over a pan of boiling water, stir and melt the chocolate and butter together until combined.
- When the biscotti have cooled, dip the bottoms in the melted chocolate, then allow to set, lying on their sides on baking paper.