Best Biscotti Recipes – 25 Delicious Cookies

The Best Biscotti Recipes all have one thing in common; they are perfectly crunchy and full of delicious flavors. They can be made with nuts, a variety of fruit or just a ton of chocolate, and either way we love them! That’s why we have rounded up 25 of the Best Biscotti Recipes for you to try this Christmas season. 

Can you believe we are already on our 4th day of our annual Christmas Baking Frenzy? I hope you have been following along and enjoying all of the seasons best treats we have had to offer so far. Remember to come back and check out what’s new everyday, you don’t want to miss what we have coming up! But enough about that, lets get started on our different Biscotti flavors shall we?

*Be sure to look below each photo for additional Biscotti cookies in that category you can try*

traditional italian biscotti recipes 

These biscotti cookies tend to have almonds as their main mix in, though often you will also find anise or orange zest too.

This Almond Biscotti from Anthony Kitchen is a delicious recipe that uses whole almonds, sweet vanilla and almond extract to create a classic dunkable cookie you will love.

Traditonal Almond Biscotti Recipe on Red Napkin with Christmas Mug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also be sure to check out these other tasty variations:

Thin Almond Biscotti – Pretty Sweet ❄️ Holiday Biscotti – Food Meanderings 🎄 Gluten Free Almond Biscotti – My Gluten Free Kitchen ⛄️ Sugar Free Almond Biscotti – Wholesum Yum ❄️ 

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37 of the BEST Fudge Recipes -Perfect for the Holidays

Whether you like your fudge silky smooth, mixed with peanut butter or filled with nuts and berries, this round up of  over 35 Fudge Recipes will get you in the Holiday Spirit and ready to indulge your taste buds.

 I cannot believe we are in our 4th year of our Christmas Baking Frenzy! This year is our biggest and best one yet and I am so excited to share along in this tradition with you guys. Whether this is your first time here, or you are back for your 4th year in a row, WELCOME! We hope you find something special and delicious to whip up for your loved ones this Christmas season.

*Be sure to look below each photo for additional fudge recipes in that category you can try*

Classic chocolate fudge recipes

These are the best of the best, pure chocolate goodness!

This Traditional Chocolate Fudge  is from Cincy Shopper and it is a classic fudge recipe that everyone should have in their baking Rolodex! Simple and delicious ingredients come together in little time to make a decadent fudge for everyone to enjoy.

Traditional Chocolate Fudge Recipes

Also be sure to check out these scrumptious chocolate fudge recipes too:

Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge – An Italian in my Kitchen 🎄 Vegan Chocolate Fudge – Rhian’s Recipes ❄️ Classic Chocolate Fudge – Attainable Sustainable ⛄️ Salted Chocolate Buttercream – Hybrid Rasta Mama 🎄 Wedding Favor Chocolate Fudge – A Bride on a Budget ❄️ Chocolate Caramel Turtle Fudge – The Olive Blogger  ⛄️

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No Bake Chocolate Haystack Cookies

Chocolate Haystack Cookies are one of the easiest no-bake cookies you can make! They are perfect for lunchboxes and after school treats!

 I am so excited to share these cookies with you guys today! They are another part of my contribution to #Choctoberfest (remember to enter the massive giveaway here) and I just know you will love them as much as  I do. My Grandmother introduced me to these many years ago when I was just a little girl with a big chocolate craving after a long day of grade school (pfft if only we knew how much longer the days would get as we got older right?!). We created timeless memories in her kitchen together baking and whipping up goodies, and I was often allowed to lick the spoon when it was all said and done so I think it was a pretty sweet deal.

So, what are haystack cookies?

Simply put a Haystack Cookie is a no-bake cookie using chocolate and chow mein noodles along with other ingredients to create a one of a kind treat that both kids and adults will love! Their “haystack” shape once set is what gives them their unique name, and you can make them as big or small as you would like. We prefer to make them two bite cookies, but have made them as big as our hands in the past!

Chocolate-Haystack-Cookies-with-Peanut-Butter

what ingredients are in haystack cookies?

There are 3 main ingredients in Chocolate Haystack Cookies. As you can see above, they consist of chocolate and chow mein noodles and we added in some crunchy peanut butter to ours! This makes them Chocolate Haystack Cookies with Peanut Butter… everything is truly better with peanut butter!

Now the thing I love with this cookie is how creative you can get with it. You could stop with 3 ingredients and you would have a great cookie…OR you could add in some salted peanuts and sprinkles like we did and take your cookie over the top! You could even add in a nice chopped dried fruit mix with sunflower seeds or oats to add another flavor dimension. Play around with them and make them your own by starting with our base recipe! Just remember, if you are adding in more “toppings” you will need to increase your chocolate amount as well so there is enough to coat the goodness.

Chocolate Haystack Cookies with Peanut Butter

Chocolate Haystack Cookies are one of the easiest no-bake cookies you can make! They are perfect for lunchboxes and after school treats!

Course Dessert, Holiday Treats, Snack
Keyword Chocolate Haystack Cookies, No Bake Cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Refrigerate 20 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies
Author Melissa

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter we used Crunchy
  • 3 cups Chow Mein Noodles
  • 1 cup Peanuts

Instructions

  1. Begin by lining 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper, or silicone baking mats and set aside.

  2. Melt chocolate chips using the double broiler over medium heat. You can use the microwave as well but be sure to do it in 15 second increments so you don't burn the chocolate. 

  3. Once chocolate is melted turn the heat off and stir in the peanut butter. Mix until well combined and creamy.

  4. Remove from the heat and stir in your peanuts and chow mein noodles. I like to give the noodles a little "force" to break some of them into smaller pieces.

    *you can add in any other mix-ins you like but remember to increase chocolate amount to ensure proper coverage*

  5. Use a spoon to scoop and drop your chocolate noodle mixture onto your prepared baking sheets. You can make them as big or as small as you like.

  6. Allow to set in the fridge for at least 20 minutes before devouring!

Recipe Notes

You can make these cookies FAR in advance, just ensure you place them in a sealed container in the fridge. We have had them up to 4 weeks and they still tasted as if they were just made! 

how do you make chocolate haystack cookies?

Are you ready for how easy this is!? Melt your chocolate, either using the microwave or a double broiler method. If using the double broiler method you will need a pot and a glass bowl. You want to ensure the bowl does not touch the bottom of the pot when placed over top, it should hover just above your water line. Fill pot about 2″ with water and simmer over medium heat, you do not want a rapid boil! As the bowl heats up it will gently melt your chocolate without burning or seizing. It is my favorite way to melt any kind of chocolate.

No Bake Chocolate Haystack Cookies

Chocolate Haystack Cookies are one of the easiest no-bake cookies you can make! They are perfect for lunchboxes and after school treats! #nobakehaystackcookies #nobakecookies #peanutbutterhaystackcookies #cookies

Once your chocolate is smooth you simply add in your peanut butter and stir to combine and then add in your noodles and whatever other ingredients you choose to incorporate into your Chocolate Haystack Cookies! EASY RIGHT?!

Chocolate Haystack Cookies with Peanut Butter

 

more treats like chocolate haystack cookies


Be sure to check out the other Popular Chocolate Recipes from #CHOCTOBERFEST below!


Spooky Halloween Chocolate Bark Recipe

A quick and delicious Chocolate Bark that even the kiddos can help make! This treat is topped with a mash up of fun Monster Sprinkles making it a treat everyone will enjoy. 

Sprinkle Pop provided me with the Halloween Sprinkles for the recipe. The recipe and opinions are mine and mine alone.

 I cannot believe that Halloween is just 2 weeks away…it literally feels like it was just Easter last week! I knew as soon as I saw the incredible selection of themed sprinkles on SPRINKLE POPS site that I wanted to make a Chocolate Bark and once I saw the Monster Mash-Up mix I made up my mind that it would be a Spooky one. The mix has eyeballs, ghosts, mummies and pumpkins all combined with colorful Halloween sprinkles. Take a look:

Halloween Chocolate Bark Sprinkles

We don’t get to go Trick-or-Treating anymore so I thought why not make a treat that we can all enjoy. Chocolate Bark is so incredibly easy to make and can be made ahead of when you actually need it. It works out perfectly for me as we have an annual tradition with our families to check out a Haunted Homes Tour in my town where over 20 houses go ALL OUT with creepy decor to spook the neighborhood children (and us adults too!). I already have my bark done and ready to go for when we come back and need something to sweeten our dreams 🙂 .

Spooky Chocolate Bark Recipe

how do you make chocolate bark?

In just a couple quick steps you will have your bark ready to go in the fridge. You have to first melt your chocolate, which you can do over a double broiler (my preferred method) or in the microwave. If using a double broiler you will want to make sure you have a glass or ceramic bowl as well as a small pot. You want to make sure the bowl does not touch the bottom of the pot when placed over top, it should hover just above your water. Fill pot about 2″ with water and simmer over medium heat and keep it at a low bubble. As the bowl heats up it will gently melt your chocolate without burning or seizing.

If melting your chocolate in the microwave you should set the power level to 50% and keep it to 20-30 seconds between stirs at most. Once the chocolate has melted you simply pour onto a parchment lined baking sheet and spread out with a spatula. This is where you would add in your toppings and sprinkles before placing it in the fridge to set!

how long does it take for chocolate bark to set?

I generally try to let it sit for at least 2 hours in the fridge, but if you are in a hurry you can pop it in the freezer for 30 minutes and it will set enough for you to break it. Just make sure that the chocolate is hard to the touch before removing otherwise it won’t break into nice chunks.

Spooky Halloween Chocolate Bark Recipe

Course Dessert, Holiday Treats, Snack
Cuisine American, Halloween Treat
Keyword Chocolate Bark, Halloween Recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 pieces (more or less depending on size of breaks)
Author Melissa

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 jar Monster Mash Sprinkles
  • Food Coloring *If using white chocolate for swirl

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.

  2. Melting the Chocolate can be done either using a double broiler or the microwave. Make sure you keep a close eye on the chocolate as you melt it so it doesn't burn/seize. 

  3. My preferred method is the double broiler (see post for detailed instructions). Place your semi-sweet chocolate in glass bowl and melt over medium heat using double broiler.  

  4. Melting chocolate in the microwave -set the power level to 50% and keep it to 20-30 seconds between stirs at most.

  5.  Once the chocolate has melted you simply pour onto a parchment lined baking sheet and evenly spread out with a spatula. 

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  6. *Adding in White Chocolate* 

    If you want to use white chocolate as well you will need to repeat the steps above for melting, once melted you can add in food coloring (we used red/yellow for orange as well as green). 

    You then take spoonfuls of the white chocolate and put it on top of your semi-sweet. Using a knife or toothpick gently drag the chocolate through to create swirls and mounds for an even creepier effect!! 

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  7. Cover in sprinkles, saving some of the eyeballs and ghosts to be placed strategically. 

  8. Place it in the fridge to set for a minimum of 2 hours. See post if you NEED  your bark to set faster!

Recipe Notes

We made 2 different barks, both are pictured below. The swirled one uses white chocolate chips along with the semi-sweet for added color. You can omit that and stick with just semi-sweet like we did for the second bark as well! Get creative and have fun!

Chocolate Bark Toppings

For our bark we chose a creepy Monster Mash-Up sprinkle mix based on the time of year, but you can check out Sprinkle Pop yourself for the endless amount of fun and unique sprinkles for your own chocolate bark creation!

Chocolate Bark Recipe

They create custom bespoke sprinkle blends, dyed in house to match any idea a customer may have. If you can dream it, they can create it as a sprinkle mix. I actually ordered an adorable Unicorn Mix as well, loaded with sparkly sprinkles and wafer paper unicorns that I cannot wait to use in a fun treat for you guys to enjoy!

Now, like any recipe, you can get as creative as you want with your chocolate bark toppings! Along with your sprinkle mixes why not add in chopped nuts, dried fruits, candy coated chocolates or even crumbled cookies to make a one-of-a-kind creation you can enjoy! Thinking ahead to Christmas, how fun would it be to order one of their 15+ Holiday sprinkle mixes and create some bark to give as gifts? Easy, inexpensive and DELICIOUS.

How do you break chocolate bark?

There are a couple of ways you can break it, really it depends on how “uniform” you want your pieces. I believe that each piece should be unique so I am a fan of the break by hand method! Simply hold the sheet of bark in your hands and gently snap in half. Then continue to snap into smaller pieces until you have broken the entire slab.

You can also choose to use a sharp paring knife to help you get more concise sizes for your pieces. In order to do that, you simply place your bark on a cutting board and gently cut into it to break pieces off. You can skor it first (which is going to help guide the bark when you break it) by using the knife to run along the bark without cutting all the way through.

Spooky Halloween Chocolate Bark Recipe

A quick and delicious Chocolate Bark that even the kiddos can help make! This treat is topped with a mash up of fun Monster Sprinkles making it a treat everyone will enjoy. #ChocolateBark #HalloweenRecipes #CandyBarkIdeas

>>>Don’t forget to enter the #CHOCTOBERFEST Giveaway HERE for a chance to win a massive prize pack valued at over $400! <<<

Whichever way you choose to break it  your bark will be a delicious treat that monsters, goblins and vampires will want a second helping of!

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6 Popular Chocolate Desserts + #Chocotoberfest GIVEAWAY

Welcome to #Choctoberfest 2018 with Imperial Sugar! We have complied 6 of our most popular chocolate desserts for you to enjoy along with a HUGE giveaway!

This is one of my favorite weeks of the year, because #Choctoberfest is finally here! From now until the end of the week, I am joining forces with over 100 other bloggers from around the world to post delicious chocolate recipes which are sure to become the newest and most popular chocolate desserts. Every day, #Choctoberfest bloggers will be celebrating all things chocolate – milk, dark, white, bittersweet, semi-sweet, and cocoa!

We are starting with a #Choctoberfest prize pack from our generous sponsors. Scroll down to learn how you can enter to win. One lucky winner will receive the following:

  • A 100-Piece Cake Decorating Kit from our blog sponsors The PinterTest Kitchen. This set includes a cake turntable, piping bags, piping tips, flower nozzles, scrapers, and more.
  • An Instant Pot and a 40-Pound Case of Granulated Sugar from our gold sponsor Imperial Sugar. Imperial Sugar provides high-quality sugar and sweetener products and over 100 years of time-tested recipes. Sweet things happen when people come together in the kitchen, and that’s why Imperial Sugar has been at the heart of family traditions and celebrations for generations.
  • Coconut Oil and Chocolate Silk Greens from our silver sponsor Barlean’s, your trusted source for chocolatey goodness super food nutrition. Barlean’s has a commitment to staying ahead of the innovation curve in providing the absolute highest quality product.
  • A Chocolate Gift Pack from our silver sponsor Forte Chocolates. You’ll receive 12 of their most popular chocolate bars. With Forte Chocolates, you can celebrate life through chocolate. They also have a line of chocolate developed specifically to use in savory recipes.
  • A Chocolate Gift Pack from our silver sponsor Divine Chocolate. You’ll receive one of each of their baking bars, a white chocolate bar, and their top 5 everyday bars. Divine Chocolate is the only Fair-trade chocolate company in the world that is owned by cocoa farmers. Their baking bars are also a delicious vegan option.
  • A Selection of Sprinkles from our silver sponsor Sprinkle Pop. Sprinkle Pop’s bespoke sprinkle creations are one of a kind, just like you! At Sprinkle Pop, you can also order a custom sprinkle mix; there isn’t a sprinkle mix that you can dream up that they can’t create.

That’s a prize pack worth over $400! Open worldwide, except where prohibited. Must be 18+ to enter (21+ in some locations). See terms and conditions for more details.

Popular Chocolate Desserts

Popular Chocolate Desserts – A Round-Up with 6 of our most chocolately desserts for you to enjoy including #Brownies , #MugCakes , #Cookies and more!
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ROUND UP OF POPULAR CHOCOLATE DESSERTS

So, on this first day of Choctoberfest I thought I would do something fun and share with you the most popular Chocolate Desserts from our archives! These are treats that come in on our top searches month over month for the blog. I hope you find some chocolatey inspiration and get baking.

Brownie Biscotti 

A delicious Brownie Biscotti cookie that has a soft and ooey center loaded with chocolate chips and pecans! Make a double batch of this one, trust me!

Popular Chocolate Desserts - Brownie Biscotti Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Brownie and Salted Caramel Mug Cakes

The quickest and most delicious dessert you can make in under 5 minutes! These Mug Cake Recipes feature chocolate, peanut butter and salted caramel, all the ingredients you would expect to find in our popular chocolate desserts!

Easy Salted Caramel and Chocolate Brownie Mug Cakes - Popular Chocolate Desserts

 

 

 

 

 

double chocolate chunk cookies

Whether you’re an experienced baker or new to the game, these Chocolate Chunk Cookies will be a new family favorite! Perfectly chewy and fully loaded!

Double-Chocolate-Chunk-Cookies Popular Chocolate Desserts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

chewy nutella brownies

These Nutella Brownies are the BEST brownies you will ever make! Perfectly chocolaty and full of Nutella flavor, with the perfect gooey-ness in every bite!

Easy Chocolate Desserts - Nutella Brownies

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHOCOLATE CARAMEL TURTLE FUDGE 

Chocolate Turtle Fudge is so easy to make and is full of creamy caramel and chunks of pecans. A perfect make-ahead treat to keep in the freezer for those unexpected chocolate cravings!

Popular Chocolate Desserts - Chocolate Caramel Turtle Fudge

 

 

 

 

 

 

chocolate peanut butter bundt cake

This Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake is a real showstopper. It is drizzled with both a chocolate and peanut butter glaze making it a combination of all the flavors of our favorite chocolate dessert recipes! You’ll go for seconds guaranteed!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

** And don’t forget to come back throughout the week for more chocolatey goodness , including a new Christmas Cookie and a Spooky Halloween treat! ** 

 


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