Hot Chocolate Biscotti Recipe (2024)

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For day #2 of Christmas Week, I’m sharing Hot Chocolate BiscottiRecipe — my version of the Italian cookie that is baked twice — that includes actual hot chocolate mix in the batter and plenty of mini marshmallows.

Recently, I received some Lake Champlain Chocolates Spicy Aztec Hot Chocolate Mix. While it’s notvery hot “spicy”, it does include cayenne pepper and cinnamon in the ingredients, giving it a bit of a kick with the usual hot chocolate sweetness.

One night, whileI was happily enjoying a cup of Spicy Aztec Hot Chocolate, I decidedthis wonderfulhot chocolate deserved to make an appearance in my baking too. The result was this Hot Chocolate Biscotti recipe, which I am very pleased with, and guess what? My non-spicy-loving kids love it too. Now, if you don’t have the Spicy Aztec Hot Chocolate, no worries — thiscan be made with your favorite hot chocolate mix too.

As with my other biscotti recipes, it starts by making a dough. This one calls for 3/4 cup of hot chocolate mix. Use your favorite…most should work well, but don’t use a sugar-free variety. The dough is shaped into two “logs”, which are patted down and then baked. After baking and cooling, they are cut into slices, which are again baked in the oven to get them nice and crispy.

There is so many ways you can embellish biscotti slices — for these, I decided to dip them 1/2 way into melted chocolate, which leaves you a nice un-dipped “handle” for holding onto when you dip it into a cup of milk or a hot drink.

I melted my chocolate in a microwave-safe coffee cup so that I would have some depth to the melted chocolate, making it easier to coat. I decided to go with a dark chocolate, but feel free to use milk chocolate if you prefer. After dipping, be sure to gently scrape the excess chocolate off of the biscotti.

After dipping in the chocolate, gently press one side of the biscotti into tiny marshmallow bits.

Lay your hot chocolate biscotti on a wax lined baking sheet and put them them in the freezer just until the chocolate is firm.

Now you’re ready to enjoy! Many people like to dip biscotti into hot coffee or tea, but my kids have been raving about how awesome these are with a glass a milk. Of course, if you want a double dose of chocolate goodness, you’ll want pair them with a cup of hot chocolate.

Hot Chocolate Biscotti Recipe


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  • Author: Brandie Valenzuela
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For day #2 of Christmas Week, I’m sharing Hot Chocolate BiscottiRecipe — my version of the Italian cookie that is baked twice — that includes actual hot chocolate mix in the batter and plenty of mini marshmallows.



  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup dry hot chocolate mix (not sugar-free)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate chips (may need less)
  • Marshmallow Bits


  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together flour, hot chocolate mix, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In medium sized bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract for 1 minute on medium. Reduce mixer to low and gradually add flour mixture to the butter mixture, continuing to mix until all of the flour mixture has been added to the butter and is well blended.
  4. On a floured cutting board, divide dough in half. Shape each dough half into a long roll, approximately 14″ long. Carefully place rolls on prepared baking sheet, about 3″ apart from each other. With your hand, press down each roll so that they are approximately 1/2″ high.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully move biscotti to cooling racks. Set aside baking sheet, as it will be reused. When biscotti had cooled enough to handle, but is still warm, carefully move them to a cutting board and cut crosswise slices (approximately 1/2″ in size).
  6. Place slices, cut side down, back on original baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn slices over and return to oven to bake for another 10 minutes or until somewhat firm. Transfer to wire racks to completely cool.
  7. Cover a completely cool baking sheet with wax paper.
  8. Place 1/2 of the chocolate chips in small bowl or large coffee cup. Heat for 20 seconds to melt chips. Stir, and if necessary, continue microwave at 5-10 second intervals to completely melt chocolate. Dip 1/2 of a biscotti slice in the chocolate, using a spoon to help you cover. Allow excess to drip off and if necessary, gently slide biscotti along edge or rim or the bowl or cup to remove excess chocolate. Dip 1 side of the chocolate into marshmallow bits and lay dipped biscotti onto prepared pan with wax paper. Repeat with remaining biscotti.
  9. Place in refrigerator until chocolate has set. Remove from refrigerator and enjoy!


–You may not need 12 ounces of chocolate for your biscotti, but I think it’s best to have a whole bag on hand in case you do need it.

–If you don’t have access to marshmallow bits, mini marshmallows may be able to be used, however they will result in a slightly different look due to their larger size.

  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian

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  1. Nicole @ When Did I Become My Mom says

    I tried this recipe yesterday and the biscotti turned out fabulous! I always had a fear of tackling bicotti because I thought they were difficult to make but this was very do-able. Thank you for sharing!


  2. Mary A says

    I want blue please.


  3. Mary A says

    I want Blue


  4. Lia Simpson says

    Cherry red


  5. rayraycartucci says

    I like the blue set best!


  6. Camille says

    Orange or red


  7. Carla says

    Ever since I saw the title in the document list, I’ve been quite excited to check these out! Love hot chocolate, and this biscotti recipe doesn’t disappoint.


  8. Danielle says

    Love that blue and the white! Who wouldn’t want these in their kitchen?!


  9. Kim Beaulieu says

    Seriously woman, these are so freaking cute. I just want to whip some up and start dunking. Thanks so much for joining us this week. I loved having you on board.


  10. Malissa W says

    I love the orange color! Thanks for the giveaway!


  11. Theresa @DearCreatives says

    Oh, hard to pick. I am hoping to redo our kitchen this coming year. Hmm, Orange 😉 Thanks for the chance


  12. jenna k says

    I would want some rubber utensils!


  13. Becky Egeland says

    Definitely the yellow!


  14. Janet says

    Arent you so clever! I never would have thought of that! I love the chocolate, the marshmallows make it so special for gift giving.


  15. sally says

    i love the blue! blue everything. =)


  16. meredith says

    I think the cherry color looks good!


  17. Joan says

    I would choose the red.


  18. Liz says

    What a wonderful way to garnish biscotti!!! Perfect for holiday giving 🙂 Love the giveaway for today…I’d love it in red!


  19. Vicky says

    I like the blue!


  20. Dionne Baldwin says

    Your hot chocolate biscotti turned out beautifully! I know Tay will look forward to making these, complete with marshmallow bits!


  21. Christine says

    White, it goes with everything!


  22. Kristen says

    I’d choose the Blue.


  23. Melinda H says

    I would pick Soleil!


  24. Stephanie says

    Cherry because it matches my kitchen.


  25. Karren McIntire says

    I love the sapphire blue color.


  26. Tara says

    What a brilliant idea, I love it!! So perfect for the holidays!!!


  27. Ally says

    I’d choose them in Fennel!


  28. Susan Christy says

    I choose Soleil.


  29. Wild Orchid says

    I love the cherry red color!

    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com


  30. Kelly D says

    I like the cherry color.


  31. Jen @JuanitasCocina says

    Now these are my kinda biscotti! And I am so addicted to the little marshmallow bits! LOVE them!

    Happy day #2!


  32. Alexis K. says

    Orange- its my favorite color!


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