Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Welcome to today’s guest poster, Megan from Delicious Dishings!

What are your favorite dessert combination? I have so many, including lemon and raspberry, chocolate and orange, chocolate and raspberry, chocolate and coffee, and, of course, chocolate and peanut butter.

As soon as I saw Blog is the New Black’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Biscotti, I knew it wouldn’t be long before I was baking some of it in my own kitchen.

And as soon as I made the biscotti, I decided it would be the perfect guest post for Meghan. If you’ve followed Travel, Wine, and Dine for a while, you may have noticed that Meghan has recently stepped up her baking a lot. I like to think I’m partially to blame for that! You see, my love for baking has no boundaries. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about heading into the kitchen and throwing together some delicious baked goods. I think sometimes that passion can be infectious. And I think that after our trip to King Arthur Flour together, Meghan caught a little of that passion too. So, that said, it’s only appropriate that I do a baking guest post for her.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Biscotti (adapted from Blog is the New Black)

Ingredients

3 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

¾ cup creamy peanut butter (Note: I used half this amount — 3 ounces — and then dipped the biscotti in a pb-chocolate mixture)

1 cup sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 large eggs

1 cup mini chocolate chips

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

In the bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, combine the butter, peanut butter, and sugar.

Beat on medium-high speed until fluffy and smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes. Blend in the vanilla, and beat in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl between additions.

With the mixer on low speed, blend in the dry ingredients just until incorporated, and then mix in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed.

Divide the dough in half. Shape into logs on the prepared baking sheet, about 11-by-3 inches in size, spacing at least 3 inches apart.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven while maintaining the oven temperature. Let the logs cool for 10 minutes.

Slice the logs diagonally into slices about ½- to ¾-inch thick.

Lay the slices, cut side down, on the baking sheet.

Bake, turning the pan once, until the slices are slightly crisp, about 20 to 30 minutes more.

Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.

Optional: Melt about 3/4 cup of bittersweet chips (or milk or semisweet chips if you prefer) in a wide, shallow, microwave-safe dish, and stir a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter into the melted chocolate.

Dip one side of the biscotti in the chocolate peanut butter mixture, and place chocolate side up on a cooling rack or piece of wax paper. If the chocolate starts to thicken, pop it in the microwave for 10 seconds, stir it up, and continue dipping.

Place the biscotti in the fridge to allow chocolate to harden.

Serve with coffee or hot chocolate.

How do you feel about baking?

For daily mouthwatering baked goods and other treats, make sure to check out Megan’s blog, Delicious Dishings!

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  1. Michelle’s avatar

    Like Meghan, I’m not the biggest baker. But guest posts like this inspire me to do more baking!

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  2. Simply Life’s avatar

    oh this looks incredible!

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  3. Elizabeth’s avatar

    And then you dipped them in more chocolate! That’s literally what went through my head as I read. This is so interesting because when you think of pb in baked goods, you always think soft and chewy, the opposite of biscotti. I’m so curious as to what they taste like.

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  4. Raija’s avatar

    Oh no, those look delicious…and easy! And on a snow day like today…dangerous! Thanks for the post!

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  5. Emily’s avatar

    I had the same reaction as Elizabeth – chocolate dipped?! YES! I tried making biscotti (savory) this fall and was pleasantly surprised how easy it is. These looks great!

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  6. Daisy’s avatar

    these look tasty. Though I’ve never been a huge biscotti fan, anything chocolate and PB will convert me.

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  7. Roxan’s avatar

    Awesome awesome job to Megan for this wonderful guest post. I love peanut butter and chocolate! And biscotti, especially when it’s dipped in said chocolate.

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  8. Megan’s avatar

    Thanks for letting me guest post! Hope you are enjoying your extended stay in Ireland. :)

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  9. Justin’s avatar

    These look amazing. I’ve made biscotti once before, and have been wanting to do it again.

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  10. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

    Chocolate and peanut butter is definitely a winning combo! I also saw the recipe on Blog is the New Black, but haven’t gotten to it yet (so many baking projects, so little time hehe). I do love baking too, but have to admit that I don’t bake as often as I want to :p great post!

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  11. Joanne’s avatar

    Chocolate and PB is like crack to me…these look fantastic!

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  12. MichellePC’s avatar

    I love baking, but definitely don’t do enough of it. And I’m mildly obsessed with the combination of PB and chocolate – so these look absolutely amazing!

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  13. Shannon’s avatar

    those look amazing :)

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  14. Michelle’s avatar

    I am a huge baker and I can’t wait to make these!

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  15. Blog is the New Black’s avatar

    So glad you enjoyed them! Deeeelicious! :)

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  16. Blog is the New Black’s avatar

    So glad you enjoyed them! Deeeelicious!

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  17. Alicia’s avatar

    The combo of chocolate and peanut butter cannot be beat! I love baking, but I can only do it when Rafe’s at the library…..he can’t resist the calories!

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  18. Julia’s avatar

    I made these and they were amazing =) i took them out a little earlier than required so they were a little softer. so yummy with my coffee! thank you!

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