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Almond Chocolate Biscotti

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars

"Boxed cake mix makes this biscotti easy to prepare, but the taste and appearance make it memorable. 'I've given neighbors these decadent chocolate-covered delights for the holidays,' writes Ginger Charfield of Muscatine, Iowa."
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1 h servings
Original recipe yields 42 servings


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  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry cake mix, flour, butter, chocolate syrup, eggs and extracts; mix well. Stir in the almonds and miniature chocolate chips. Divide dough in half. On ungreased baking sheets, shape each portion into a 12-in. x 2-in. log.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes o until firm to the touch. Cool for 15 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; carefully cut diagonally with a serrated knife into 1/2-in. slices. Place cut side down on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. In a small heavy saucepan over low heat, melt vanilla chips and shortening. Drizzle over biscotti; let stand until hardened. Store in an airtight container.


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This is a really great and versatile recipe. I was concerned that it would taste too "cake-mix"-y, but it's a really nice flavor. I've since made this with orange cake mix (with orange rind and ...

Most helpful critical review

i'm sorry but this didn't work for me. i found it too sweet for a "biscotti". my hubby loved it so it just goes to show you it's just a question of personal taste.

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This is a really great and versatile recipe. I was concerned that it would taste too "cake-mix"-y, but it's a really nice flavor. I've since made this with orange cake mix (with orange rind and ...

Wonderful recipe- quite easy to make. I doubled the batch, and thank goodness for that. It was a big hit with my friends. I took out the chopped almonds (I'm not a fan) but left the extract. I w...

When I mixed the ingredients up, the dough was so dry it crumbled, so I had to add a little water. I thought the recipe was OK. I should have baked these a little longer than recommended becau...

Having baked biscotti from scratch for many years, this recipe great interested me. I am SO GLAD I tried this recipe. It is wonderful and when I think of all those hours spent measuring out in...

My husband and I love Biscotti and have been buying them at our local bakery for $10 per pound. Now that I'm retired I thought why not save some money and make them myself. When I searched for...

This biscotti was easy to make and came out fantastic. The use of the chocolate cake mix as an ingredient made it taste somewhat like a brownie. Yum!

I thought this recipe was wonderful.It was not dry or crumbly at all and the flavor was great.Tastes just like a brownie.I am currently finding recipes for biscotti for my moms coffee shop and t...

I was skeptical at first and kind of thought I was 'cheating' and that I couldn't say this was real since I used cake mix.'s yummy! And it looks great! I used a german chocolate cake mi...

Yummy, I too was a little worried about this one working out. I did make some changes, toasted pecan's replaced the almonds, I used more like a cup of chocolate chips and did not bother with the...