People write off biscotti as a dry and dense pastry, but what else do you expect from a biscuit that means “twice-baked” in Italian? Give biscotti a chance and make them yourself.

Spice these things up with the addition of bacon and chocolate for a sweet and savory twist. These cookies are a cut above your average chocolate chip biscotti and make a great gift that’s sure to impress. Make sure to eat with your favorite cup of coffee or tea.

Chocolate, Almond and Bacon Biscotti

  • Prep Time:20 minutes
  • Cook Time:40 minutes
  • Total Time:60 minutes
  • Servings:12 cookies
  • Medium


  • 1 stick butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 3/4 cup bacon bits
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  • Step 1

    Cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer for 5 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat for another 2 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Add the flour and baking soda and combine with a spatula. After combined, mix in the almonds, a cup of the chocolate chips, and 1/2 cup of the bacon.

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  • Step 3

    Wet your hands with water and form the dough into a flat log on a cookie tray. Bake at 300ºF for 30 minutes.

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  • Step 4

    Let cool for 10 minutes, slice into 1 inch slices, and bake for another 10 minutes or until golden.

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  • Step 5

    In 30 second increments, heat the chocolate in a microwave until melted. Dip the end of each cookie in the chocolate and sprinkle on some bacon. Let cool and eat with your favorite hot beverage.

    Photo by Benjamin Martin