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Chile Mango Chocolate Biscotti

@iAmJeshuaV for CraftyChica.com

This biscotti recipe is for those who want a spicy kick in their sweets this season! There’s nothing like the holidays and cool weather to get me into the mood to get carb-y and sugar-y. Hey, every once in awhile we can treat ourselves, right? I went through an old cookbook my mom had and I found a recipe for a traditional Italian almond biscotti. This is, like, a legit recipe. I even had to convert the measurements from metric to American standard (ughhh… curse you 5th grade mathematics!!)

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…but of course because I don’t want anything in my life to be easy I decided to modify the recipe to give it a bit of a Latin kick by adding two of my favorite treats: Dried chile-mango pieces and Abuelita chocolate.

Chile Mango Chocolate Biscotti

It came out pretty delicious and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Here is what you will need:

Chile Mango Chocolate Biscotti

2 1/4 cups flour

1/4 cup dark cocoa powder

1/4 cup ground Abuelita chocolate

1 tsp. baking powder

1 1/3 cups sugar

3 large eggs

3 egg yolks

1 tbsp. pure almond extract

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3/4 cup chopped blanched almonds

3/4 cup chopped dried chili-mango

 

How to make them!

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.

Toast your almonds on a baking sheet for about 10 minutes or until golden, then set aside to cool.

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Ground Abuelita chocolate

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Smokey dark cocoa powder

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa, chocolate,baking powder and sugar until it is a uniform color.chili-mango-biscotti-dry-ingredients

In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, yolks, vanilla and almond extract. Add wet mix to dry and stir until the dough comes together, about 2 minutes. You may want to use your hands for this part to really work the dough together but just a warning, this dough is SUPER sticky!! chili-mango-biscotti-dough

Next, add in the chili-mango pieces and the toasted almonds and work until completely incorporated.  chili-almond-dough

Place a piece of parchment onto a baking sheet and place the dough onto the sheet. Form the dough into a log shape and place in the oven to bake for 25 minutes then remove. Allow your biscotti log to cool for 5 minutes. Using a sharp bread knife, cut the biscotti log on a slight diagonal into pieces about 1/2-inch thick.

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Lower the heat to 300 degrees, then return the biscotti to a baking sheet, just a little bit apart from each other, and place in oven. IMG_5666

Bake for an additional 20 minutes (flipping the biscotti halfway through ) until crisp and dry.IMG_5676

Allow the biscotti to cool and dry and then you are ready to enjoy this spicy sweet dessert with a cup of cafecito or a hot mug of atole.

Stay warm and happy!

Provecho

Jeshua <3

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More food and recipes by Jeshua Viveiros of IAmJeshaV.

Peace, love and glitter!
Kathy 🙂