M and M biscotti

I love making biscotti. It is so easy to whip up, makes a great dessert or breakfast and is always well received. I found this recipe on Pennies on a Platter and made the candy cane version as well, but this time I swapped out the candy cane pieces for red and green m and m’s.


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
2/3 cup finely crushed m and m’s-I used holiday ones
14 ounces fine quality white chocolate, melted
extra crushed m and m’s to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 350. 
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined – stir in crushed candy.
Evenly divide dough into 4 pieces on a lightly floured surface. Shape each piece into 9″ x 1 1/2″ round log. Place logs 3 inches apart onto parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake until tops are cracked and ends just start to turn light brown, about 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce temperature to 325. Cool logs 10 minutes on cookie sheet.
Cut each log diagonally into 1/2″ slices with sharp serrated knife. (Discard ends, if you want.) Arrange pieces standing up back onto the baking sheet.
Bake until cookies are light golden brown and crisp on both sides, about 12 to 15 minutes. The centers may still be a little soft, but will firm up as they cool. Place onto cool rack and cool completely.
Dip half of each biscotti into melted chocolate – shake off excess. Immediately sprinkle with additional crushed m and m’s and set on a parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet until the chocolate has set.

Make about 4 dozen. 


8 Comments on “M and M biscotti”

  1. foodietwoshoes says:

    Those turned out so pretty!

  2. I love this variation!! Will have to try it! 🙂

  3. ashley says:

    I made these tonight. I’ve always wanted to make biscotti but most have almonds and I’m allergic. I loved them. Thanks for posting this.

  4. Those biscottis turned out nice and good looking. The substitute is perfect! Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays.

  5. Sandra AKA bbscabral says:

    I have been meaning to make this since you told me about your biscottis. I am thinking that I might make them for the holidays.

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