Low carb chocolate biscotti with a touch of peppermint for a festive holiday treat. Perfect for giving to friends and family. Or for keeping all to yourself. I did!
It’s not the holidays without some sort of chocolate peppermint treat. Okay, so you can actually HAVE the holidays without chocolate peppermint, but they’re not the same. I don’t care if it’s in liquid or solid form, you must really have these two flavours together. They are classic and they are delicious.
So for my part in keeping the holidays festive and bright, I decided to whip up a batch of low carb Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti. My original intention was to sprinkle them with crushed, sugar-free peppermint candies for a truly festive look. But I couldn’t find any at my local grocery store and I was far too impatient to get these biscotti made, photographed and into my mouth. Besides, those “sugar-free” candies are typical made with maltitol or sorbitol, which are almost as bad as real sugar on a poor diabetic’s blood glucose. I would have used them in small enough quantities that the overall carb count would be okay, but I figured that I was better off without them.
Cocoa butter to the rescue! I needed something to jazz up the biscotti so I made peppermint “white chocolate”, aka cocoa butter, sweetener and some peppermint extract. A drizzle of that over each biscotti and now we’re looking a little more festive. Besides, this way I could call them “Triple Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti”, as they contain cocoa powder, melted dark chocolate and white chocolate drizzle.
Hope you love them as much I do (did, because they are all gone now). Dip them in your coffee for a festive low carb start to your day!