Paleo Double Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti

Paleo Double Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti

If you haven't noticed, I'm a complete chocoholic. Lots of people say they're chocoholics, but what they mean is that they really like chocolate and get a hankering for chocolate cake every now and then. They don't know what it means to have a Pinterest board dedicated to logging the types of chocolate you've tried.

Last night over dinner I admitted to having visited two chocolate museums and a chocolate factory. I didn't realize that was such a shocking figure--doesn't everyone re-organize their schedule once learning that they're within an hours drive of a chocolate museum? And who hasn’t read four books about the history of chocolate?

I also chose not to disclose these figures with my classmates last semester, when I got to do a case study on Chocolates El Rey, a premium brand of chocolate out of Venezuela. When I was able to list the retail prices of several El Rey competitors off the top of my head during my class presentation, I admitted to being a chocoholic. My classmates chuckled, but only because they didn't realize how true it actually was. 

If you understand how a real chocoholic's mind works, you probably understand why I had to make these Double Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti almost immediately after making these Paleo Gingerbread Biscotti. It goes something like this: These are crazy good. Just one thing... I'll fill the batter with cocoa and stuff them with chocolate chips! And then I'll really be in love. Sure enough, taking my biscotti recipe and converting it into a chocolate lover's dream really was a genius move. 

Paleo Double Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti

Note: These biscotti are not as hard as a traditional biscotti. They retain a little bit more softness, due to the almond flour and the chocolate chunks. I prefer it that way, they still dip into tea and coffee beautifully, but don’t hurt your teeth!

Paleo Double Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti

Published January 12, 2014 by
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Serves: 12   |    Active Time: 1 hour


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder or tapioca starch
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chunks or chips, plus 2 tablespoons for drizzle on top
  • 1/3 cup shelled unsalted pistachios

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, arrowroot powder, salt, baking soda and cocoa.
    2. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and honey. Fold the wet mixture into the dry. You may need to use a spatula to really work the dough together (or your hands!). Fold in the chocolate chips and pistachios.
    3. Shape the dough into a rectangle (about 1 inch tall, 3 inches wide, and 10 inches long) and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a sil-pat. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
    4. Use a serrated knife to carefully cut the rectangle into strips, 1/2 to 1-inch thick, forming the biscotti. Lay each strip back on the cookie sheet cut side up. Reduce oven to 300°F and bake for 20-30 more minutes, until the cookies begin to turn crisp.
    5. Remove from oven, and allow to cool completely.
    6. Optional: Melt remaining 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, and drizzle over each cookie for decoration.