Years ago, I received this recipe via an e-mail from my friend Mary M. and it’s dated the day before my second child, Isabella, was born. I have been making this biscotti every year at Christmas time for the past 12 years. I know that it’s a little early for Christmas baking and summer hasn’t quite succumbed to Fall, but I had a very good reason for making this biscotti. Besides, it’s so good, I should definitely make it more than once a year.
Recently I received another offer for a prize package from MyBlogSpark. This time, the main focus of the give-away was Box-Tops for Education. In case you are not familiar with the Box-Tops program – there are several pre-packaged products that have a Box-Top for education logo printed on the package. Just as many schools do, the school that my children attend participates in this program so we cut the box-tops off the packages, turn them into the school, and the school receives 10 cents for each one. I am always surprised at how many box-tops we are able to collect since I don’t typically purchase a lot of pre-packaged foods. Initially I was hesitant about sharing this giveaway with you because it included a box of brownie mix and I almost always back from scratch. But, then I remembered that I ALWAYS make this recipe using a boxed brownie mix. “I love light-bulb moments!” Anyway, I’ve used many different brands of brownie mixes and the biscotti always tastes great, but from now on, I just may use Betty Crocker Brownie mix since it’s the only brand in the baking aisle with Box Tops. I am thankful that this giveaway reminded me of this recipe and am excited to share it with you.
Brownie Alpine Biscotti ~ yields 2 1/2 dozen
- 1 pkg brownie mix (13″ x 9″)
- 3/4 c ground almonds
- 1/2 c flour
- 3/4 tsp. baking powder
- (optional: add 1/2-1 cup white chocolate chips)
- 1 egg plus 3 egg whites
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1/4c slice almonds ~ optional
- 3 oz. or leftover white chocolate ~ optional
In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. – set aside
In a small bowl whisk the eggs and extract. Add to the brownie mixture until combined; the batter will be very thick & sticky. You’ll be dividing the batter/dough into thirds. On a silpat lined (or greased) baking sheet, using greased hands/fingers shape each portion into 7″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles. Bake at 350 for 24 minutes.
Remove from the oven; cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; using a serrated knife, cut diagonally into 3/4″ slices.
Place the cut side down on to the silpat lined or greased sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes until firm. Cool on wire racks. If desired, sprinkle with sliced almonds and drizzle with white chocolate. Let stand until chocolate is completely set. Store in an airtight container.
Source: unknown – I received the recipe from my friend Mary M.
“Disclosure: The Betty Crocker products, information, and giveaway have been provided by Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark”, is open to U.S. residents, and includes some fun cup-caked themed items: (mine included a box of Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate Brownie mix, pictured, so that may be included as well.)
- Cupcake iclips (hand for bookmarking recipes)
- Cupcake bag (the little brown cupcake looking item in the corner – there’s bag folded up in there)
- Cupcake notepads (for listing ingredients that you need to buy)
- Box Tops for Education pencils (for making your ingredient shopping list)
- Neoprene Lunch Sack (for sending your treats to school with your kids or for packing your own lunch)
These items would also make at thoughtful donation to a shelter, a school or a local food pantry.
To enter the giveaway leave a comment below sharing which of your favorite Betty Crocker dessert mixes you plan to purchase to collect the Box Tops and help your local schools or how Box Tops for Education might help improve your child´s school. The contest ends on Sunday, September 18th at 9pm PST. The winner will be selected from the list of comments received using the plug-in “And the Winner Is”. Good Luck!!
The opinions expressed in this blog are my personal opinion as well as the recipe. I did not receive compensation and the prize package was given to me unconditionally. I chose to share the Box Tops for Education Program with my readers because it is a program that my family has been participating/supporting for many years.
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Congratulations to Lori who said,
“I love Biscotti of almost any kind, cant wait to try this one !!! My kids are in high school now and they don’t collect boxtops but we save them for a friend who has little ones and they use them at their school along with our “bonus card” from a local store that is
connected to their school. My kids still love Betty Crocker brownies and we make them every week so collecting the box tops isn’t a problem here, lol. Can’t wait to use a box to try this recipe!!!”