Festive Holiday Treats – Chocolate Dipped Biscotti

There’s so much to do during the holidays that sometimes it’s great to have a few shortcuts up your sleeve. One of those shortcuts is dressing up store bought items to make them more gift worthy or party worthy, like these ‘Deck the Halls’ Biscotti from Dove chocolates. I teamed up with the brand to make these chocolate dipped treats and I think they make fantastic teachers gifts, hostess gifts, or any time you just want a treat during the chaos of the season.

It’s easy to dress up store bought biscotti by using melted chocolate and m&m’s.  I’m a big fan of dark chocolate and did you know that dark chocolate that is 70% cacao is actually GOOD for you?!  Yep – it has antioxidants!  That’s why I like using the 71% cacao dark chocolate Dove bars for this project.  Adding in a few of the dark chocolate Dove Promises gives extra smoothness, and the M&M’s are the perfect topping to add a festive look.  Get the recipe below and whip up a batch.  It only took minutes to prepare and the kids loved getting involved!

Deck The Halls Biscotti

  • 1 3/4 cups DOVE® Brand Milk or Dark Chocolate
  • 16 of your favorite biscotti
  • ¾ cup M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies
  • 2 baking sheets
  • Parchment or Wax paper

Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until chocolate is 3/4 melted. Remove from water and continue stirring until all the chocolate has melted.

Using a table knife, spread half the biscotti with the DOVE® Brand Milk or Dark Chocolate and set it on the baking sheet lined with Reynolds® Parchment {or wax} Paper. Sprinkle with M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies and set aside until the chocolate hardens.

Wrap up your prepared biscotti in cute little striped bags {like I did here}, cellophane bags, or stand them in a pretty jar or mug to give as a gift. Enjoy them with hot coffee, cocoa, milk, or even a glass of sweet white or red wine.


Click to sweeten the holidays with Silky Smooth Dove Chocolate.  What’s your favorite shortcut for the holidays?  Leave a comment and let us know.

Have a great day!

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Mars via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Mars.

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

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  1. Chris, this is an excellent suggestion for a coffee break in these holidays. Loved it! Your site is absolutely inspiring!

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