Raw Biscotti

Hi guys <3

How’s your day going?? I’m stoked to bring you a guest post from my lovely twinnie friends, Lori and Michelle. Smile

Can’t wait to try this recipe myself!

Back to the drive and I’ll see ya in the morning!




Hey Fitnessista readers!

We are the twins, Lori and Michelle, from pure2raw. When Gina asked me to do a guest post, I was thrilled and honored. Lori and I have a fun holiday recipe and we hope you like it!!! I know Gina is a big fan of easy and delicious desserts! We had our fair share of desserts while at school together 😉 Lori and I love anything with chocolate, so we got to thinking…pecans are in season and coconut just pairs wonderfully with both…this no-bake chocolate pecan brownie biscotti (now that is a mouthful) was created! We shaped them like a biscotti for fun and because we just love anything resembling a biscotti. It is not dry like a traditional biscotti, but more rich like a brownie without being overly sweet. DSC_0085 Pure2raw recipe: No-bake chocolate pecan biscotti cookies

  • 2 cups pecans (whole pieces)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup

Directions: Place pecans, coconut flakes, cocoa, salt, and cinnamon into food processor, and pulse together to get small crumbs. Then add vanilla, coconut oil, and maple syrup. Pulse till combined. Spread batter onto cookie tray (parchment or wax paper will help prevent sticking) and shape into a biscotti log. Now here you can get creative and shape the dough anyway you like! DSC_0051 Cut into strips. DSC_0054 Place in fridge to set for a few hours. © 2010 Pure2raw DSC_0060 Enjoy as is…or dip them into chocolate and roll in coconut flakes. DSC_0083 No-bake chocolate pecan brownie biscotti make for a wonderful holiday gift 🙂


What is your favorite holiday cookie to make for others? What is your favorite holiday treat? Do you enjoy making new recipes every year or stick to tried and true recipes? Thank you again Gina for allowing us to share this recipe with you and your readers!!! We hope everyone enjoys our recipe 🙂 Happy holidays from our kitchen to yours. Stop by and say hello sometime!

Lori and Michelle

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  1. Heather (Heather's Dish) on December 8, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    oh yum…i’ll take the ones dipped in chocolate and rolled in coconut please and thank you!

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on December 8, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    These look so delish! I rarely like biscotti because it tends to be dry, but this looks unreal.

  3. Caree @ Fit-Mama! on December 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    I always make the traditional cut out sugar cookies and decorate them every year but I like to try new recipes as well. So I am looking to make something extremely yummy this year! These look awesome!

  4. Cassidy @ takingmyplace on December 8, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Yay, some vegan holiday cookies- it’s been hard for me to find good recipes and these look amazing! I love making sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies since I love decorating them!

  5. dynamics on December 8, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I love making my traditional recipes but always like to try new recipes. Maybe this is why my traditional list of recipes keeps getting bigger and bigger. Looks like the above recipe will be added to the list. Thank you.

  6. nicole on December 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Yum, I just made some chocolate biscotti at a class I took on Sunday, but these look phenomenal! I bet you don’t have the problem of them crumbling so easily and they look adorable all wrapped up!

  7. Allison @ Food For Healing on December 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Ooo those look awesome!!!thanks for sharing

    Gina – hope your still having a wonderful roadtrip with the madre!

  8. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) on December 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Oh yum, these look amazing! Love that you don’t have to bake them! Looks super easy to make!

  9. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) on December 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    These look awesome! As do all your recipes, Lori & Michelle! You know I am a huge fan and supporter of yours (and Gina’s!) and it’s awesome to see you posting here 🙂

    I can hardly make the same thing twice (just too many NEW things I always want to make) so I mix up things from year to year, for sure.

  10. Sara on December 8, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Those look AMAZING! Sending lots of positive thoughts your way Gina. I know this hasn’t been the easiest holiday season but as always you handle everything with grace and fearlessness. Epic combo, lady 🙂

  11. Katy @ A Healthy Shot on December 8, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    These look awesome! My grandma makes almond biscotti that I’m in love with, but chocolate would be great!

    Hope you’re having fun on the road trip Gina 🙂

  12. Sarra on December 8, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Such a brilliant recipe; simple yet amazing!! Can’t wait to try this!! 🙂

  13. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on December 8, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I am so making these!!

  14. Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) on December 8, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Yum, this sounds and looks absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to try it for myself!

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  16. LisaG on December 8, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    I will take chocolate anyway anyhow! Sign me up for these. Hope u 2 r safe & sound for the night.

  17. Clare @ Fitting It All In on December 8, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I’ve never tried a raw dessert but those look delicious and I love the way you presented them. I’m getting so many good ideas for Holiday gifts!

  18. Christin@purplebirdblog on December 8, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Oooo sounds wonderful! Can you ship some to Texas? 🙂

  19. Kiran on December 8, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Omg! I love biscotti and this is such a simple recipe 🙂 thanks Lori & Michelle!

  20. Beth on December 8, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    These look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

  21. Joanna@drizzle of sunshine on December 8, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    These look sooo good! Nice touch with the coconut flakes. I really LOVE desserts at Christmas time. My hubby makes a mean Chocolate chip cookie this time of year for everyone. That’s our go-to treat gift. BUT, this year I will be making Almond Roca…::crosses fingers::

  22. salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on December 8, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    omg yumm!!!

  23. Casey on December 8, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Mmm these look wonderful! I am going to make them with carob. Thanks ladies!!

  24. Namaste Gurl on December 9, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Amazing– when I have me some free time, this recipe is SOOOO being accomplished!! 🙂

  25. Hotchick on December 9, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Gina-super cute top!! Where did you get it?

  26. Tamara on December 9, 2010 at 2:20 am

    I made these tonight to give to my child’s Teacher! And well….there is only 1 left!! They were “that” incredibly yummy.

    Bravo twins!!!

  27. Little Bookworm on December 9, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Fantastic guest post, the Biscotti look amazing!

  28. Maya on December 9, 2010 at 7:33 am

    I LOVE how this recipe doesn’t require a dehydrator! I totally thought it would when I first saw it. They look beautiful and I’d love to try the recipe!

  29. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on December 9, 2010 at 9:25 am

    This recipe sounds delicious! I tried to make biscotti last week but it turned out to be super hard and really bland tasting – even though it did look quite pretty! Gonna try this one for sure. 🙂

  30. jenna on December 9, 2010 at 9:56 am

    i loved this guest post!! this biscotti looks amazing!

  31. Teri [a foodie stays fit] on December 9, 2010 at 10:10 am

    these sounds delicious! And conveniently, I think have everything on hand to make them! 🙂

  32. julie @ rocks and roads on December 9, 2010 at 10:12 am

    omg… this looks ridiculously good. i’m going to the store to get ingredients ASAP!

  33. Laura J. on December 9, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Definitely going to have to give these a try! They look so decadent!

  34. hihorosie on December 9, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Looks great girlies! Great shots and beautiful presentation. Your recipe combines many of my favorite ingredients!

  35. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on December 9, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Ooh, I love the idea of dipping them in chocolate and coconut! 😀

    Last year I gave my friends little goodie bags of gingerbread, shortbread, and sugar cookies. These would make an amazing addition to their gifts!

  36. Carrie Symes on December 17, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Mmmmmm….. they look sooo goood!!! I might just have to try them!

  37. lindsay on December 20, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    the biscotti looks delicious!! i am going to make them for my friends at work- if i want to give them on thursday, how soon do you think i can make them so they’ll be fresh??

    • Fitnessista on December 20, 2010 at 10:03 pm

      i’d do the day before- they’ll be perfect

  38. Teri [a foodie stays fit] on June 18, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I just made these. These were so simple and quick to make and soooo delicious!!

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