Biscotti are among my favorite cookies, but they are usually pretty large and hard to break without making a mess. Since I have been working on dropping a few pounds before summer starts, I had been skipping them the past few months. My coffee was lonely.
Lucky for me, Nonni’s recently introduced Biscotti Bites. They are smaller biscotti. For me, they were just the right size. Sometimes I want a little sweet fix, not a big production, just a couple bites. Biscotti Bites are perfect for this. Each one is in the 30-40 calorie range, so one or two with coffee, or as a quick snack won’t be problematic for the waistline.
I liked the Caramel Milk Chocolate variety the best, closely followed by the Almond Dark Chocolate. My daughter also seemed most taken with the Caramel Milk Chocolate bites too. When we got to the Classic Almond flavor, I decided to experiment with using the biscotti to make dessert cups. The biscotti certainly packed more flavor than graham crackers, and added an Italian flair to the resulting dessert. The small size of the Biscotti Bites, enabled me to simply empty the bag into my food processor, to grind them up . I was very happy with the crust, and will be using it again in the future for other desserts too. Ricotta Pie would ROCK with a crust made out of these biscotti!
I filled the cups with homemade vanilla filling and blueberries. Here is the Biscotti dessert cups recipe.
Make sure to enter Nonni’s Biscotti Moments Sweepstakes too. Nonni’s encourages you to take a well deserved break, just like their Facebook page to enter to win a grand prize of a trip to Hollywood, complete with spending cash & a new digital camera. Upload a picture of your “Biscotti Moment”, and maybe you will win one of the weekly prize winners of a Nonni’s Biscotti Gift Basket. Since I get a great deal of satisfaction in a new recipe creation coming out well, this is a Biscotti Moment for me, just as much as relaxing and noshing on a few would be, so that is what I submitted… to each their own right.
I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Nonni’s Biscotti and received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.