1.) Preheat the oven 350°F.
2.) In a small bowl, mix together the ground flaxseed, chia seeds, and 1/2 cup of water; this will act as your binder in place of eggs in a typical biscotti recipe. Set aside to thicken.
3.) In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, salt, and chocolate chips. Create a small well in the center to add the wet ingredients.
4.) Add the flax-chia-water mixture, vanilla extract, and almond milk. Mix until completely combined and mixture forms into a large ball of dough. It will hold together but still be somewhat sticky.
5.) On a lightly floured surface, and with flour-dusted hands, shape the dough into a large rectangle (or two small rectangles if you'd rather not work with one big piece of dough) about 3/4 of an inch thick. Transfer to a parchment-lined or greased baking sheet.
6.) Bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool enough to handle. Decrease the oven temperature to 300°F.
7.) Slice the rectangles into 12 biscotti and place back onto the baking sheet. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until a rich golden brown and the biscotti are completely crisp.
8.) Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool.
9.) Once the biscotti are cool enough to work with, melt the dark chocolate and evenly coat the bottoms of each biscotti. The two easiest methods for this are pouring the chocolate in a shallow dish and dipping the biscotti bottoms in, or holding the biscotti over the bowl of melted chocolate and using a spoon to coat the bottoms.
10.) Before the chocolate has completely set, sprinkle sliced almonds onto the chocolate. Allow the chocolate to cool and then enjoy!
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