Glazed Chocolate Mini Loaves
These mini chocolate quick breads are made doubly delightful with a decorative drizzle of chocolate glaze.
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels, melted
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups apple sauce
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
5 teaspoons water
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease five (5 1/2 x 3-inch) mini loaf pans or aluminum foil pans.
- For Bread: Combine brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy, scraping bowl often. Add 1 cup melted morsels, eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low. Add flour, applesauce, baking powder and baking soda; beat until well mixed. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate morsels by hand. Spoon batter into prepared pans.
- Bake for 35 to 42 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. (Do not remove if using aluminum foil pans.)
- For Glaze: Combine 1/2 cup morsels, 1 tablespoon butter and water in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract. Drizzle over each loaf. Cool completely.
Makes 5 mini loaves.
Variation: Glazed Chocolate Mint Mini Loaves: Omit 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in bread and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in glaze. Add 1/2 teaspoon mint extract to bread and 1/4 teaspoon mint extract to glaze.
Tip: Bread can be frozen unglazed. Remove from freezer; bring to room temperature before glazing.
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