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Chocolate Caramel Breads

 Chocolate Caramel Breads
Candy bars are the chocolate-caramel surprise in this bread. I invented this braid as a way to make my basic yeast sweet bread recipe a little more decadent.
48 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 48 fun-size Snickers or Milky Way candy bars
  • EGG WASH:
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In
  • a small saucepan, heat the sour cream, water and butter to
  • 120°-130°; add to dry ingredients. Beat on medium speed for
  • 2 minutes. Add eggs and 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes longer. Stir
  • in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down; divide into thirds. On a greased baking sheet, roll
  • out one portion into a 16-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Place 16 candy

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Chocolate Caramel Breads (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • bars lengthwise in two rows down the center third of the rectangle.
  • On each long side, cut 1-in.-wide strips into the center to within
  • 1/2 in. of candy bars. Starting at one end, fold alternating strips
  • at an angle across candy bars. Pinch ends to seal and tuck under.
  • Repeat with remaining dough and candy bars. Cover and let rise until
  • doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Beat egg white and water; brush over braids. Bake at 375° for
  • 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks
  • to cool. Yield: 3 loaves (16 slices each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 132 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 113 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.