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Chocolate Mini Loaves

 Chocolate Mini Loaves
The moist texture of these mini loaves resembles a pound cake. Each bite is rich and succulent, making this perfect for dessert as well as snacking.
30 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups applesauce
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 5 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Dash salt

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the melted chocolate chips, eggs and vanilla. Combine the
  • flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture
  • alternately with applesauce just until moistened. Fold in miniature
  • chips.

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Chocolate Mini Loaves (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Divide batter among five greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans,
  • about 1 cup in each. Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until a
  • toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10
  • minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For glaze, combine the chocolate chips, butter and water in a
  • saucepan; cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in confectioners' sugar, vanilla and salt
  • until smooth. Drizzle over cooled loaves. Yield: 5 mini loaves (6
  • slices each).
Editor's Note: Two 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans may be used; bake for 50-55 minutes.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 191 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 123 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.