Triple-Chocolate Quick Bread Recipe
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Triple-Chocolate Quick Bread Recipe

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Every year around this time, I'll make this bread for my family. I've also given it as a homemade gift. It's pretty wrapped in colored foil or put in a tin. —Karen Grimes, Stephens City, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 243 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 273mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein


  1. Ina microwave-safe bowl, melt 1 cup chocolate chips; set aside to cool. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and cooled chocolate; mix well. Add applesauce and vanilla; set aside. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips.
  2. Spoon into four greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks.
  3. For glaze, melt chocolate chips and butter in a small heavy saucepan; stir in cream. Remove from the heat; stir in confectioners' sugar, vanilla and salt. Drizzle over warm breads. Cool completely. Yield: 4 mini-loaves.
Originally published as Triple-Chocolate Quick Bread in Country Woman November/December 1996, p33

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"I added all of the chips to the batter and skipped the glaze. I also added an extra 1/4 cup butter. The bread came out great! These would also make great muffins!"

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"Just made these and they are pretty good. Didn't get to make the frosting, didn't have powdered sugar, and my daughter (helper) fell asleep before they got done baking. I will say they do need some kind of frosting or something. They are just slightly on the dry side. Maybe cause I did a muffins instead of loaves. I reduced the baking time. Anywho, I'll make them again, but with frosting or eat with a glass of milk."

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2012

"I made these as muffins like a previous reviewer did. They were very tasty, but I do agree they were a tad dry. Would definitely add more chocolate chips into the batter tho, as all I had was regular ones."

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2011

"I've made this for church activities and always get requests on the recipe."

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

"My family loves this recipe. I double the recipe and freeze the extra loafs to eat later in the week."

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