Mom’s Chocolate Bread
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
Makes1 loaf (12 slices)
- 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon cold butter
- 1 to 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
- 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 375°. For streusel, in a small bowl, mix 3 tablespoons sugar and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Reserve half of the streusel for topping. Stir cinnamon and remaining sugar into remaining streusel.
- Unroll crescent dough into one long rectangle; press perforations to seal. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and cinnamon mixture. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Fold roll in half lengthwise; transfer to a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Brush with butter; sprinkle with reserved streusel.
- Bake until golden brown, 30-35 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 164 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.
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Jan 17, 2019
I have made this recipe 3 times. The first time I made as written so I could probably judge it. After that I made changes which I felt made it much better. I will probably submit the changes as a separate recipe. As written it is just ok... sort of. I ended up drastically reducing the cinnamon (using teaspoons instead of tablespoons), decreasing the cooking temperature to 350, decreasing the amount of chocolate, swapping some sugar for brown sugar, and adding walnuts. I used the can of crescent roll dough that just comes out as a sheet, so I didn't have to press it together. I think this recipe has good bones and, with some changes, we really enjoy it! I highly recommend decreasing the cinnamon at the very least.
Feb 19, 2018
This recipe is pretty good. I like it because it is quick to make and I always have these ingredients on hand. The only problem I had was the bread got to hard and was difficult to slice. So, next time I will lower the temperature. A note to those that complained about the recipe calling for to much cinnamon. The recipe states 1 to 3 TBS. so that is an individual preference. I used 2 TBS. and the flavor was delicious.
Oct 28, 2017
So good :) reminds me of what my mom used to make for Christmas. Ever time I add more cinnamon and I want more! (Can you have too much?) :P
May 1, 2016
I like the combination of cinnamon and chocolate, but I found this bread was too dry. I made a second one and reduced the oven temperature to 350 and baked it less time (25 minutes), and it was a little better.
Feb 18, 2016
Terrible toooo... much cinnamon, usually I double cinnamon in recipes, wish I would have trusted my gut on this and used 3 tsp. instead. Also I wish I would have used mini chocolate chips and cut down to 1/2 cup another thing I usually add extra of.
Feb 16, 2016
Easy and tasty.
Feb 12, 2016
I just made Mom's chocolate bread with my granddaughter because it reminded me of babka. Yes, it's got a lot of chocolate. Yes, it's got a lot of cinnamon. That's what what we loved about this. You can always cut the amounts down but we loved it just the way it's written.
Feb 1, 2016
This was terrible. My husband was the only one of the 4 of us who liked it enough to eat it but he complained that it was weird. I tossed half of it out. I did not add all for the cinnamon sugar mixture that the recipe called for because it was clearly too much. I used about 2/3s of it and it was still way too much.
Feb 1, 2016
The overwhelming chocolate and cinnamon taste in this bread was just too, too much for me and my chocoholic daughter. The taste of the crescent rolls themselves was completely absent due to the filling's dominate taste. IF (a big if) I were to make this again, I'd cut the filling in half so as to enjoy just a tiny bit of the bread texture and taste. Also be aware that it barely rises to fill a loaf pain. Just a so-so recipe in contrast to all the good bread recipes available.
Jan 31, 2016
Guess I did it wrong. Does the rectangle come out with triangles two across and 4 long? Not much to work with to roll up jelly roll style. Mine did not press and stay together and ended up falling apart and just lumped in the pan in a heap.