Mom’s Chocolate Bread

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


1 loaf (12 pieces)

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
My mom made this divine chocolaty bread for holidays or at special request. I always think of my family when I smell it baking. —Rachel Rhodes, Princeton, North Carolina
Mom's Chocolate Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. For streusel, in a small bowl, mix 3 tablespoons sugar and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Reserve half the streusel for topping. Stir cinnamon and remaining sugar into remaining streusel.
  2. Unroll crescent dough into a 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.
  3. Bake until golden brown, 30-35 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 164 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.