dark chocolate peppermint bread, sliced

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bread

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bread is a festive, chocolaty sweet bread filled with chocolate and mint chips, topped with a peppermint sugar glaze, crushed candy canes and chocolate chips. Perfect for any holiday gathering!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate peppermint, Quick Bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Jaida

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 lg eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1 cup peppermint chips
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-3 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • crushed candy cane pieces and dark chocolate chips, for topping (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a standard loaf pan with cooking spray (I like the kind with flour in it), and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Whisk to combine, and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large bowl if using a hand mixer), cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and mix until just combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed. Add in the yogurt and extracts and mix until combined.
  • With the mixer on low, slowly add in the flour and cocoa mixture. Mix until just combined, scraping down the sides as necessary. Stir in the chocolate and mint chips.
  • Use a spatula to push the batter into the prepared loaf pan, evening out the top as best you can. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean. Set aside to cool.
  • To prepare the glaze, combine the powdered sugar, 1 Tbsp of milk, and peppermint extract in a medium bowl or 4 cup measuring cup. Stir until combined. Add more millk if you'd like to thin the glaze out. Pour over the top of the cooled bread, and top with crushed candy cane pieces and dark chocolate chips. Slice and serve!
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