What’s the Project? This yummy chocolate bread recipe is filled with chocolate, white chocolate, and toffee bits-a perfect festive treat! Plus, add this cute tag and you’ve got a fun neighbor gift idea as well.
I know I am not alone when I say that one of my very favorite Christmas traditions is the holiday baking.
I remember when my first son was just 6 months old, one December evening I put him in his bouncy chair on the kitchen floor, cranked the Christmas tunes and danced around the room while baking “with him.” He was too little to get it at that time but it was my first time getting to be the mom baking Christmas treats with my kids. And now it’s a HUGE tradition in our house.
Bet it is in many of yours too!
Today I am going to share a fun new recipe with you that you can bake for the holidays AND turn into a cute neighbor gift if you want. It’s a chocolate bread recipe with white chocolate chips and toffee bits. It tastes amazing!
Trust me on this. It’s GOOD! (Recipe below.)
But the best part….I’ve made it into a cute neighbor gift idea for Christmas for you. (With a free printable tag for you.) Check it out:
This is going to be very different from the other neighbor gifts they get, right?!
Chocolate Bread Recipe with White Chocolate and Toffee Bits:
Supplies Needed for Gift:
- Mini loaf tins
- Cardstock to print on
- Baker’s Twine or Ribbon
- Recipe ingredients (see recipe below)
(I think these mini loaf tins would also make a fun Christmas gift for a baker!)
They make the cutest little loaves! And work perfectly to make a cute little neighbor gift.
The other option is to get cardboard mini loaf containers. You can bake the bread right into them and then it’s ready to give:
Here’s the recipe (and then we will talk about the tags):
Chocolate Bread Recipe & Neighbor Gift Idea
- 2 C flour
- 1 C cocoa powder
- 3/4 sugar
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 C buttermilk
- 2 eggs beaten
- 2 Tbsp butter melted
- 1/3 C vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 C semi sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 C white chocolate chips
- 3/4 C toffee bits
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix dry ingredients in bowl and set aside.
- Mix buttermilk, eggs, butter, vegetable oil, and vanilla.
- Gently mix in dry ingredients. (Do not over mix.)
- Fold in chocolate chips and toffee bits.
- Pour into mini loaf tins. Fill the tins about 2/3 full. (In my tins this made 5 loaves.)
- Bake for 17-20 minutes.
Neighbor Gift Tags:
Now, want to make it into a cute neighbor gift? I’ve got the cute tags ready for you to print. They say “A Special Treat For While You Are “Loafing” Around This Holiday Season.” Cute and cheesy. Just what a neighbor gift should be right?
Here’s the tag that you can save to your computer and use as needed: (click on it to open it larger, then save to your computer)
Or, here is a PDF that has 6 of them on one sheet if you prefer.
Print Here: Printable “Loafing” Around Tags
Or, if you prefer a more simple tag, I also made this one that says “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!”
Grab it here:
Or here it is in a PDF with 6 tags.
Print Here: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Printable Tags
Let’s talk about packaging it up now.
I hope you enjoy your holiday baking this season and love this chocolate bread recipe!
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Will this work if I use mini aluminum loaf pans? Will I need to grease them?
It should and I would probably lightly grease them.
Debbie B says
I love these, we are hosting a Crazy Christmas Sweater party and have a gifty grabbers game. This will be a fun idea for it.
This recipe looks so yummy. How long do you suggest baking if I do a regular size loaf? I want to try to make this tonight. 🙂
I don’t know. I only did mini
bj gates says
baker’s twine–this item is no longer available at West Elm!! Its a real shame too because its an awesome product!! but I get my twine from http://thetwinery.com/ they have an awesome site with tons of beautiful twines in all colors, perfuct for any craft or wraping!
Niki C says
I made this bread today and I just wanted to let you know that the time it says, to cook, I added another almost 10 minutes to. It was still gooey on the inside. But I love the bread and the little tags. Thank you!
Oh that’s strange! I actually tested this bread out at several different cooking times and the one I posted was the best. The others were dry for me. I guess it probably varies by oven and by the size of your bread pans.
Delicious recipe and equally delicious packaging and presentation. Lovely idea. Thanks for sharing.
Alexis @ Persia Lou says
Love the “loafing around” tag. I’m a sucker for punny stuff like that. I would love it if you linked it up to the Handmade Holiday Link Party! http://persialou.blogspot.com/2013/11/handmade-holiday-link-party.html 🙂
They sell Heath Brand toffee bits in the baking section of the grocery store with the chocolate chips.
This looks so good! Can you tell me what type of toffee bits you used? Do they sell those or just break up a toffee bar of some type?
Sarah @ Bombshell Bling says
I spotted this on Pinterest and it look AH-MAAAA-ZING!!!!
Sue E. says
THANKS for sharing. What a nice, warm idea to share with friends and neighbors!
I love this!!! I always make cookie plates for my neighbors at Christmas, but I think I will make chocolate bread instead. I love the recipe and the gift tags!! Thanks so much!! I’m sure my neighbors will thank you too!!