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 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:
Chocolate Bread with White Chocolate and Toffee Bits Recipe (& Neighbor Gift Idea):
Supplies Needed for Gift:
(I think they would also make a fun Christmas gift for a baker!)
They make the cutest little loaves! And work perfect to make a cute little neighbor gift.
The other option is to get these cardboard mini loaf containers from West Elm. 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):
- 2 C flour
- 1 C cocoa powder
- ¾ sugar
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1¼ C buttermilk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 Tbsp butter, melted
- ⅓ C vegetable oil
- 1½ tsp vanilla
- ¾ C semi sweet chocolate chips
- ¾ C white chocolate chips
- ¾ 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 ⅔ full. (In my tins this made 5 loaves.)
- Bake for 17-20 minutes.
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. 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: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Printable Tags
Let’s talk about packaging it up now.
I mentioned the paper bakeware loaf pan option which is so cute and so easy! Or, wrap it in brown paper or cellophane and then use ribbon or, my favorite, baker’s twine to package it up! Get this at West Elm too:
One other fun option-make it in a bundt: (paperware bundt pans)
I hope you enjoy your holiday baking this season!
What’s your favorite holiday tradition?!