Chocolate Pistachio Bread

Love chocolate? Indulge one sweet and nutty slice at a time.

Yield

24 servings

Ingredients

2/3 cup granulated (white) sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pistachio nuts
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
decorator sugar crystals, if desired

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease bottom only of a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with shortening or baking spray with flour.

In large bowl, mix granulated sugar, butter, milk and egg until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredients except sugar crystals. Pour into pan. Sprinkle with sugar crystals.

Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaf from pan; remove from pan to wire cooling rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 55 minutes
Cool Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Variation

Chocolate-Walnut Bread: Chopped walnuts can be substituted for the pistachio nuts.

Storage

After cooling, wrap loaves tightly and store them in the fridge up to a week or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 150 (Calories from Fat 70), Total Fat 8 g (Saturated Fat 3 1/2 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 20 mg; Sodium 100 mg; Total Carbohydrate 16 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 8 g), Protein 3 g; Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 1

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