Need a warm way to start the day or a nostalgic gift for neighbors during the holiday season? Try this easy homemade date loaf. It's packed full of toasted walnuts, chewy dates and sweet HERSHEY'S Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolates. It's just as good for breakfast as it is with a dollop of whipped cream for dessert.
Pour water over dates in medium bowl; let stand 15 minutes.
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease four 3-1/4x5-3/4x2-1/4-inch foil miniature loaf pans.
Beat sugar, egg, oil and vanilla in large bowl on high speed of mixer 3 minutes. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with dates to egg mixture, beating until blended. Stir in walnuts and small chocolate chips. Pour about 1-1/4 cups batter into each prepared pan.
Add a drizzle of powdered sugar mixed with enough milk to get desired thickness.
Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.