Celebrate the holidays with the enjoyable taste of our Chocolate Fruit Bread recipe, featuring a festive blend of flavors from HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate Chips, bananas, mandarin oranges, dried fruits and maraschino cherries. This exquisite bread is perfect for holidays, special occasions, gifting or indulgent holiday breakfasts. Chocolate Fruit Bread delights the tastebuds with a moist, buttery, cake-like texture wrapped around decadent bits of fruit and chocolate. Enjoy freshly baked or toasted with cream cheese or butter for a satisfying breakfast or dessert.
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Heat oven to 350°F. Grease two 8x4x4-inch loaf baking pans.
Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with mashed banana to butter mixture, blending well. Stir in orange segments, chocolate chips, dates and cherries. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans.
Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool; remove from pans. Drizzle tops of loaves with Chocolate Drizzle. Store tightly wrapped.
Chocolate Drizzle: Combine 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and 2 tablespoons whipping cream in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 15 seconds; stir until chips are melted and smooth when stirred. About 1/2 cup drizzle.
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