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Decadent Chocolate Cherry Bread

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 27 hr 0 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Looking for a delicious bread recipe? Then check out this baked cherry and chocolate loaf.

Ingredients

1
(16.6-oz.) pkg. date quick bread & muffin mix
1
cup coarsely chopped pecans
1
(10-oz.) jar maraschino cherries, drained, cherries cut in half, reserving liquid
3/4
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
3/4
cup water
1/4
cup cherry-flavored liqueur*
1
tablespoon oil
2
eggs

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour bottom only of 8x4 or 9x5-inch loaf pan. In large bowl, combine all ingredients; stir 50 to 75 strokes with spoon until mix is moistened. Pour batter into greased and floured pan.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. For 8x4-inch pan, bake 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes; for 9x5-inch pan, bake 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  • 3 Wrap loaf tightly in plastic wrap or foil. Refrigerate at least 24 hours. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in freezer for up to 3 months.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour bottom only of 8x4 or 9x5-inch loaf pan. In large bowl, combine all ingredients; stir 50 to 75 strokes with spoon until mix is moistened. Pour batter into greased and floured pan.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. For 8x4-inch pan, bake 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes; for 9x5-inch pan, bake 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  • 3 Wrap loaf tightly in plastic wrap or foil. Refrigerate at least 24 hours. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in freezer for up to 3 months.

Expert Tips

*Two teaspoons almond extract plus 1/4 cup water can be substituted for 1/4 cup cherry-flavored liqueur.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
120mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
23g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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