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Chocolate Peppermint Bread Recipe

This rich Chocolate Peppermint Bread is perfect for the holiday with chocolate ganache topped with crushed candy canes.

Chocolate Peppermint Bread Recipe

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Chocolate Peppermint Bread Recipe

Two of my favorite things mixed in one bread makes for an awesome dessert bread, Chocolate and peppermint. This is an easy Christmas bread that can be served for dessert or breakfast. 

There are always candy canes around the house so whether you want to crush your own or buy them already crushed is totally up to you. This rich Chocolate Peppermint Bread is perfect for the holiday with chocolate ganache topped with crushed candy canes.

Chocolate Peppermint Bread Recipe

Makes 1 loaf

Chocolate Peppermint Loaf Ingredients

  • Unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Fat free sour cream
  • Flour
  • Hershey cocoa powder
  • Baking powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Hershey semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Peppermint extract
  • Crushed candy canes

Chocolate Ganache

  • Hershey semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Peppermint extract
  • Crushed candy canes
  • **For exact amounts, please see recipe card below.

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How to Make Peppermint Chocolate Bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with pam spray and set aside.

Using a standing mixer, mix the butter and sugar together until combined.

Add in the eggs and sour cream and mix until combined.

Chocolate Peppermint Bread Recipe

In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix using a whisk.

Chocolate Peppermint Bread Recipe

Gradually add in the dry ingredients and continue to mix on low speed until combined.

Mix in the chocolate chips, crushed candy canes and peppermint extract.

Chocolate Peppermint Bread Recipe

Batter will be thick so don’t worry!

Chocolate Peppermint Bread Recipe

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes. You don’t have to line the pan with parchment paper like I did. That’s just a personal preference.

Chocolate Peppermint Bread Recipe

Place loaf pan onto a wire rack and let it cool for 30 minutes before taking the loaf out of the pan.

10 minutes before the 30 minutes is up, make the chocolate ganache.

Pour chocolate chips into a small bowl.

Using a small pot, heat up the heavy whipping cream until it starts to boil.

Once slightly boiling, pour heavy whipping cream over chocolate chips and mix using a whisk until smooth.

chocolate ganache

Pour chocolate ganache over loaf and sprinkle with crushed candy canes!

Enjoy!

Chocolate Peppermint Bread Recipe

 

Yield: 1

Chocolate Peppermint Bread Recipe

Chocolate Peppermint Bread Recipe

This rich Chocolate Peppermint Bread is perfect for the holiday with chocolate ganache topped with crushed candy canes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • Unsalted sweet cream butter, softened - 1/2 C
  • Sugar - 1 C
  • 2 large eggs
  • Fat free sour cream - 1 C  
  • Flour 1 3/4 C
  • Hershey cocoa powder 1/2 C
  • Baking powder 1 tsp
  • Kosher salt 1 tsp
  • Hershey semi sweet chocolate chips 1/2 C
  • Peppermint extract 1 tsp
  • Crushed candy canes 1/2 C

Chocolate Ganache

  • Hershey semi sweet chocolate chips 1 1/3 C
  • Heavy whipping cream 1/2 C
  • Peppermint extract 1/2 tsp
  • 1 C crushed candy canes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with pam spray and set aside.
  2. Using a standing mixer, mix the butter and sugar together until combined.
  3. Add in the eggs and sour cream and mix until combined.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix using a whisk.
  5. Gradually add in the dry ingredients and continue to mix on low speed until combined.
  6. Mix in the chocolate chips, crushed candy canes and peppermint extract.
  7. Batter will be thick so don't worry!
  8. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes.
  9. Place loaf pan onto a wire rack and let it cool for 30 minutes before taking the loaf out of the pan.
  10. 10 minutes before the 30 minutes is up, make the chocolate ganache.
  11. Pour chocolate chips into a small bowl.
  12. Using a small pot, heat up the heavy whipping cream until it starts to boil.
  13. Once slightly boiling, pour heavy whipping cream over chocolate chips and mix using a whisk until smooth.
  14. Pour chocolate ganache over loaf and sprinkle with crushed candy canes!
  15. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 527Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 374mgCarbohydrates: 80gFiber: 1gSugar: 51gProtein: 7g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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