Star-of-the-East Fruit Bread

Star-of-the-East Fruit Bread

Here's a perfect idea for treating your family or gifting to your friends at the holidays. This delicious Christmas fruit bread recipe features bits of fruit paired with HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate Chips. Dop with a delightful chocolate drizzle and enjoy.

SKILL LEVEL
intermediate

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories310
Calories from Fat120
Total Fat14 g22% DV
Saturated Fat9 g45% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol45 mg15% DV
Sodium180 mg8% DV
Total Carbohydrates49 g16% DV
Dietary Fiber3.0 g12% DV
Sugars34 g
Protein4 g
Vitamin A10% DV
Vitamin C15% DV
Calcium0 mg2% DV
Iron10% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories310
Calories from Fat120
Total Fat14 g22% DV
Saturated Fat9 g45% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol45 mg15% DV
Sodium180 mg8% DV
Total Carbohydrates49 g16% DV
Dietary Fiber3.0 g12% DV
Sugars34 g
Protein4 g
Vitamin A10% DV
Vitamin C15% DV
Calcium0 mg2% DV
Iron10% DV
1 cupsugar
1 teaspoonbaking soda
1/2 cupdates OR Calimyrna figs chopped
1/2 cupbutter or margarine (1 stick) , softened
2 eggs
1 canmandarin orange segments (11 oz.) , well drained
1 cupbanana mashed ripe (about 3 medium)
2 cupsall-purpose flour
1 teaspoonvanilla extract
1/4 teaspoonsalt
1/2 cupmaraschino cherries chopped , well drained
1 cupHERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE (recipe follows)

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease two 8x4x4-inch loaf baking pans.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool; remove from pans. Drizzle tops of loaves with CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE. Store tightly wrapped. 2 loaves. 16 servings.
  • 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.
Ingredients sitting on a table

Our Best Baking Tips

Hershey’s expert bloggers have all the sweet ideas you need to Bake Happy.

Read the Blog
go to top