MAKES: 4 mini loaves. PREP: 15 minutes. BAKE: at 325° for 35 minutes.

Source: Family Circle

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prep:
15 mins
bake:
35 mins at 325°
Yield:
4 mini loaves
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 325°F. Coat four 4-1/2 x 2-1/2 x 2-inch loaf pans with nonstick spray or nonstick spray with flour.

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  • Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in medium-size bowl.

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  • Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until smooth, 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, along with vanilla, beating well after each egg. On low speed, add flour mixture, alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour. Add nuts and 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips. Divide batter evenly among pans, a heaping cup in each.

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  • Bake loaves at 325°F for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let loaves cool in pans on wire rack for 5 minutes. Invert loaves onto rack; remove pans. Cool completely, turning right side up.

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  • Microwave remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips and shortening in a glass bowl on high power for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Spoon a tablespoon on top of each loaf; press in a walnut half. Let stand or refrigerate to harden slightly.

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