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Pretty Packaging: Chocolate Peppermint Loaf

Hello Friends! Are you in full-on baking mode? I am! I really enjoy baking during the holidays… especially when it's something sweet!
Chocolate Peppermint Loaf - Yesterday on Tuesday #peppermint #dessert
This year, I got the chance to make my confections look even better with some pretty packaging from Martha Stewart Crafts.
Chocolate Peppermint Loaf - Yesterday on Tuesday #peppermint #dessert #marthastewartcrafts
The Martha Stewart Crafts Doily Lace Loaf bakeable trays package comes with 6 trays, labels and ribbon… so it's a cinch to take your homemade treats to the next level.
Chocolate Peppermint Loaf - Yesterday on Tuesday #marthastewartcrafts
Being a peppermint lover, I decided to create a recipe for a Chocolate Peppermint Loaf that would satisy my sweet tooth (and my friend Julie's chocolate habit).
Chocolate Peppermint Loaf - Yesterday on Tuesday #peppermint #dessert
Chocolate Peppermint Loaf (makes 5 small loaves)
Ingredients:  2 1/4 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey's), 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 cups milk, 1 cup vegetable oil, 3 large eggs, 1 teaspoon peppermint extract, 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, 1 cup finely smashed candy cane plus more candy cane pieces for garnish.
Chocolate Peppermint Loaf - Yesterday on Tuesday #peppermint #dessert
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
2. Spray cooking spray in 5 small bakeable trays
3. Combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips– gently fold them in last
4. Spoon batter into bakeable trays and place on middle rack of the oven
5. Bake for 1 hour (then check to see if loaves are done with the old toothpick trick). Let loaves bake until toothpick comes out clean. After removing from oven, sprinkle candy cane bits on top.
Chocolate Peppermint Loaf - Yesterday on Tuesday #peppermint #dessert
After the loaves cool off, you can package them up in a jiffy! I loved that I could bake right in these festive trays which did fabulously in the oven. It was so nice to have the matching labels and ribbon too… no hunting around for anything!
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  1. That loaf looks delicious … and I love the pretty packaging!

  2. I love how simple the packaging is in 1 complete set. I am such a huge Martha fan.

  3. Oh My, that looks so very good… I think I saw a Tag with my name written on it :)

  4. looks so festive!
    hope you will find a moment to stop by and enter a giveaway i am hosting for followers (i hope you win!):
    happy weekend to you!

  5. All at once beautiful and delicious!

  6. I am so making these loafs ~ I haven’t seen this recipe before. Beautiful, too! Pinning so I always have the recipe at my fingertips =)
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    ~Wildly Original link party is open.

  7. I had no idea bake-able trays existed! You had me at peppermint…thanks for sharing the delicious recipe and pretty packaging :)

  8. This looks soooooooooooooooo good, Malia! Definitely pinning this one!

  9. Oh, Malia, this sounds delish and looks so adorable!! Adding this to my holiday baking list. :)

  10. So YUMMY and so gorgeous!!!!! : ) Going to give this one a try this holiday season!!!! You are rockin the holidays my friend with over the top creativity! hugs…

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