Triple Chocolate Bread

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2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
1½ cups applesauce
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Glaze
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon and 2 teaspoon water
¼ teaspoon vanilla
Dash salt

Heat oven to 350°F. For bread, in a large mixer bowl combine brown sugar and butter. Beat at medium speed until creamy, 1-2 minutes. Scraping bowl often. Add 1 cup melted chocolate chips. and eggs; continue beating until well mixed, 1-2 minutes. Add flour, applesauce, baking powder, baking soda, and vanilla. Reduce speed to low; continue beating, until creamy, 1-2 minutes. Scrape bowl often. By hand, stir in ½ cup chocolate chips. Spoon batter into a loaf pan. Pan should be 2/3 full. You will have some extra to put into muffin tins. Or for smaller loaves divide batter evenly between two loaf pans. I like a high bread, so I only use one loaf pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until top cracks. Muffins will take 15-20 minutes.

For glaze, in a 2-quart saucepan combine chocolate chips, butter, and water. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt until smooth and creamy. Drizzle each warm loaf with glaze.