Chocolate Star Bread

Chocolate Star Bread is one of the best holiday treats! Layers of tender Rhode’s White Bread with ribbons of chocolate spread. It’s sliced and twisted into a festive star shape then brushed with an egg wash and baked to perfection. The finishing touch is a sprinkling of snow like powdered sugar!

Christmas sweets are so fun to make this time of year. If you looking for some fun recipes I know you will love my Christmas Magic Cookie Cars. My oldest son is a huge fan of peppermint so I love to make these Peppermint Bark Cookies. Speaking of favorites, my husband loves eggnog so I was fun to put a twist on it with my Holiday Eggnog Pie.

Christmas Chocolate Star Bread dusted with powdered sugar.

Snowflake Pull-Apart Bread

Ever since I saw Star Bread or Snowflake Pull-Apart Bread online a few years ago, I knew I had to make it.

Christmas Chocolate Star Bread

With all of the recipes I researched they called for a homemade enriched dough. I have experience making bread, but I know not everyone does. It can be intimidating and seem overwhelming.

This is why I thought it would be a fabulous idea to use my favorite frozen dough from Rhodes! I always have it on hand in my freezer and it works perfectly in this recipe.

Rolled out bread dough

How To Make Star Bread

  • Place two frozen Rhodes White Loaves on a large plate to thaw for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly flour a large piece of parchment paper.
  • Cut each loaf in half lengthwise.
  • Roll one half out on parchment paper into a 12″ circle.
  • Spread 1/4 cup of chocolate spread in even layer over the dough circle.
  • Repeat two more times.
  • Roll out the last dough half and place it on top and gently press down on the layers.
  • Mark a 3″ circle in the center using a cookie cutter or small bowl and pressing down.
  • Using a sharp knife cut the layered circle into 4 equal parts.
  • Then cut those equal parts in half, then those halves in half.
  • You will end up with 16 equal parts.
  • Take two sections side by side and twist them each away from each other three times.
  • Pinch together the ends until they make a point.
  • Repeat with the remaining sections.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the egg and water together until well combined.
  • Brush a thin layer of the egg wash over the entire dough star.
Star Bread being brushed with egg wash.
  • Using the parchment paper, transfer to a large baking sheet.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
  • Let it cool for 10 minutes then dust the entire star with powdered sugar.
  • Serve.
Use freezer bread loaves to create Star Bread.

This recipe is pretty versatile. You could serve it for a Christmas brunch or as a dessert along side some hot chocolate. It would even be fun to make for breakfast Christmas morning!

Chocolate Star Bread being sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Christmas Star Bread with chocolate and powdered sugar

You know I love to share some of my other favorite holiday recipes with you!

Chocolate Star Bread Recipe

Chocolate Star Bread

Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
Chocolate Star Bread is one of the best holiday treats! Layers of tender bread with ribbons of Nutella and baked to perfection.
4.46 from 11 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, Breakfast, brunch, Chocolate, Christmas, Holiday, nutella
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 30 minutes
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Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 loaves Frozen Rhodes White Bread
  • 3/4 cup Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (Like Nutella)
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 TBSP Water

Instructions

  • Place two frozen Rhodes White Loaves on a large plate to thaw for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly flour a large piece of parchment paper.
  • Cut each loaf in half lengthwise.
  • Roll one half out on parchment paper into a 12" circle.
  • Spread 1/4 cup of chocolate spread in even layer over the dough circle.
  • Repeat two more times.
  • Roll out the last dough half and place it on top and gently press down on the layers.
  • Mark a 3" circle in the center using a cookie cutter or small bowl and pressing down.
  • Using a sharp knife cut the layered circle into 4 equal parts.
  • Then cut those equal parts in half, then those halves in half.
  • You will end up with 16 equal parts.
  • Take two sections side by side and twist them each away from each other three times.
  • Pinch together the ends until they make a point.
  • Repeat with the remaining sections.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the egg and water together until well combined.
  • Brush a thin layer of the egg wash over the entire dough star.
  • Using the parchment paper, transfer to a large baking sheet.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
  • Let it cool for 10 minutes then dust the entire star with powdered sugar.
  • Serve.
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  • Merideth
    November 12, 2020 at 11:34 am

    5 stars
    That looks amazing! Do you think it’d work with cinnamon sugar too? Can’t wait to try it!!

    • Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
      November 12, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      Oh for sure it would work with cinnamon sugar! And thank you!!

  • Donna
    November 17, 2020 at 8:10 am

    I want to try this but don’t know what you mean by “chocolate spread”. Could you give me an example?

    • Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
      November 17, 2020 at 10:50 pm

      I just updated it. I mean something like Nutella.

  • Lisa Lepera
    November 17, 2020 at 9:56 am

    What type of chocolate spread do you use? Do you make it?

    • Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
      November 17, 2020 at 10:51 pm

      No, it’s Nutella or I know Hershey’s has a chocolate spread. They are usually in the same grocery isle as the peanut butter.

  • Gina
    November 17, 2020 at 11:44 am

    What is chocolate spread? Like Nutella?

    • Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
      November 17, 2020 at 10:51 pm

      Yes, like Nutella!

  • Katrina
    November 18, 2020 at 8:28 am

    This really is a show stopper!

    • Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
      November 20, 2020 at 11:45 pm

      Thank you so much, Katrina!

  • Haeley @ Design Improvised
    November 18, 2020 at 8:43 am

    This is so beautiful and looks easy enough to do! My daughters love Nutella so I am going to try making this on Christmas morning!

    • Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
      November 20, 2020 at 11:45 pm

      They are going to love it!!

  • Jodie Kammerer
    November 18, 2020 at 11:27 am

    5 stars
    Wow! This looks like it belongs on the Great British Baking Show, and I mean that in the best way! I want to make this in the worst way. I hope it turns out as beautiful as yours!

    • Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
      November 20, 2020 at 11:45 pm

      You are so so kind! I know yours will be fabulous!

  • Des
    November 19, 2020 at 10:48 am

    This is absolutely gorgeous!! How perfect would it be on a holiday table. Love!

    • Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
      November 20, 2020 at 11:44 pm

      Thank you so much!!

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