- 1/3 cup butter, softened to room temperature
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 1/2 t vanilla
- 1 ¾ cups flour
- 2 t baking powder
- ½ cup chocolate chips (I used Nestle Disco chips with edible glitter because..edible glitter)
- ½ cup toffee bits
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 T water
- Lots of food coloring (purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red, in that order)
- 1 cup semisweet chips or melting discs
DirectionsBeat the butter and sugar completely, until smooth. Add in the eggs, and beat again. Then add the vanilla. You can just mix that. Or beat it in, whatever – get out some aggression.
In a second bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl and mix again. Next, stir in the chocolate chips and toffee bits.
Now here comes the messy part.
Split the dough into 6 roughly equal parts. Working one at a time, incorporate the food coloring into each part (one purple, one blue, etc etc). This will make a mess. I put down wax paper which helped, but your hands will probably be dyed rainbow for a little bit.
Next, take your colored pieces and lay them side by side, in the order above. Mush them together a bit to create a loaf, but try to keep the colors distinct from one another.
Put the loaf on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
In a small bowl whisk the egg yolk and water, and brush that mixture over the loaf.
Bake for 20 minutes at 375 or until the loaf is firm, then transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack and let it cool for about 45 minutes (no need to take the loaf off the baking sheets).
Using a serrated bread knife, slice the loaf into pieces about ½-3/4 inch wide. Put the pieces back onto the baking sheet, this time flat on their sides and bake for 15 minutes on each side again at 375 (watch that they don’t burn).
When they’re done, take them out of the oven and move the baking sheet to a wire rack to cool completely. Once again you don’t need to take the slices off the baking sheet.
When they’re completely cooled melt your chips (or disks) and brush the chocolate over the rounded top of each slice. Let that cool and harden, and you’re ready to serve!
(Also, I had this weird edible spray food coloring that I’ve always wanted to try, so I sprayed that on top of the chocolate for a little glitter effect. It’s absolutely not necessary or required, but if you got it, flaunt it! I mean, it’s Pride after all!)