This Cadbury Pumpkin Bread takes even the most delicious of pumpkin breads to a new level with the addition of Caramilk and Crispy Crunch chocolate bars!
I came late to the ‘pumpkin party’ this year. I was in the Azores at Thanksgiving and since I have yet to see a turkey in the Azores we celebrated ‘Oktoberfest’ instead.
So, forgive me if you are ‘pumpkin-ed’ out. I was wanting to have my pumpkin fix and was dreaming of pumpkin pie (my favourite pie is a toss up between pumpkin and peach), pumpkin bread…pretty much pumpkin anything.
I like the idea of rolled oats in my pumpkin bread because it adds a bit of fiber and texture. And I like the idea of a streusel type topping. So I borrowed from a couple of different recipes and then it struck me…
What a great way to use up some leftover Hallowe’en candy!
I am never quite sure what to expect at Hallowe’en. The number of trick or treaters I get varies with the weather, what day of the week Hallowe’en falls on and I don’t know what else. So I prepare for 50 ish or so.
This year I had 10…..which left me with about 50 tiny Cadbury chocolate bars left over. It is never a problem to get rid of them but I have become very aware that Hallowe’en left over candy kicks of a sweet tooth ritual that extends to Christmas and ends with a New Years resolution to stop eating chocolate every day.
It seems no sooner than we finish off the Hallowe’en treats, Costco comes out with all their yummy truffles and Christmas cookies and candies.
So I thought… at least if I put some of the Hallowe’en candy bars in my baking there would be some other ingredients to hopefully slow down the sugar rush that would send me prowling for my next sugar fix.
While this pumpkin bread is still pretty decadent and delicious I am counting it as a bit higher on the nutrition scale than a straight chocolate bar. (I am going to stick with that….)
I chose to crumble Caramilk squares in the cake body and crumbled Crispy Crunch bars over the topping.
This quick bread would be delicious without the addition of candy bars but they do add a certain level of decadence!
When you see the amount of streusel for the topping you may be tempted to reduce it but it does sort of melt down and makes a substantial layer of yumminess!
Either way you choose to make it – enjoy!