|1 loaf||Bridgford Frozen Ready-Dough®, thawed or|
|1 pkg||Bridgford Frozen White Rolls Dough, thawed|
|1 cup||almonds, chopped|
|1 cup||semi-sweet chocolate chips|
|½ cup||brown sugar|
|¼ cup||softened butter or margarine|
|1 tsp||instant coffee crystals|
In a food processor, with a standard utility blade, chop almonds, chocolate, and sugar until finely ground. Add butter and coffee crystals. Mix until chocolate mixture is a paste. (Can use a hand mixer in place of a food processor.) Set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll thawed dough into a 10 x 14 inch rectangle. Carefully transfer dough onto a greased baking sheet. Spread chocolate mixture lengthwise down center third of dough. With kitchen shears or a sharp knife, make 2-inch long cuts (or until the cut hits the filling) at 1-inch intervals down both of the 14-inch sides. Fold strips diagonally over filling, overlapping strips to give a braided look. Pinch dough to seal seams. Brush dough with melted butter or margarine. Let rise in warm area until puffy (1 hour). Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven to cool on wire rack. When cool drizzle with glaze and melted chocolate (if desired).
Mix together 2 cups of powdered sugar with 1-2 tablespoons strong coffee.