Reduce the heat and cook 2 minutes. Pour in vanilla and stir. Pour over dry ingredients and mix well to moisten all ingredients. Pour into lightly greased small cookie sheet and press out to be about 3/4 inch in thickness. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and press down lightly.
The flavor of honey really comes through in these little loaves. Another bonus: Honey retains moisture and therefore keeps baked goods from getting dry and stale. If you're not crazy about walnuts, sub in almonds, pecans, or pine nuts—or just omit them. Frozen in a heavy-duty resealable bag, these honeyed loaves will taste fresh-baked for up to 3 months.
WORK TIME: 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 45 minutes + cooling time
SERVINGS: 16 (4 mini loaves, each serves 4)
Sub almonds with cashews, cut-up dried apricots for the cranberries, or chopped figs for the raisins. Choose strong, dark honey or a delicate, light type—whichever suits your taste.
WORK TIME: 10 Minutes
TOTAL TIME: 45 Minutes + Cooling Time