2/3 cup milk (70 to 80 degrees F)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, cut up
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon bread machine yeast
1/4 cup milk chocolate or peanut butter chips
Procedures : Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to bread machine pan. Process on dough cycle. When complete, remove dough to floured surface. Divide dough in half.
BODY: Knead chocolate chips into one piece of the dough; form into ball. Place on greased baking sheet; flatten to 5-inch round.
HEAD: For 1/3 of remaining dough into ball. Flatten slightly; attach to body by pinching together.
NOSE: Pinch off 1/2-inch ball from remaining dough; place on head. Divide remaining dough into 6 pieces.
ARMS: Roll 2 pieces into balls and attach to each side of the body.
FEET: Shape 2 pieces into 2-inch ropes.
EARS: Shape remaining 2 pieces into 4-inch ropes and arrange above head, tucking ends under head. Cover; let rise in warm place.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until done, tenting with foil after 15 minutes to prevent over browning. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack. Decorate as desiredShare a Picture of your Results!