These chocolate swirl buns are the things of dreams.  My dreams at least.  I’ve been dreaming about them ever since Deb shared them months ago.  This is her simplified version of a chocolate babka, something I had always wanted to try but hadn’t gotten around to yet.  Now that I’ve got a simplified version which also happens to look much prettier than the loaf form, I doubt I’ll make the traditional version.  In short, I am in major love with these.

How could I not be?  Buttery tender brioche dough is rolled up with rich chocolate and a slight hint of cinnamon creating layer upon layer of irresistible goodness.  And when I say irresistible, I mean it.  I enjoyed an embarrassing amount of these freshly baked treats, but thankfully I was in good company with the rest of the family doing the same.  As beautiful and decadent as these are, there is something very homey and comforting about them to me.  As a result, we agreed these would be a perfect treat to become a Christmas morning tradition in our home.  It may seem early to be thinking such things, but these evoked all sorts of warm fuzzies for me.  I hope your family enjoys them as much as we do.