In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and melted chocolate; mix well. Add applesauce and vanilla. Set aside. Combine dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon batter into 4 greased 5 1/2x3x2 inch loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until they test done. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack and cool completely. Drizzle glaze over warm bread. Makes 4 mini loaves
Glaze: Melt chocolate chips and butter in saucepan; stir in half-and-half. Remove from heat; stir in sugar, vanilla, and salt.