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
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 desired.