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Chocolate Bread Pudding

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 30 min.

Makes

2 servings

This is a fun recipe because the chocolate makes it different from traditional bread pudding. It's a rich, comforting dessert. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
Chocolate Bread Pudding Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 slices day-old bread, crusts removed, cut into cubes (about 3 cups)
  • Optional toppings: Confectioners' sugar and whipped cream

Directions

  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Stir in cream; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk sugar, milk, egg, vanilla and salt. Stir in chocolate mixture. Add bread cubes and toss to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  3. Spoon into 2 greased 2-cup souffle dishes. Bake at 350° until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes.
  4. If desired, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and top with a dollop of whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 622 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 145mg cholesterol, 656mg sodium, 105g carbohydrate (79g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

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