Chocolate Bread Pudding Recipe - Simple & Delicious

Chocolate Bread Pudding

Chocolate Bread Pudding Recipe - Simple & Delicious
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour | Servings: 8


Chocolate Bread Pudding
Chocolate Bread Pudding

Chocolate bread pudding is a delicious and comforting dessert that combines the rich flavors of chocolate with the soft and creamy texture of bread pudding. This recipe is perfect for those who have a sweet tooth and enjoy indulging in decadent treats.


Bread pudding has been a popular dessert for centuries, with variations of the dish appearing in different cultures around the world. The addition of chocolate to bread pudding is a modern twist on the classic recipe, adding a rich and indulgent flavor to the dish.


How to prepare

  1. Melt the chocolate chips in 1 cup of skim milk over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the remaining milk.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Beat eggs until frothy; add salt, sugar replacement, and vanilla extract.
  5. Beat well.
  6. Stir the egg mixture into the chocolate and milk mixture.
  7. Trim the crust from the bread and cut it into small cubes.
  8. Drop the cubes into a greased 1.5 qt (1.42 liter) casserole or baking dish.
  9. Pour the chocolate mixture over the bread cubes, making sure to saturate all the cubes.
  10. Set the casserole in a pan of hot water.
  11. Bake at 350°F (177°C) for 1 hour or until the pudding is completely set.
  12. Serve warm or cold.


  • Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg to the chocolate mixture for a warm and spicy flavor.
  • Top the pudding with chopped nuts or fresh berries for added texture and freshness.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use dry bread for this recipe, as it will absorb the chocolate mixture better and create a more uniform texture.

- Be sure to saturate all the bread cubes with the chocolate mixture to ensure that the pudding is moist and flavorful.

- Baking the pudding in a water bath helps to create a gentle and even heat distribution, resulting in a creamy and smooth texture.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the chocolate bread pudding warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious and indulgent dessert.

Cooking Techniques

Beating the eggs until frothy helps to create a light and airy texture in the pudding.

- Baking the pudding in a water bath helps to prevent the edges from overcooking and ensures a creamy and smooth texture.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use regular sugar instead of sugar replacement if desired.

- You can use whole milk instead of skim milk for a richer and creamier pudding.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the chocolate mixture and bread cubes ahead of time and assemble the pudding just before baking to save time.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the chocolate bread pudding in individual ramekins for a more elegant presentation, or top with a dusting of cocoa powder for a decorative touch.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this chocolate bread pudding with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee for a delicious and satisfying dessert.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover pudding in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven until warmed through before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving



- Total Carbohydrates: 35g

- Dietary Fiber: 2g

- Sugars: 15g


- Total Fat: 6g

- Saturated Fat: 3g

- Trans Fat: 0g


- Protein: 7g

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamin D: 1.5mcg

- Calcium: 200mg

- Iron: 2mg


Contains: Eggs, Milk, Wheat


This chocolate bread pudding is a decadent dessert that is rich in carbohydrates and fats, making it a satisfying treat for those with a sweet tooth. It also provides a good source of protein and essential vitamins and minerals.


Chocolate bread pudding is a decadent and indulgent dessert that combines the rich flavors of chocolate with the creamy texture of bread pudding. This recipe is perfect for those who enjoy sweet treats and is sure to satisfy any chocolate lover's cravings.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of finding this recipe for the first time is still fresh in my mind. It was a chilly autumn day, and I was rummaging through an old recipe box that belonged to my mother. As I sifted through the yellowed index cards and tattered clippings, a faded piece of paper caught my eye. It was a handwritten recipe for Chocolate Bread Pudding.

I had never made bread pudding before, let alone a chocolate version. But something about the simplicity of the ingredients and the warm, comforting flavors described in the recipe intrigued me. I knew I had to give it a try.

I gathered all the necessary ingredients and set to work in the kitchen. I tore up stale pieces of bread and soaked them in a rich chocolate custard mixture. The sweet aroma of vanilla and cinnamon filled the air as I mixed in the chocolate chips, creating a luxurious swirl of sweetness.

As the pudding baked in the oven, the house filled with a tantalizing scent that made my mouth water. I couldn't wait to taste the finished product.

When the timer dinged, I pulled the pudding out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. The chocolate chips had melted into a gooey, decadent swirl, and the bread had soaked up all the creamy custard, creating a velvety texture that promised pure indulgence.

I took a bite, and the flavors exploded on my tongue. The rich chocolate, the soft, custard-soaked bread, the hint of cinnamon – it was pure magic. I knew I had discovered a recipe that would become a staple in my kitchen for years to come.

I couldn't wait to share this delicious creation with my family and friends. I served the Chocolate Bread Pudding warm, topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of cocoa powder. The reaction was unanimous – it was a hit.

From that day on, Chocolate Bread Pudding became a beloved recipe in my repertoire. I made it for special occasions, potlucks, and family gatherings. Each time, it was met with rave reviews and requests for the recipe.

Over the years, I have tweaked the original recipe, adding my own personal touches and variations. I've experimented with different types of bread, from challah to brioche, and have played around with the types of chocolate used – dark, milk, and even white chocolate.

But no matter how many variations I try, the core essence of the recipe remains the same – a warm, comforting dessert that brings joy and satisfaction to all who taste it. The secret to its success lies in the simplicity of the ingredients and the love and care that goes into its preparation.

As I sit here now, reflecting on the journey that led me to discover this delectable recipe, I am filled with gratitude for the culinary knowledge passed down through generations. From my mother to my grandmother, and now to me, the tradition of sharing delicious recipes and creating memorable meals continues.

I hope that one day, my own grandchildren will discover the joy of cooking and carry on the legacy of Chocolate Bread Pudding and other beloved family recipes. For food has a way of bringing people together, creating lasting memories, and nourishing both body and soul.

And so, I will continue to cook, to experiment, and to share the gift of delicious food with those I hold dear. For in the kitchen, surrounded by the aromas and flavors of cherished recipes, I find joy, comfort, and a sense of connection to the past and the future. And for that, I am truly grateful.


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