Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

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This chocolate croissant bread pudding is a winner if you love bread pudding and love chocolate croissants! It's like a combination of a soft-brownie-cakey-chocolate-chip-cookie with a bit of a creamy texture inside. It tastes good warm, as all melted chocolate desserts do, but even better cooled. My daughters couldn't wait to eat it, so good luck holding out for it to cool.

Overhead view on chocolate croissant bread pudding in a white casserole dish.The bread pudding is perfectly golden brown and studded with chocolate chips.
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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
12

Ingredients

  • butter-flavored cooking spray

  • 2 cups 2% milk

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 3 eggs

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise

  • 4 large day-old chocolate croissants, cut into 1/2-inch-thick pieces

  • 1 (6 ounce) bag chocolate chips

  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar, or to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray muffin cups or brownie pan with cooking spray.

  2. Mix milk, cream, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Scrape the insides from each vanilla bean half into the milk mixture. Stir milk mixture until smooth and light yellow in color. Carefully stir croissant pieces into milk mixture until all the pieces are wet; let soak for at least 10 minutes.

  3. Fold chocolate chips into croissant mixture. Spoon croissant mixture into the prepared muffin cups or pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling and golden brown, 35 to 45 minutes. Cool pudding for 30 minutes to 1 hour; transfer to a plate and dust with confectioners' sugar.

Cook's Notes:

I have a brownie pan that is separated into square sections and that worked well. I can imagine doing it in a 9-inch square pan; just check them after 35 minutes to see if they are cooked.

I actually let the croissant pieces soak for 30 minutes but 10 minutes minimum will work. Or you can cover and store it in the fridge overnight if you want.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

308 Calories
18g Fat
34g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 308
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 169mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 180mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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