I love bread pudding and I love chocolate croissants. Why not combine them? My daughters love chocolate, so this was a winner in my house. 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, so good luck holding out for it to cool.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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 pieces are wet; let soak for at least 10 minutes.

  • Fold chocolate chips into croissant mixture. Spoon croissant mixture into the prepared muffin cups.

  • 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 sift powdered sugar over each.

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 to 45 minutes to see how cooked they are.

I actually let mine soak for 30 minutes but 10 minute minimum. Or you can put covered in fridge overnight if you want.

Nutrition Facts

308 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 33.9g 11% DV; fat 18.2g 28% DV; cholesterol 89.5mg 30% DV; sodium 168.5mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2015
Was scanning thru allrecipes trying to find something to make with my leftover croissants. Although I didn't have chocolate croissants I followed the recipe exactly with plain croissants great flavor and so easy to put together. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2015
Was scanning thru allrecipes trying to find something to make with my leftover croissants. Although I didn't have chocolate croissants I followed the recipe exactly with plain croissants great flavor and so easy to put together. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2016
This was super easy and a yummy way to use up leftover croissants. I made it in a 9X13 pan and baked about 45 minutes. Turned out really well. Next time I will add more chocolate chips or use mini chips. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2017
I made this for dessert when my son and his girlfriend came for dinner. It was such a hit I am making it again for the family BBQ. I did not have chocolate croissants. I made it with plain and added approx 1/4 cup of extra choc. chips. I baked in a 9X13 pan for approx. 40-45min. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2019
Had 2 medium-sized chocolate and 2 medium-sized plain stale croissants. Buttered an 8" square pan. Used a can of evaporated milk plus 1/2 cup 1% milk, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Soaked 45 minutes, added 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and baked about 40 minutes. Left off the powdered sugar since I didn't have any. Be still my heart! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2017
Yummy! I started off with just two VERY stale chocolate croissants (still not sure how they didn't get eaten fresh) so I halved the recipe and made sure the cut-up croissants got a good half hour in the custard before baking. Baked the whole thing in a 6-cup Pyrex dish for about 28 minutes. Since I didn't have a whole vanilla bean I used about 2 tsp. of vanilla bean paste and since that has sugar in it I reduced the added sugar as well. Wonderful flavor and texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2018
I changes the chocolate chips for raisins and cut the sugar down to less than 1/2 cup.(I'm a diabetic) but so wanted bread pudding and all I had was croissants. would sooooo make it again. I used large muffin tins and it made 6 beautiful ones. I'm trying out freezing some for later. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2020
AMAZING!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2019
Yummm! Used regular croissants and chocolate chips. Served with bourbon whisky sauce. Delicious!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2016
It was great....I have already decided to change some things for the next time I make this. It was great cold as well as hot. Read More