Dark Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

“Croissants make an incredible base for this rich, chocolaty bread pudding. I prefer dark chocolate, but semisweet or white chocolate work, too. Garnish with your favourite nuts.” —Jennifer Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

Dark Chocolate Croissant Bread PuddingPhoto: Taste of Home
Dark Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding
Dark Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
15servings 15minutes + standing 40minutes
Servings Prep Time
15servings 15minutes + standing
Cook Time
40minutes
Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place croissants in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with chocolate chunks. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt until blended. Stir in milk, orange juice and vanilla; pour over top. Let stand about 15 minutes or until bread is softened.
  2. Bake, uncovered, 40-45 minutes or until puffed and golden brown; cover loosely with foil during last 10 minutes if top browns too quickly. Serve warm. Nutrition Facts 1 serving: 323 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 323 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.