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Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding #Choctoberfest2019

Welcome to Choctoberfest!  This week we will be sharing such great chocolate recipes with you and be giving away these incredible chocolate prizes. I am going to start the week by sharing a wonderful dessert that my family adores: Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding.

The first time I made this, I added hot chocolate mix when I discovered I was out of cocoa. It was a pleasant surprise and helped me reduce the amount of sugar I used in the recipe.  This is pretty simple, even though it has a long list of ingredients.  You cut up and stale the bread you are going to use (for us we use a package of honey buns, but Krispy Kremes are wonderful, too!) make a custard and pour on top and let it soak in, and then bake it!

Yield: 8

Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding

Bread pudding that is sweetened with hot cocoa mix and made with... honey buns!
prep time: 8 H & 30 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 8 H & 60 M


  • 1 box Honey Buns (6 count)
  • 1 1/2 c milk
  • 1/4 c cream
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 c hot chocolate mix
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 oz dark chocolate chips
  • 1 t espresso powder
  • 1 t cinnamon


How to cook Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding

  1. Open the honey buns and remove all packaging. 
  2. Cut the honey buns into cubes and set out overnight with no covering.
  3. Preheat oven to 325.
  4. Butter a loaf pan and place the honey bun cubes in it.
  5. Beat together milk, cream, sugar, hot chocolate powder, vanilla, espresso, cinnamon, and eggs.
  6. Sprinkle chocolate chips over cubes.
  7. Pour custard over the cubes.
  8. Let rest 10-20 minutes or until all custard is absorbed.
  9. Bake 30 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  10. Let rest, serve warm with ice cream, vanilla sauce or chocolate sauce.


Prep time includes overnight time for the cubes.
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#Choctoberfest is an annual recipe-sharing event. I'm joining other food bloggers from around the world to create delicious chocolate recipes. This year, over 70 bloggers are joining together for a week full of chocolate cakes, pies, cookies, puddings, tarts, candies, and more. You can follow along by searching for the hashtag #Choctoberfest on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter. Or, simply follow any of the participating bloggers listed below.

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    1. I have never had bread pudding before, but I think this is a great way to get started. It sounds so good.

    2. im a huge chocolate fan but never thought to make hot chocolate bread pudding?! i cant wait to try and make it for a gathering were having!

    3. I am drooling! I love things with chocolate, and this looks incredible! I don't think I've ever had bread pudding before.

    4. I love bread pudding, probably my favorite desert out there, I cannot wait to make this one

    5. Oh my goodness, this looks so good right now. I am really liking the idea of making it with Krispy Kreme donuts. those are my favorite treats!

    6. What a fun idea! I have actually never made or had bread pudding. This sounds downright delicious!

    7. Bread pudding is one of my favorite desserts. This looks really good. I need to make it ASAP!

    8. Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers6:32 PM

      Yum, this sounds amazing. I haven't had bread pudding and can't wait to try it.

    9. I've had bread pudding, but not chocolate bread pudding. It sounds really good!

    10. Chef Dennis8:35 PM

      This Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding is making me drool! Looks really delicious and I can't wait to have this.

    11. Your hot-chocolate bread pudding looks amazingly scrumptious! I'm practically drooling just looking at the gorgeous image of it. I need to try this recipe ASAP!

    12. Bread pudding and chocolate can't beat that! This looks deliciously good!

    13. This chocolate bread pudding is heaven! I do not really like bread pudding as it is but I love chocolate and I'd be happy to make this!

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