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 Pudding
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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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.