Chocolate Chunk Bread Puddings

  • Cristy Posted: 02/15/09
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    I gave this 5 stars b/c my guest loved it! The chocolate flavor was too strong for me, I will probably use milk chocolate chips next time. I used semi sweet chocolate chips as many people suggested, maybe I put to many? I used Bailey's with a hint of caramel (yum), vanilla instead of almond extract (just double it), and I made them in advance and they still turned out perfect.

  • stacyb917 Posted: 02/15/09
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    I made this desert for a Valentine's Day dinner and my boyfriend (who say's he does not like bread pudding) said it was the best desert I ever made! I thought it was so simple and delicious. I also used chocolate chips for simplicity. I'm thinking of making it again tonight!

  • nomich Posted: 01/24/10
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    This is now my 'go-to' chocolate dessert recipe. You get such a satisfying, decadent result for minimal effort. I have made this several times, for last-minute weeknight treats and dinner parties alike. It has never disappointed. I do think the pudding would seem too rich without the whipped cream to balance it (though I make my own -not light!). For the puddings, I get the best chocolate flavor using Penzey's dutch cocoa. I like to let it sit for the full 4 hours if possible, but it tastes great either way.

  • springhilllad Posted: 02/15/10
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    Tripled the recipe to serve six for Valentine's Day dinner. Everyone loved it, including picky eaters. Very rich so I will make it only for special occasions.

  • Margareta Posted: 02/14/10
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    Wow! I made this for our Valentine's Day dinner, and it was amazing. I didn't have any 2% milk, but had half and half, so I used that instead. I also used a Splenda/Sugar blend in place of the sugar. Otherwise, I made it exactly as directed. My husband loved it. It was really easy and baked while we ate dinner. I topped it with the Cool Whip and a few red raspberries. I will be making this again soon.

  • Turtle542 Posted: 05/24/09
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    I've made these several times for dinner parties. They are so yummy and are guests love them.

  • CAcook Posted: 02/23/09
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    Easy and delicious. I had no Kahlua so I used Baileys and it was very good. I also used regular white bread since that's all I had on hand. Will definitely make again. Good enough for company too! Great recipe to keep on hand.

  • BreakofDay Posted: 02/17/09
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    This is my new favorite chocolate dessert. I made this for my husband and me for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner. It was superb! I did two substitutions that I don't think made much difference in the outcome: I used 1% milk and semisweet chocolate chips because I had them on hand. I can't rave about this recipe enough!

  • JennyIA Posted: 02/07/10
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    I added a touch more coffee liqueur and some chopped up about 1/2 a banana in the middle of each. I put them in 8 oz ramekins which worked better. I thought it was a little too rich, but the guests all loved it.

  • kdmccrayz Posted: 10/02/09
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    Wonderully rich and a very easy and impresive dessert. We like to serve with avocado ice cream....the dark brown and green look very posh.

  • Veatch Posted: 02/15/10
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    Made for Valentines Day dinner. Easy to make and wonderful dessert! Will make it again. Used very high quality chocolate and cocoa and it was fab!

  • awheat Posted: 02/15/10
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    This was great! I did splurge and buy the 22.00 bottle of Kahlua because I couldnt find anything smaller and could barely taste it. I would either omit the Kahlua because of price or use double the amount so you can tell that it is there. My husband liked this too and he's not really a chocolate fan. Will make again! I also doubled it and it was great leftover!

  • KathyinManvel Posted: 05/01/11
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    Easy, great-tasting desert. I used chocolate chips as many others have said and we didn't have any Kahlua so I used Bailey's. Served with fat free "Cool Whip". It is easy to double the recipe. I will definitely make this again.

  • ChefKiki Posted: 01/31/12
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    This is my favorite bread pudding recipe so far! Does not taste like a healthy recipe, so no one will know unless you tell them!

  • ccgirl364 Posted: 02/11/12
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    I would try it with dark chocolate.

  • MBranstetter Posted: 02/23/12
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    Amazing. I made this for my husband who loves bread pudding. We have had many bread puddings at many restaurants, all of them good. But this one is the best. The Hawaiian bread gives such a great texture that I've never been able to get with french bread. This is very rich and chocolatey. This is a "wow" dessert you could serve proudly. I did not change anything about the recipe -- and I would advise to use the Hawaiian bread as it is important to the texture.

  • dwilson0116 Posted: 02/12/12
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    This was delicious and easy to make. My husband was skeptical as he is not a fan of bread pudding, but he loved it. I used dark chocolate rather than the semi-sweet chocolate and Challah bread rather than the Hawaiian bread. I didn't think the Kahlua added anything, so will likely make without the next time (and save a few calories). I will definitely be making this again.

  • JSchFr Posted: 02/29/12
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    Delicious, rich dark chocolate dessert! Easy to make before a dinner party then just pop in the oven in the middle of dinner.

  • alliekate Posted: 02/22/12
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    We absolutely loved this d it was pretty easy to make. Now that I've done it once, I could pretty much do it again without the recipe. Highly recommend!

  • crysmys Posted: 07/15/12
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    YUM!. A huge hit in our household, both with and without the kahlua, though the kahlua could barely be tasted (will either add more or just skip it altogether next time). Have made this with both sweet bread and a soft italian, and while sweet is better, in a pinch either works. A definite keeper.

  • cdarlington Posted: 01/21/13
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    This is a solid recipe and very yummy. I used dark chocolate chips instead of semisweet chocolate.

  • Lucinda17 Posted: 06/15/13
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    This was great! I added bananas and walnuts. I used baileys Irish cream instead of kahlua. It is very rich. I served it with vanilla ice cream.

  • Ilovetag Posted: 02/12/14
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    If I am making this for a big group of people, do you think I can make it in a big pan instead of individual cups? Thanks

  • LightestFan Posted: 01/28/14
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    This has become another family favorite dessert that we often break out for company. It is easy because it can be made ahead and then left to bake while we eat dinner. It's a great way to serve a warm dessert without a lot of fuss. We also like to use Bailey's Irish Cream instead of Kahlua.

  • victory2020 Posted: 08/12/13
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    Loved this! A perfect recipe for two. I used nonfat evaporated milk (with a little water added) and 1T regular sugar & 1T no calorie sweetener. I think I'll use all sweetener next time because the chocolate added a lot of sweetness. Id id end up only putting chocolate (not quite all of it) in the center, none on top.

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