Whole family loved it! Had loads of hot dog buns leftover from son's boy scout camping trip, so I've been slowly working my way through quite a few bread pudding recipes, subbing HD buns for whatever bread is called for in the recipe. Just used chocolate syrup instead of melting chips and ended up just omitting it all together on the leftovers. Hubby said he liked it even better than brownies!
The recipe was really good. Only change I made was to just sprinkle morsels on top of the caramel and nuts before I put it back in the oven. The first time I cooked in a 2 quart casserole and the layer ended up a little thick and a little undercooked in the middle. Next time I will try an 8-inch square pan so it cooks better and the toppings will be more evenly distributed.