This decadent Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding is the perfect sweet brunch. The flaky croissants melt in your mouth, while the melted chocolate and custard add a delicious burst of flavour. And for those of you in colder climates, this is a dish best served warm. Bonus!
I know what you’re thinking, bestie…you’re worried that I’m going to tell you that this recipe for Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding requires baking Chocolate Croissants (pain au chocolat for you Francophiles). I’m not. That would be crazy. Because baking croissants from scratch takes forever. Trust me, I’ve tried.
Instead, we’re going to use some good ol’ store bought croissants (not chocolate croissants, just plain ol’ run o’ the mill, normal-as-normal-can-be-type croissants). And trust me on this one, it’s going to save you a whole lot of time and effort, and it’s still going to turn out divine.
Now, if this recipe is the type of thing that really makes your heart sing, you’ll want to check out my Baked French Toast recipe. It’s totally not the same concept applied to some different flavours.
Most certainly not.
But in a good way! (French toast and bread pudding are basically super similar things anyway!)
By the way, similar to my Baked French Toast recipe, this Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding is the perfect dish to make if you have leftover croissant that’s gone somewhat stale. Why? Because this is a recipe that gives stale croissant bread a second shot at greatness. (You can use fresh bread too, but the issue is that fresh bread is more likely to break/tear easily once soaked in the custard. So just be a little extra delicate when you’re serving. Okay, bestie?)
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