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Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding

Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding - creamy custard is mixed with crusty bread and studded with dark chocolate chunks in this kicked up version of the classic dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword bread, chocolate chip
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 442kcal
Author Paula Jones


  • 16 oz loaf French bread
  • 2/3 cup half and half + more if needed
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 4 oz bittersweet chocolate bars, chopped (Ghirardelli)


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 3 Tablespoon dark rum
  • 4 oz white chocolate chopped (Ghirardelli bar)


  • Tear or cube bread into small pieces; place on a cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes or until dry in a 200 degree. Remove and allow to cool. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Combine half and half, and sweetened condensed milk, pour over bread. Allow to sit 10 minutes, carefully stir so that all the bread absorbs the milk at various times.
  • Combine eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla and salt. Add to bread. Stir well.
  • Stir in chopped chocolate. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 13x9 inch pan.
  • Bake, uncovered at 325 degrees 45 minutes or until firm and lightly browned.
  • Cool. Cut into squares and serve warm with Rum Sauce.


  • Combine sugar, butter, and half and half; bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes over med-high heat until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat; add chocolate and stir until melted. Add rum. Serve warm over Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding.


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Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 190mg | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 684IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 1mg