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Gooey Chocolate Peppermint Bread Pudding

Sharing a favorite bread pudding today! My Gooey Chocolate Peppermint Bread Pudding recipe might be the most sinfully delicious dessert I’ve ever had! Perfect for holiday entertaining.

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Not even kidding this chocolate peppermint dessert has got all of my favorite components….chocolate, bread and icing. Haha. It turns into this crazy ultra gooey chocolate bread pudding that will have you savoring each and every bite. Can’t wait for you to try it 🙂  Enjoy!

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How To Make Bread Pudding?

Bread pudding is made by soaking slightly stale bread in a custard of eggs, egg yolks, milk, and cream, then pressing the mixture into a pan or baking dish, and baking it in an oven until the custard sets up. It’s best served warm and is perfectly good on it’s own, but you can make a proper plated dessert by serving it with a sauce of fruit, caramel, or chocolate. Many people accent the flavor and texture of the pudding itself by adding dried fruit, nuts, berries, zest, extracts, or spices to the mix. With a good base recipe, there’s really no right or wrong when it comes to bread pudding.

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

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Hawaiian Sweet Rolls make some pretty amazing bread pudding.  Place your sweet Hawaaian bread cubes into your baking dish.

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Prepare your chocolate peppermint egg mixture and pour over your bread cubes.

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The bread soaks up all of that goodness 🙂

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A little sweet drizzle over the warm pudding.

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Some chocolate chunks for good measure.

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Can’t stop drooling. Warm and oh so chocolatey.

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Tips For Making The Best Bread Pudding

  1. Use Stale Bread. In order to achieve that perfect, sponge-like consistency in your bread pudding, be sure to use stale bread vs. fresh bread. Fresh bread is just too soft to soak up all the goodness of the custard.
  2. Avoid whole grain breads. Bread pudding turns out best when you use plain French bread. Don’t have French bread? Then use some other variety of white bread or brioche. Whole grain breads just don’t taste as good, so avoid those “healthy breads” for best tasting results.
  3. Want those edges all nice and crisp? Don’t skimp on greasing the pan! Use real butter and coat the pan with it before baking. Not only will everything turn out perfectly golden brown, but you’ll have less trouble with the bread sticking to the pan.
Gooey Chocolate Peppermint Bread Pudding
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best bread pudding recipe, bread pudding, bread pudding recipe, bread pudding sauce, chocolate bread pudding, chocolate peppermint, easy bread pudding, easy bread pudding recipe, hawaiian sweet rolls, how to make bread pudding, old fashioned bread pudding, peppermint bread pudding
Servings: 12
Calories: 454 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 1 stick butter salted
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 20 drops peppermint essential oil or 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 8 cups cubed sweet Hawaiian bread
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chunks
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk the melted butter, cream, eggs, sugar, cocoa and peppermint until well combined. Place bread cubes into prepared baking dish then pour chocolate mixture over top. With spoon, press bread to soak up the liquid. Bake for 40 minutes, until set in the middle. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes.
  3. While the bread pudding is cooling prepare the icing by whisking the powdered sugar and cream until creamy and drizzle consistency. Add more cream if needed to thin out. Drizzle over warm bread pudding and top with chocolate chunks if desired. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Gooey Chocolate Peppermint Bread Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 454 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 147mg49%
Sodium 149mg6%
Potassium 194mg6%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 44g49%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 810IU16%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Sarah says:

    Wow that pudding looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  2. 2

    Sinful and delicious indeed! This bread looks lovely!

  3. 3
    Joyce says:

    Hi Jenny, This looks delicious! Your photos mention/show chocolate chunks, but they aren’t mentioned in the recipe. Details, please. 😉

  4. 4
    Maria says:

    We both posted bread pudding! Love yours:)

  5. 5
    Sues says:

    I LOVE the idea of a peppermint bread pudding!! It works as breakfast, too, right??

  6. 6
    marla says:

    Ooey gooey deliciousness!!!

  7. 7

    You had me at chocolate and peppermint. 😉

    Seriously, this looks right up my alley! Beautiful, Jenny!!

  8. 8

    My favorite flavor combo! This is perfect!!

  9. 9

    Oh my goodness, this looks so good!! I love chocolate and peppermint together!!

  10. 10
    Amanda says:

    I need this in my life immediately!! 🙂

  11. 11
  12. 12

    Whoa baby!! Now, this is how you make Monday tolerable!!

  13. 13

    I’m not gonna lie – i want this for breakfast!

  14. 14

    Now that is one amazing pan of dessert! Perfect for the holidays.

  15. 15
    Liz says:

    Yummy – thank you for the nice recipe.

  16. 16
    Ines says:

    Hi Jenny, looks delicious. Just wondering what other types of bread would be good substitutes for the sweet Hawaiian bread as I cannot find that on my side of the Atlantic! Thx

  17. 17

    This recipe is fantastic and so creative. Love it! Pinned.

  18. 18

    Amazing! And possibly even sinful?! Looks completely delicious, Jenny.

  19. 19
    Matea says:

    This looks so good! Can any sweet bread work or just the kind specified in the recipe? Thanks!

  20. 20

    this looks sinfully good – yum!!!

  21. 21
    Julie Deily says:

    Jenny, this looks amazing!!! wowzers!

  22. 22
    colleen says:

    Chocolate and Peppermint-What a happy marriage that is.

  23. 23
    Gaby says:

    Wow! That is gooey awesomeness right there, YUM!!!

  24. 24

    Oh my gosh, I can’t even get over this!! I’ve been thinkin about it since this morning and it’s even better than I imagined!!

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  26. 26

    I’m fairly new to actually eating bread pudding, so I’ve been experimenting with all kinds of flavours, this is by far the best I’ve seen – must try it! 🙂

  27. 27
    Rachel Cooks says:

    I love bread pudding and the thought of chocolate peppermint is getting me verrrry excited for the holidays!

  28. 28
    Roseanne says:

    Hi I live the idea but I come from Scotland and we don’t have sweet Hawaiian bread or stick o lands butter so I was just wondering if you know of anything I get over here that u can use? Thanks x

  29. 29

    Do you think I could get away with serving this for breakfast??? 😉

  30. 30

    I’m with Bridget! This is most definitely breakfast food. 🙂

  31. 31

    This looks like such gloriousness, I can’t even take it! 🙂 I coukd inhale that whole pan myself!

  32. 32

    Adding this to my holiday list! So delicious!

  33. 33

    wow this is seriously good

  34. 34
    head soccer says:

    This topic is interesting

  35. 35
    head soccer says:

    thank you for giving me the necessary information

  36. 36
    Kimberly Hawkins says:

    This recipe will be what I take to our special annual Christmas party with friends. I’m so excited to make it. Do you use 20 drops of peppermint essential oil and it’s not too strong?

    Also…WHERE oh where can I get that darling footed bowl?? LOVE IT!

    Love your sight, too! 🙂

  37. 37
    David says:

    Can you eat this cold and can you use any type of sweet bread

  38. 38
    Annie says:

    Do you think I could get away with serving this for breakfast??? ?

  39. 39
    Betsy says:

    Made this today for a Christmas luncheon – it is amazing! I will make it again this season and keep it in my favorites.

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