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Dark Chocolate Bread PuddingDark Chocolate Bread Pudding

Jami Nolen, Nutrition Program Associate

February 10, 2013


Valentine's Day is a good excuse to enjoy dessert, especially chocolate! This recipe is perfect for that romantic dinner for two.



Makes 2 servings



  • 1¾ cups (1/2-inch) cubed Hawaiian sweet bread
  • 2/3 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed



  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Arrange bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes or until toasted. Remove bread from oven; decrease oven temperature to 325.
  3. Combine milk and next 5 ingredients (milk through egg) in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add bread, tossing gently to coat. Cover and chill 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  4. Divide half of bread mixture evenly between 2 (6-ounce) ramekins or custard cups coated with cooking spray; sprinkle evenly with half of chocolate. Divide remaining bread mixture between ramekins; top with remaining chocolate.
  5. Place ramekins in an 8-inch square baking pan; add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake at 325 for 35 minutes or until set. Serve each pudding warm with 1 tablespoon whipped topping.


Nutrition Information

(Amount per serving)
Calories: 319
Calories from fat: 30%
Fat: 10.6 g
Saturated fat: 5.2 g
Monounsaturated fat: 3.6 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8 g
Protein: 9.8 g
Carbohydrate: 45.3 g
Fiber: 2.1 g
Cholesterol: 121 mg
Iron: 1.8 mg
Sodium: 141 mg
Calcium: 125 mg


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