Recipe: Chocolate and Salted Caramel Bread Pudding

September 24, 2010 By: Serena

I’d like to think that I jumped on the salted caramel train before it became wildly popular (Even Starbucks now has a salted caramel hot chocolate).  Whether this is the case or not, I’m not actually sure.  However, when offered the opportunity to create a recipe using Nature’s Pride bread through the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I immediately knew I wanted to incorporate salted caramel.  The top 6 tastemakers get to demonstrate their recipes at this year’s Foodbuzz Festival – how sweet is that?? (Har har).

Incorporating a basic bread pudding base, this recipe’s secret lies in the homemade caramel and large-grain salt.  I also use Herrell’s brand hot fudge, which is simply amazing – but feel free to use your own favorite chocolate topping.  I made a full recipe to bring to work, and an individual portion for myself, ha! I’d recommend you do the same ;). Enjoy!

Bread Pudding with Chocolate and Salted Caramel Glaze


Bread Pudding

6 slices of Nature’s Pride Country White Bread

2 tbsp butter, melted

3 eggs

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup milk

2/3 cup white sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

Caramel Topping

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

1/2 tsp vanilla extract


1 jar of your favorite premium chocolate topping

Large grain sea salt


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Break bread into small pieces.  Place pieces in 8-inch baking pan or dish.

3. Drizzle melted butter over bread pieces

4. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs.  Add in cream, milk, sugar and vanilla until combined.

5. Pour egg mixture over bread pieces, pressing down on bread pieces to maximize soaking.

6. Bake for 45 minutes, or until texture is spongy.

Meanwhile, make the caramel glaze:

7. Dissolve sugar in water over low heat. Do not stir!

8. Once mixture turns light golden, immediately remove from heat.

9. Gradually add cream and vanilla, stirring until caramel glaze is smooth.

10. Drizzle caramel glaze and chocolate sauce onto bread pudding – you won’t use all of it. Sprinkle with salt, to taste. Serve immediately!

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11 Comments to “Recipe: Chocolate and Salted Caramel Bread Pudding”

  1. Try Anything Once Terri says:

    I loved when Starbucks did the haute hot chocolates last year and had the Salted Caramel and then brought it back! Genius! This looks awesome. Loving plating/food styling 🙂 I'm still intimiated by dessert though. 🙂

  2. PartyPlannerGal says:

    Oh my goodness . . . yum!!! This is perfect for my fiance's birthday – I'll definitely be making this 🙂

  3. Stampin' Diva says:

    Would have never thought of the salt!!!

  4. I've tried caramel before, to my demise. I'll have to give it another whack! Looks good!

  5. *making caramel that is.*

  6. it's just like this week's Modern Family episode with the salt and chocolate milk! 😛

  7. This looks amaaazing! I can't wait to try this recipe, it looks fairly simple!

  8. that looks so good… it reminds me i haven't made bread pudding in years.

  9. Oh man, it looks seriously decadent! I can't remember the last time I've had bread pudding…

  10. I love bread pudding! Usually I bust out a cherry/chocolate version with rosemary whipped cream around the holidays, but perhaps I'll give this version a whirl this year!

  11. Lea @ Healthy Coconut says:

    Hi Noshgirl,

    I made bread pudding for the first time this week and it was delicious. I baked Creamy Chocolate bread pudding and I am still enjoying it days later.

    I'm hooked on this treat.

    I'm new to your blog, found it thru twitter. I love all the colors you have on here and your pictures too.

    ~ Lea


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