Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding

From The Culinary Couple | Source Skinny Taste

Ingredients

  • 1 small loaf Challah bread or brioche, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 4  tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • cooking spray
  • 2 oz dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • whipped topping

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Arrange bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes, or until toasted.
  3. Combine milk and next 5 ingredients (through egg) in a medium bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add bread; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill for 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  5. Coat 4 ramekins with cooking spray, and scoop half of bread mixture evenly between them. Sprinkle evenly with half of chocolate. Divide remaining bread mixture between ramekins, and top with remaining chocolate.
  6. Place ramekins in an 8-inch square baking pan. Add 1 inch of hot water to pan. Bake for 35 minutes, or until set. Serve warm with whipped topping.
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