Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 25 min (includes chilling and standing times)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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Butter or nonstick cooking spray, for greasing the baking dish

3 cups half-and-half 

3 cups whole milk 

1/2 cup granulated sugar 

1 tablespoon vanilla extract 

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

4 packets hot chocolate mix 

3 large eggs plus 6 large egg yolks 

1 loaf country white bread, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes 

12 ounces chocolate chips 

2 cups mini marshmallows 

Confectioners' sugar and whipped cream, for serving 


  1. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the half-and-half, milk, granulated sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, hot chocolate mix, whole eggs and egg yolks. Stir in the bread cubes until evenly coated. Stir in the chocolate chips and marshmallows. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to overnight. 
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  4. Bake until golden brown, 55 minutes to 1 hour. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Serve dusted with confectioners' sugar and a dollop of whipped cream.

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