S’mores Bread Pudding

May 16, 2011 (Last Updated: March 31, 2020)
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a closeup of a forkful of s\'mores bread pudding with melted chocolate and marshmallows

I like to consider myself the Queen of Bread Pudding (or at least that crazy curly-haired chick who created a club devoted entirely to bread pudding and decided to make a different flavor every month). I am so completely in love with this month’s variation. I don’t like to pick favorites (because they’re all my babies), but I’m not gonna lie, this was pretty darn delicious 🙂

overhead view of individual s\'mores bread puddings in white ramekins on a metal baking sheet

The ground cinnamon in the custard brings out the graham cracker flavor a bit, which can get a little lost in all that gooey chocolate. The texture is so luscious and comforting, soft and rich with a lovely crust on top, complete with golden marshmallow pieces. These individual bread puddings soufflé a bit as they finish baking, a tell-tale sign that they are ready to come out of the oven.

overhead closeup of s\'mores bread pudding with big chocolate chunks in a white ramekin

Although most bread puddings can be served either hot, warm, or at room temperature, these guys should be served shortly after they come out of the oven. You want all that melted chocolate! With summer and s’mores season on its way, these are a welcome alternative, especially during warm summer thunderstorms when you can’t quite light the grill for s’mores-making. Don’t fret. Whip up a batch of these wonderful bread puddings, kick back, and enjoy.

overhead view of a half eaten ramekin of s\'mores bread pudding with chocolate and marshmallows
overhead view of individual s'mores bread puddings in white ramekins on a metal baking sheet

S’mores Bread Pudding

Victoria
This playful bread pudding recipe features all the best parts of the campfire classic!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Resting Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 333 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Unsalted butter or pan spray for ramekins
  • 5 cups stale* 1/2-inch bread cubes such as Italian, challah, or brioche
  • 5 graham crackers roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup roughly chopped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups low-fat milk

Instructions
 

  • Place the oven rack in the center of the oven, and preheat to 350 degrees F. Butter 8 (1-cup) ramekins and place on a baking sheet.
  • In a mixing bowl, toss together the bread cubes, graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate. Evenly distribute the mixture into each of the ramekins.
  • Whisk the brown sugar, eggs, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Then whisk in the milk until well-combined and smooth. Pour the mixture evenly over the bread cubes in the ramekins, pressing down lightly with your hands and making sure that all the bread starts soaking in the custard.
  • Soak for about 15 minutes and then put the baking sheet in the oven. Bake until the filling is set and the top is lightly browned, crusted, and puffed, about 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Allow the bread pudding to cool for a few minutes (it will deflate) and serve hot while the chocolate is still gooey.

Notes & Nutrition

*If your bread isn’t very stale, cut it into cubes and allow the bread cubes to dry out at room temperature all day or overnight. Alternatively, lightly toast them on a sheet pan in a 350 degree F oven until dry, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Servings 8.0 * calories 333 * Total Fat 10 g * Saturated Fat 5 g * Monounsaturated Fat 2 g * Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g * Trans Fat 0 g * Cholesterol 71 mg * Sodium 109 mg * Potassium 103 mg * Total Carbohydrate 41 g * Dietary Fiber 1 g * Sugars 34 g * Protein 7 g
*All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.*

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