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Microwave Bread Pudding Recipe

"I came up with this warm dessert when baby-sitting on a cold rainy night," says Victoria Kvassay of Covina, California. "The kids were asking for something sweet, and I was craving bread pudding."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 10 slices white bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 15 miniature peanut butter cups, quartered

Directions

  • 1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the cream, chocolate chips, cream cheese, sugar and butter. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until chips are melted; stir until smooth. Add the bread cubes; toss to coat.
  • 2. Place half of the bread mixture in a greased 8-in. square microwave-safe dish. Sprinkle with peanut butter cups; top with the remaining bread mixture. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-1/2 minutes or until peanut butter cups are melted. Serve warm. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.