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Turtle Bread Pudding Recipe

Turtle Bread Pudding Recipe

Every bite of this yummy, gooey, oh-so-chocolaty bread pudding will put your taste buds in overload. With only 3 g of saturated fat and less than 300 calories, what's not to love? Gloria Bradley - Naperville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 7 cups cubed day-old French bread (1-inch cubes)
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons chopped pecans, divided
  • 3 cups fat-free milk, divided
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 8 caramels
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1. Place bread cubes in an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with semisweet chips and 2 tablespoons pecans. In a large saucepan, combine 1 cup milk, brown sugar, cocoa, caramels, butter and chili powder. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until caramels are melted. Add remaining milk; heat through.
  • 2. Stir a small amount of mixture into eggs; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over bread cubes; let stand for 10 minutes or until bread is softened.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Drizzle with caramel topping and sprinkle with remaining pecans; bake 2-3 minutes longer or until caramel topping is heated through. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  • 4. In a microwave, melt milk chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Drizzle over bread pudding. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 288 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 281 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.