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Turtle Bread Pudding

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
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 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


  • Place bread cubes in an 11x7-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.
  • 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.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in 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.
  • In a microwave, melt milk chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Drizzle over bread pudding. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 288 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 281mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • sewingpianist
    Dec 26, 2014

    Excellent! Always a big hit!

  • Aliciarogers
    Nov 29, 2011

    Chili powder helps intensify the chocolate flavor.

  • rickyt
    Jul 7, 2010

    leave the chili powder out if it's an issue for you!

  • melsto51
    Mar 9, 2010

    Chili Powder? Seriously? Why?????????

  • babyjimmie
    Jan 24, 2009

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