Chocolate Chip Croissant Bread Pudding

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This Chocolate Chip Croissant Bread Pudding is going to rock your brunch-loving worlds, guys – GET READY! 

Chocolate Chip Croissant Bread Pudding from (@whatsgabycookin)

Those days of the boozy brunch with friends are on pause for the time being but THAT’S OKAY!! I’ve got a work-around and I’m about to bring it into your kitchen! Figuratively rather than literally – although I would love to bring each and every single one of you a vat of this Chocolate Chip Croissant Bread Pudding. Anyways – game plan, guys. You’re going to need some Land O Lakes® Butter. You all know I keep lbs. and lbs. and lbs. of this stocked in my freezer at all times. (Yes, I keep butter in the freezer so it lasts longer) along with some croissants. You can buy them pre-made or bake them yourselves. I actually bought some frozen raw croissants and baked them the morning I made this for the first time and my kitchen smelled heavenly. It was butter central and I’m not mad at it! All you need from there is some chocolate chips and a few baking essentials and Chocolate Chip Croissant Bread Pudding is at your fingertips. GUYS – WE ARE LIVING OUR BEST LIVES WITH THIS ONE!! 

If you’ve never made a bread pudding before – this is probably the best place to start. It’s not traditionally made with croissants, but at this point in life, why the heck not! Just soak the croissant cubes with eggs, sugar, and half & half, then bake.

Chocolate Chip Croissant Bread Pudding from (@whatsgabycookin)

A few q+a’s before we get to the recipe:

Can I use something besides half & half? Sure can. You could use regular milk. 

Can I use salted Land O Lakes® Butter? You sure can. Just omit the salt. 

Can I use raisins instead of chocolate chips? You do you!! I’m never going to judge. You could also do both, just saying. 

Alright – let’s do this!! This New Orleans dish is a classic for the holidays or any special meal. Have at it, guys!

Chocolate Chip Croissant Bread Pudding

5 from 5 votes
The most epic Chocolate Chip Croissant Bread Pudding for all those stay at home brunch celebrations with your family!
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people


Powdered Sugar Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon coffee extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Butter 13×9-inch baking dish. Place croissants in large bowl; pour 8 tablespoons melted butter over croissants and toss to coat. Add chocolate chips and toss to combine. Transfer mixture to the prepared dish.
  • Whisk half & half, 1 cup sugar, eggs, egg yolks, vanilla extract, and salt in large bowl to blend. Pour over croissant cubes in dish. Let stand 30 minutes, occasionally pressing bread cubes into liquid. Sprinkle the top with brown sugar. Bake bread pudding until golden brown, and set in center, about 1 hour. Serve warm with glaze drizzled on top.
  • To make the glaze, combine everything together and whisk until smooth.


This recipe is very forgiving. Use whatever milk you have on hand if you don’t have half and half. You can also use raisins for some or all of the chocolate – or add it to the chocolate!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 858kcal | Carbohydrates: 100g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 275mg | Sodium: 379mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 76g | Vitamin A: 1305IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 3mg

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    1. hard to guess without seeing the size since they vary which is why weight is best. Usually its 10-12 for me

  1. I just came across this recipe and WANT to make! Honestly, everything you make looks amazing!!! How many croissants do you think is a pound … roughly? Just don’t want to have to weigh since I do t have a good scale. Thank you!! So excited for your new arrival! We have THREE GIRLS!

  2. 5 stars
    So delish. We usually buy croissants from the store when they are on markdown. All of the other times that we got them they were absolutely fine but today, when I took them out of the box, they were kinda stale. Found this recipe and saved the day! I think I would still be great without the glaze. Made it with Swerve instead of sugar to save on some calories. I live at high altitude, so I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. It was done a little quicker than directions.

  3. Hi! This looks amazing, and I’d love to prepare for our Christmas brunch. If I prep the night before, do I just follow the recipe up until putting it in the oven to let soak overnight?

  4. 5 stars
    Made this for a brunch with friends and it was a HUGE HIT! It’s great leftover, too. I couldn’t find coffee extract at the store, so I skipped it but it was still delicious! Will definitely make again!!

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