I would wager that the combination of chocolate and peanut butter is one of the top five favorite flavor pairings in the dessert world. I know that for me, it’s way up the charts. There’s just something about that sweet and nutty couple that is irresistible and so satisfying. And it really is at its best in this Peanut Butter-Chocolate Bread Pudding.
As is usually the case with bread puddings, this is also quite a simple dessert to put together. It all starts with croissants from your local bakery. Then just add a few ingredients, chill it for a bit, and then bake and enjoy!
While this bread pudding is perfectly delicious just as is, I added a chocolate rum sauce to make it even more fabulous. That sauce would work well with another liquor (like bourbon) or even a liqueur (like Kahlua). Or if you prefer, just substitute about 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
I try to avoid making big, superlative proclamations about recipes. After all, how many “best ever” recipes can there be? But, I have to say that this bread pudding ranks very high among the things I’ve made. And judging by how quickly it was devoured by my taste testers, I’d say the consensus is that this is one seriously delicious dessert!