Slow Cooker Week, Day 3: Chocolate Walnut Bread Pudding

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This guest post comes to us from Featured Foodie Erin Schmit. Erin is the blogger behind Table for Seven. Thanks, Erin, for your great slow cooker dessert recipe.

Chocolate Walnut Bread Pudding

Hello, I’m Erin from Table for Seven.  I’m so glad to be part of Slow Cooker Week here at!

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My slow cooker gets quite a work out on a regular basis.  It’s so incredibly versatile and being that my household never slows down, it  has been a lifesaver on more than one occasion. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts… you name it, it probably has been made in my slow cooker.  I’m actually hoping Santa brings another one this year, just to keep up with all of it. icon smile Slow Cooker Week, Day 3: Chocolate Walnut Bread Pudding

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With the holidays season upon us, it’s getting even more use than ever.  Today, I’m sharing a recipe that is perfect for the holidays.  Chocolate Walnut Bread Pudding in your slow cooker.   It’s a delicious, soft, chocolaty dish that will warm you and your kitchen up in the cold weather.  It’s also a breeze to make and won’t keep you in the kitchen and away from all the holiday festivities.

Take one bite, then, the chocolate hits your taste buds and you will just keep wanting to go back for more. Top it off with a bit of whipped cream and some more walnuts, and you’ll have a beautiful, warm dessert for your holiday party.


Chocolate Walnut Bread Pudding

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time:  3 hours on LOW
Serves: 6 to 8


  • 5 cups cinnamon bread, cubed
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. In a medium saucepan, over low heat, heat milk.
  2. Add in chocolate chips and cocoa powder. Continue cooking until chocolate is melted.  Let mixture cool for 10 minutes.
  3. In a mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs.  Add in cooled chocolate mixture. Stir in bread cubes and walnuts lightly.
  4. Pour into a greased slow cooker.
  5. Cover and cook on LOW 2 to 3 hours or until knife inserted is clean.
  6. Remove lid and turn off slow cooker.  Let it cool for 30 minutes before serving.

Check out Erin’s blog, Table for Seven, for more great slow cooker recipe ideas.

What’s your favorite flavored bread pudding?


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  1. Pam Gurganus says:

    My favorite flavored bread pudding is red velvet!

  2. I will have to try this one.

  3. This is NOT your mother’s bread pudding! I can almost smell and taste from reading the recipe. Even those who hate bread pudding will LOVE this.

  4. David Murray says:

    Always great recipe ideas and nice contests.

  5. WOW! I’ve never used my slow cooker for anything other than in the winter to make stews, soups and spaghetti-once in a while short ribs. This site and this recipe in particular is wonderful. I’m newly retired so I can see trying many of the recipes on this site. Thank you !!

  6. Sara Sullivan says:

    My favorite is Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding!

  7. I love all kinds of bread pudding and this one looks delicious!

  8. Mmmm! This looks so good. My husband loves bread pudding so this is worth trying!

  9. My husband loves bread pudding. I bet he would really enjoy this. Gotta try it.

  10. William Algie says:

    Can’t wait to try this recipe if I win the Hamilton Beach slow cooker.

  11. This recipe looks yummy I love bread pudding and I love chocolate

  12. I’ve never done desserts in my slow cooker, but I may try this one – sounds good.

  13. Teresa Knittingdancer says:

    This one sounds great. Chocolate and walnuts together are always good together.

  14. Stacey Marrazo says:

    Oh, my! 1 slow cooker IS NOT enough.

  15. sharon bugar says:

    I have never tried to make bread pudding, but I love chocolate, so I would love to give this recipe a try.

  16. Jennifer Reynolds says:

    Sounds absolutely delicious

  17. Can’t wait to try this. It sounds yummy.

  18. Don McKiernan says:

    will try this for news years dinner

  19. I have an old family recipe for bread pudding recipe handed down to me from 4 generations back…delicious. I am looking forward to trying this recipe out…..

  20. Can’t wait to try this one for sure! Who doesn’t like chocolate???

  21. Chocolate and bread pudding. What could be better-oh yeah-making it in a slow cooker!

  22. Looking forward to trying this bread pudding.

  23. I will try this recipe without the nuts!!! Thanks!

  24. This looks delish!!

  25. What a terrific way to make bread pudding – and its chocolate too!

  26. Bonita Anderson says:

    I like to make bread pudding with cardamom, and rum-soaked raisins.

  27. Sounds yummy!!

  28. You had me at chocolate!!!!!!!

  29. Cheryl Fritsche says:


  30. Chocolate Bread Pudding…oh, yummy!

  31. I tried a chocolate bread pudding last year for Thanksgiving, and it was yummy. This one sounds very good also, but I think the traditional falvor is my favorite so far but I haven’t seen a red velvet recipe which is our favorite cake and ice cream right now. My son loved bread pudding growing up and traveling around the country, he taught his whole college baseball team to like it although some of them had never heard of it before that.

  32. Bread pudding is my favorite and the addition of chocolate is just an added bonus ..Can’t wait.

  33. Have never tried chocolate bread pudding. Sounds delish.

  34. Georgia Smith says:

    I usually make raisan and cinnamind bread pudding. Will definately try this out soon.
    I love chocolate!! Thanks.

  35. Kaye McDaniel says:

    This absolutely sounds delicious.I am going to make it this year for our Christmas Dinner dessert.

  36. angela smith says:

    i’ve never had bread pudding.but this one looks good.i’ll have to try it

  37. I love eggnog flavored bread pudding.

  38. Ooh, my mouth waters just looking at this. The ingredients are and directions are so simple!

  39. mmmm choc walnut bread pudding sounds soooo delicious!!!!!

  40. Lisa Ann Smith says:

    I don’t like bread pudding, but my husband loves the rum flavored

  41. Terri Morgan says:

    My favorite bread pudding is chocolate.

  42. andrea weaver says:

    Sounds wonderful! Now I just need a slow cooker.

  43. I am definitely going to give this one a try

  44. This is the first bread pudding recipe that actually makes me want to make and eat soon!

  45. Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  46. Gonna try this one.

  47. Shirley Conley says:

    I love the cinnamon and walnut bread pudding and would love to have the slow cooker to try it in.

  48. OMG!!! Looks looks fabulous! :)

  49. Looks like a brownie! Makes me want to try it.

  50. I love bread pudding and I love chocolate…can’t wait to try this!!!

  51. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I don’t generally like bread pudding but this has chocolate and walnuts in it so it can’t be all bad can it. It’s worth giving it a try especially since it’s made in a slow cooker.

  52. Joanne Schultz says:

    I love the original plain bread pudding !

  53. Wendy Bowers says:

    OMG! This bread pudding sounds great!

  54. Have always loved bread pudding…..gotta try this one!!

  55. CHOCOLATE! That is all you had to say. It is strange. I bought a loaf of plain bread today and told my caregiver we were going to make bread pudding on Thursday. Maybe the store will let me excange it for cinnamon bread. Chocolate and cinnamon, heavenly. I use my slow cooker for everything. Have not tried desserts yet. I wish I had a slow cooker that would not cook as hot as mine does and had a warm setting. Mine is about ten or twelve years old.

  56. This sounds really good, I’m going to swap the walnuts for pecans. My In-laws have pecan trees on their property and my children love pecans!

  57. Louise Hinton says:

    It would be the first thing I’d try to make if I win. Thanks for the chance.

  58. I’m always on the lookout for new ways to use my slow cooker, and you’ve just given me a great new recipe to try! Thank you.

  59. Have never made dessert in the slow cooker but this sounds like a winner

  60. Cheryl Bomar says:

    Love bread pudding but never made the chocolate…will have to try!!!

  61. Margie Tomlin says:

    I have not done desserts in a slow cooker but I will this looks good.

  62. I have never had bread pudding but this recipe is the first that ever appealed to me!!

  63. Chocolate bread pudding is my favorite! Anything chocolate!! Look forward to trying this recipe. :)

  64. Elaine Powell says:

    I’ve never made bread pudding. only tried it once that a friend made.

  65. LaVenia Clark says:

    YUMMY!! I love most bread puddings.

  66. We need to try using our slow cooker for desserts!

  67. Joyce Gauvin says:

    I love bread pudding and can’t wait to try this one.

  68. This sounds like something my husband would love.

  69. looks like a winner to me.

  70. Grandma Extraordinaire says:

    Yum-m-m! I do wish the recipe contributor had said what size cooker to use. Mine is small (not sure how many quarts), is old, and like someone else said, it cooks too hot. I really need a new one! I am going to try this recipe, it sounds perfect for a Christmas dinner our ‘group’ has each year.

  71. Sounds GREAT.

  72. I will have to try this when I win my Slow Cooker; it sounds great. Anything with chocolate has to be good!

  73. This looks DELICIOUS! Hope I win the crock pot so I can try it!

  74. Terry McIntosh says:

    A chocoholic’s dream!!!!! Yummy!!!!

  75. Maria Clemente says:

    Just learning about slow cookers and what a great surprise that you can even make desserts!

  76. My favorite flavored slow cooker bread pudding is pumpkin pecan…….but now that I have read your CHOCOLATE WALNUT BREAD PUDDING, I’m anxious to give it a try……especially because it’s so delicious sounding & is very easy. (Also I’m a sucker for chocolate.)

  77. Hey…the time here is 11:02 pm

  78. Heavenly chocolate in a crock pot? Oh my did I go to heaven? Since my old crock pot decided to go to heaven itself I’ll have to wait until I win the Hamilton Beach slow cooker…lol

  79. I love bread pudding and this is not one I’ve seen before. I’m pinning it!

  80. colleen brannon says:

    So far my favorite flavor is the Pumpkin bread pudding with caramel-pecan sauce, but I think this chocolate with the cinnamon bread in will be a close second!

  81. OMG that looks AWESOME!!!!
    I am definitely going to try this one very soon – maybe even for Christmas morning.

    My favorite bread pudding recipe was made with Panettone, with added walnuts, raisins and chocolate “chunks” both dark and white – was really nice as well.

  82. Great recipe and another great idea, Thanks

  83. Lisa Thurman says:

    My slow cooker just died, so this would be perfect!

  84. Tricia Valentine says:

    I love bread pudding and if it has chocolate too, well that is a double winner!!

  85. I agree with Bobby A this looks wonderful! Have to try it!

  86. Will love to try this one / Bread Pudding / yet chocolate and nuts Oh my gosh / will share this recipe with my elderly neighbor who also loves to make bread pudding. Maybe she’ll also make me some when I can’t or better yet if I make it, I’ll take it to her.

  87. Kristen Brokaw says:

    My husband would love it if I made this! :)

  88. Neva Beaver says:

    I adore cinnamon so the use of cinnamon bread as the basis of this bread pudding makes it a must try. Wonder how it would taste with a bit of ginger and cayenne to give it some snap?

  89. Chocolate… Yup this is a keeper :)

  90. This sounds good. My cooker broke, when and if I can get another, I am saving this to make. Maybe Santa will bring me a new cooker.

  91. This sounds like a winner.

  92. Barbara Kotlarchick says:

    Sounds yummy to me. I will try it.

  93. I have found so many new ways and things to cook in my crock pot. I will have to try this one for my boys.

  94. Sweets are my favorite downfall, especially chocolate. Gotta try this one soon!

  95. This I will have to try

  96. Debi Deason says:

    Mmm…don’t know about this one.

  97. I am going to try this with almond flour bread, pure dark chocolate, coconut milk and maple syrup for my paleo son and his girlfriend this christmas.

  98. Yumm!! Bread pudding and chocolate, too? Does it get any better than this???

  99. After I try this it will probably bee Chocolate too….

  100. My Nana used to make a super delicious cinnamon raisin bread pudding. A little dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on top.. Yummy!

  101. This looks tasty. I would make it without the walnuts; I’m a bit particular about what foods I eat with nuts.

  102. i like cinnamon-raisin bread pudding, but this recipe sounds delicious, must try it!

  103. How can you go wrong with anything chocolate….can’t wait to try this one ….

  104. Masrgaret Schumacher says:

    This may be my NEW favorite bread pudding!

  105. Looks good!

  106. love bread pudding but never tried this one

  107. Shelley Boyd says:

    Bread pudding is my hubby’s favorite and you can never go wrong with chocolate!!! Yum-o!!!

  108. Made with cinnamon bread…haven’t seen that version before. Hmm… Thanks so much. :)

    Merry Christmas!

  109. sounds yummy

  110. Bread pudding and chocolate what could be a better combination, well maybe a little whipped cream to top it. This is a must try recipe.

  111. Just cinnamon flavored, I haven’t tried any others yet.

  112. Anita Jones says:

    I’ve never been a fan of bread pudding, but this looks really good. Might just have to give it a try.

  113. Never had bread pudding, I’ll have to try this (but with gluten free ingredients)

  114. I’m not usually too fond of bread pudding. But I found a recipe that uses eggnog and i want to give it a try.

  115. Looks good

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