Chocolate Strawberry Bread Pudding


Chocolate, strawberries and nuts combine to make this dessert a crowd pleaser.

Skill: Beginning Prep Time: 10 Bake Time: 130-150 Servings: 6



Ingredients:

6 cups Rhodes™ White Bread, baked and cubed
1 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
4 eggs
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup sliced almonds
whipped cream and additional strawberries for garnish


Directions:

In a slow cooker, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, begin layering using half of the bread cubes, then half of the chocolate chips and then half of the strawberries. Repeat layers. In a bowl, whisk eggs, cream, milk, sugar and almond extract. Pour over bread mixture and sprinkle with almonds. Cover and cook on high for 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 hours. Let cool for 10 minutes. Serve with whipped cream and additional strawberries if desired.