Crock Pot Chocolate Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Dried Cherries

Hola Amigos! Happy Friday! Let's finish our work week with something homemade, sweet, a put it together and forget it kind of dish! Who feels like staying in the kitchen for hours when the weekend seems so promising...yes...finally it would be 70F!!! Loving it!

We are making some delicious bread pudding in a crock pot (hence the put it together and forget it!). Here's the recipe:
Chocolate Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Dried Cherries
in a Crock Pot

Spray Cooking Oil ( I used Trader Joe's Coconut Oil)
1 pound (10-11 slices) Cinnamon or Cinnamon Raisin Bread, cubbed
1/2 Cup Dried Cherries, chopped and whole
1/2 Cup semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
1 3/4 Cups Milk
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/3 cup Unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2 TSPS Vanilla extract
4 eggs beaten 
Toasted Almonds for Garnish
Whipped Cream for Garnish
Ice Cream, just because!

Spray the inside of your crock pot with your cooking spray.
Place the bread cubes in the crock pot, topped with the chocolate chips and cherries.
In a separate bowl, mix milk, sugar, cocoa, vanilla and eggs. Pour this over you bread mixture, pushing the bread cubes into the milk until they are all coated.

Cover and cook on slow for 2 hours or until set. 
Serve warm with whipped cream, almonds or Ice Cream!

It couldn't  get any simpler than this.The darker areas you see are not burnt spots by any means...they are melted chocolate chips, cocoa and cherries...yumm!

This is a such a traditional dessert but we have given it a whole new flavors with the chocolate and cinnamon bread. I even drizzled a bit extra Chocolate syrup, just bec..well you know, lol

Thank You for visiting the blog today! I hope you get to enjoy this recipe with family and friends this weekend. Remember, everything tastes better with a Pinch of Love!



  1. This looks amazing Lizy. I am not usually a bread pudding person but I might have to try it.
    Was chuckling when I read your temperatures as I was thinking YEAH it is finally 40 degrees here today, snow if melting and no snow in the forecast... Pinning this.

    1. Hi Marlys...it's still pretty cold here but looking promising for the weekend...no 40's in sight...LOL...we're in the same boat girl we are not too far only separated by a river and a bridge ( I think, I stink at geography among other subjects, LOL) Thank You dear!

  2. ohh deevinne! love it and wish i had some right now.
    I already follow you on FB and didnt see this so i am now stalking you on GFC too:) found you via Natasha In Oz Linky.
    Have a great weekend

  3. Lizy, I love the idea of adding the dried cherries, an extra layer of flavor. And I had to laugh at your "ice cream, just because"!

  4. Ok, yum! This looks and sounds delicious! Love that you used cinnamon raisin bread to add extra flavor. Pinning this and definitely want to try it. Found you at Classy Clutter. :)

    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

  5. Gosh this looks good... Now all I have to do is find dried cherries !

  6. I love bread pudding - why have I never added dried cherries? Thanks for the great idea. Pinning!


  7. This looks SO delicious! I was just drooling over Starbucks' chocolate cinnamon bread today, but I think this looks even better! Yum.

    1. LOL...thanks Michelle...have you checked the Hibiscus Cooler...you will never go back to Starbucks once you try it! LOL

  8. Pinned ya a'gin (did you see Lion King? lol).

    Really though, I pinned it, it looks amazingly decadent!

  9. This looks insanely delicious!!! Pinned :)

  10. This looks wonderful. I love bread pudding. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  11. Yummy! Anything in a crock pot is a must do! Thanks so much for sharing this @ The Show Off Blog Party!

    The Wondering Brain

    1. Thank You Jessica! always a pleasure to attend your party!

  12. Just pinned this to my recipe board. Gotta try this sometime. Thanks for sharing. Come visit me sometime!!! www.lifeawayfromtheofficechair.blogspot.com.
    Love your blog. New follower!!!!

  13. I love Chocolate/pudding...just my two two favorite words. I have one recipe for chocolate pudding as well, here is the link:
    Following you GF, I might be already a follower..it didn't take me the same process as usually. Have a blessed week!

  14. How delicious does this sound?? WOW! Pinned :) Thanks for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker!

  15. That looks phenomenal. The chocolate must go perfectly with the cinnamon raising bread. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.