I have been struggling at keeping the kids busy during all the snow days. Since it’s been snowing and raining, they can only be outside for a certain period of time before coming in soaked, usually around 45 seconds.
Chocolate bread pudding was a perfect choice because they can do all the prep for this one. They can also be acceptably destructive as they tear the bread apart with their bare hands. I like to use cinnamon raisin bread, but I also throw some regular bread in. I have also made this recipe when the kids have neglected to tie the bread up and half the loaf has gone stale.
12 slices of bread, I like cinnamon raisin, but you can use whatever is available.
1 1/2 cups of milk
1 cup of semi sweet or dark chocolate chips
2 large eggs
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
Confectioners sugar to dust.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Have the kids tear the bread into large chunks. Place (or throw) the bread in the greased casserole pan.
Meanwhile, heat the milk with the chocolate and stir until the chocolate melts. Beat the eggs and sugar together, add the chocolate to the eggs slowly so that you don’t scramble the eggs. When that is mixed, pour the chocolate egg mixture over the bread. Bake for about 20 minutes.
This kept them happy for about thirty minutes. SUCCESS. I have also made it up to the point that it needs to be baked and served it at brunch. It’s super easy and costs less than $4.00.
Please let me know how you like this!! Have fun with the kids!!