I saw this dessert in the latest issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, and I really wanted to try it! OH. MY. This is one of our family's new favorite desserts. This dessert is SO GOOD I can't even explain how good it is. You must try this. It is all kinds of yummy. The original recipe calls for semi-sweet chocolate chips, but I only had milk chocolate. The milk chocolate taste was wonderful, and I don't think I'd try it any other way. The mixture that you drizzle on in the end tastes almost like rich hot chocolate. Give this one a try!! It would make a terrific Valentine's Day dessert!
S'mores Bread Pudding
4 hot dog buns, cut in 1-inch pieces
1 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg (I used cinnamon because my pickies don't like nutmeg; it was divine.)
1 cup miniature marshmallows
3/4 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips
5 graham cracker squares, coarsley crushed (about 1/2 cup - put them in a baggie and smash them with your hands)
2 Tbsp. milk
1 - Preheat the oven to 325. Grease a 2 quart square baking dish. Place bun pieces on a baking sheet and bake 7-8 minutes or until dry and crisp.
2 - In a medium bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Add the sweetened condensed milk, 3/4 cup milk, vanilla and nutmeg (or cinnamon).
3 - Place bun pieces in prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup each of the marshmallows and chocolate pieces. Evenly pour milk mixture over all. Let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with crushed graham crackers. Bake, uncovered, for 35 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of the remaining marshmallows and bake for another 5 minutes.
4 - For drizzle, in a small saucepan heat and whisk the remaining marshmallows, chocolate pieces, and 2 Tbsp. milk over low heat until melted and smooth. Drizzle over bread pudding. Cool 20-30 minutes before serving. (Or if you're like me, dig right in and burn your face off! It's the only way to go.)