Last updated on September 22nd, 2022
This delicious German Chocolate Bread Pudding is made in the slow cooker and combines all of the favorite German Chocolate flavors! Delicious served warm with vanilla ice cream and toasted coconut!
It took me till well into my adult years to discover the deliciousness that is german bread pudding! And now that I have, I want to experiment with all kinds of flavors.
This German Chocolate Bread Pudding is one of my absolute favorites! Not only does it combine some of my favorite flavors- coconut, pecans, chocolate, and caramel- but it is SO easy to make in the slow cooker! Ideal for a great family get together and would make chocolate lovers go crazy!
With a warm, gooey, custard-like texture, it is amazingly served warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping. It’s perfect for a warm fall or winter evening and would easily become a family favorite.
How to Make Slow Cooker Bread Pudding
Start with a 4 or 5-quart slow cooker and grease the inside of it really well. You don’t want anything to stick to the sides so that you can enjoy all that ooey-gooey goodness for yourself!
Next, you want to cube your bread. Bread pudding is the perfect recipe to use up bread that is just past fresh and verging on stale.
This recipe takes about half a loaf of French Bread or Italian Bread. In fact, you can use half for Garlic Cheesy Bread for dinner and then the other half for this German Chocolate Pudding. It sounds like the perfect night of eating to me!
Once you have your bread cut into cubes, place the bread in the greased slow cooker bowl.
In a large bowl, add eggs, milk, white sugar, brown sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract. You could also use vanilla bean or vanilla pod if desired. Whisk it all together really well and then pour over top of bread cubes.
Very gently toss the bread and chocolate mixture in the slow cooker with a rubber spatula just to make sure all the bread cubes are no longer dry.
Then place the cover on and cook for about 3 to 3.5 hours. You should be able to insert a knife in the center, and it comes out clean.
This is best served warm and even better when served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Looking for More Slow Cooker Recipes?
You can check this Butterscotch pudding cake that is made in the slow cooker and perfect for fall! It goes perfectly with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. You might also like our Slow Cooker Rotel Dip recipe too!
Slow Cooker German Chocolate Bread Pudding
- 8 cups Bread Cubes
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips
- 1 cup Sweetened Coconut Flakes
- 1/2 cup Pecans chopped
- 4 Eggs large
- 1 3/4 cup Milk
- 3/4 cup White Sugar
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
- 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- Grease a 4-5 quart slow cooker bowl.
- Place bread cubes in slow cooker bowl. Top with chocolate chips, coconut flakes and chopped pecans.
- In a large bowl, add eggs, milk, sugar, brown sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined. Pour evenly over top of bread cubes. Gently toss until all bread cubes are coated in milk mixture.
- Cover and cook on low for 3-3.5 hours or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
- Serve warm and toppings of your choice: vanilla ice cream, toasted coconut, caramel sauce and chopped pecans.
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