Macabella Croissant Pudding – full of chocolatey, macadamia yumminess!

In association with Macabella
Macabella Croissant Pudding - filled with chocolatey, nutty yumminess! Fab Food 4 AllI have great pleasure sharing my Macabella Croissant Pudding with you today. When I was asked by Macabella (which has just been launched in the UK) to develop a recipe using their delicious cocoa and macadamia spread my taste buds immediately thought of croissants and then to a bread and butter style pudding. I had a hard job on my hands keeping the family’s mitts off the jars of Macabella Crunch and Macabella Velvet when they arrived. After initially trying the Macabella Crunch I told the kids not to have any more until I had cooked something with it. They weren’t happy as they really loved it, no surprise then that it won in the Spreads Category in the Australian Product of the Year 2016. Even hubby was tucking in behind my back!


I chose the Macabella Crunch to make this Macabella Croissant Pudding as the crunchy pieces of macadamia add a lovely texture dimension but of course you could always use the Macabella Velvet which is smooth if preferred. With 19.5% of macadamia nuts in every jar of Macabella Crunch and 15% in the Macabella Velvet these spreads have the highest percentage of nuts of any supermarket sperads. All the ingredients in Macabella are sustainably sourced and are guaranteed to be of premium quality.

Macabella Croissant Pudding - filled with chocolatey, nutty yumminess! Fab Food 4 All

So what did the family think of my Macabella Croissant Pudding? Well as you can imagine they loved it, and there were soon 4 empty bowls. We did manage to polish off the lot but I think it could serve 6 quite easily too. You can get hold of Macabella in Sainsbury’s stores throughout the UK at an rrp of £3. So if you buy a jar of Macabella with the intention of making this pudding I suggest you hide it, otherwise you might just find your family got there first!

Macabella Croissant Pudding - filled with chocolatey, nutty yumminess! Fab Food 4 All


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Macabella Croissant Pudding - full of chocolatey, nutty yumminess!
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Macabella Croissant Pudding is like Bread and Butter Pudding only pimped up with croissants and the chocolatey nuttiness of Macabella Crunch!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4 - 6
  • 6 stale croissants (medium sized)
  • Macabella Crunch for spreading
  • 2 large eggs
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 400 ml semi-skimmed or full fat milk
  • Icing sugar to dust (optional)
  1. Butter a 20cm square oven proof dish.
  2. Side slice the croissants and spread one side with a generous layer of Macabella Crunch.
  3. Sandwich the croissants back together and cut each into 3 equal sized pieces.
  4. Place the croissant pieces into the dish with some of the cut surfaces showing, packing them in tightly in a single layer.
  5. Place the eggs into a large bowl and beat.
  6. Add the caster sugar, vanilla bean paste/extract and milk and beat again until well combined.
  7. Pour over the croissant pieces and use a fork to fully immerse them in the milky mixture.
  8. Leave to soak for 15 minutes at room temperature.
  9. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  10. Place the dish on the bottom shelf of the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  11. Dust with icing sugar if wished and serve with cream, ice cream or custard.

If this Macabella Croissant Pudding has put you in the mood for comforting winter puddings you might like to check out the following:

Banana & Chocolate Quesadillas – Fab Food 4 All
Giant Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies with a luscious filling – Tin & Thyme (uses Macabella)
Slow Cooker Golden Syrup Suet Pudding
– Munchies & Munchkins
Slow Cooker Pannetone Bread & Butter Pudding – BakingQueen74

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Macabella Croissant Pudding - filled with chocolatey, nutty yumminess! Fab Food 4 All

NB: This recipe was commissioned by Macabella and all opinions are my own.

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  1. Julie Williams Nash

    Okay so I made this today and almost cried with happiness when I made it. Absolutely delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Aaw Julie, that makes me so happy to hear:-)

  2. Richard Eldred Hawes

    I got to like Macadamian nuts when I lived in South Africa, this spread sounds lovely

    1. Camilla

      It’s a lovely spread, used it in my Black Forest & Banana Smoothie the other day:-)

  3. A S,Edinburgh

    I’ve been hearing a lot about Macabella, but I haven’t tried it yet. It sounds pretty amazing on its own, but this would be irresistible!

    1. Camilla

      It really is fab:-)

  4. William Gould

    Wow! We usually have warm croissant with jam at the weekend. This looks like a better alternative in the colder months!

    1. Camilla

      Can’t beat a croissant and this pudding just turns them up a gear:-)

  5. Amy Fidler

    This is one recipe i’ll def be trying x

    1. Camilla

      Great Amy:-)

  6. Heather Haigh

    This sounds totally lush!

    1. Camilla

      It really is Heather:-)

  7. Shobha Keshwani

    Wow.. what a yummy Macabella croissant pudding.. perfectly made and looks so inviting. A treat for dessert lovers. It is a pity that I can’t get Macabella crunch here .. If I could lay my hands on a bottle I would definitely give it a try.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Shobha, what a shame but perhaps Macabella will head your way one day:-)

  8. Nayna Kanabar

    I am drooling at this pudding and the photos!!! I love the sound of the macadamia nuts with cocoa. I would love to try this product.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Nayna! The Macabella is glorious:-)

  9. Kavey

    Gorgeous, not tried this spread but love the sound of it and will search it out. Can’t beat choc nut spreads in bready puddings!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kavey, yes do find some Macabella, I’m sure you’ll love it:-)

  10. Kate - gluten free alchemist

    This sounds divine….. although I didn’t think croissants stayed around long enough to get stale. The Macabella spread look delicious too! I’ll have to check that one out…. I am assuming it is gluten free???

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kate! I buy a lot of baked goods reduced in the evening so easy for me to have stale croissants to bake with:-) Just got my daughter to read the label as my eyesight is so bad and it does say something about cereals and may contain gluten.

  11. Mina Joshi

    Macabella Croissant Pudding sounds heavenly. I would love to try this spread on cinnamon rolls or pancakes too. Must get a bottle next time I shop.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Mina, yes it’s great spread on many things:-)

  12. Choclette

    Macabella is super scrummy stuff. I’m finding it very hard to stop myself trying just another spoonful. What a great idea to use it in a bread and butter style pudding.

    1. Camilla

      It really is scrummy and works so well in this pudding:-)

  13. kellie@foodtoglow

    Christmas stocking material as well as great kitchen item for self. I am not a Nutella fan (can’t do hazelnuts) but macadamias, well yes please! I trust your kids didn’t bug you too much about not letting them sample it first, especially as they got to tuck into this gorgeous pud. Total yum!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kellie, oh they did get to sample first, I then had to say “no more” and then I found hubby had been tucking in behind my back LOL! He never usually eats chocolate nut spread but that’s the power of Macabella-)

  14. Sharon

    Oh wow!!! This sounds so decadent and delicious! I love the idea of a chocolate spread with macadamia. I hope it comes to the US!!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sharon, in can only be a matter of time I’m sure:-)

  15. Kate @ Veggie Desserts

    What a wonderful way to turn stale croissant into something sensational! I can’t wait to pick up a jar of Macabella at Sainsburys – I’m dying to try it!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kate, yes it is a great way to use up stale croissants:-) I’m sure you’re going to love Macabella:-)

  16. Mellissa Williams

    This looks so tempting and I bet it tastes fantastic out of the oven all hot and steaming. The Macabella spread sounds like it would be fabulous on toast as well!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Melissa! Yes you can spread Macabella on pretty much anything:-) I may just go and make myself a slice of toast with it right now LOL:-)

  17. Talya

    Wow I never think about using croissants in a pudding but I definitely will now – this looks delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Talya, yes croissants work great in bread and butter style puds:-)

  18. Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine

    I love macadamia nut butter– but a chocolate one? This sounds so amazing. What a creative use for it, too.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Michelle, I’ve never had Macadamia Nut Butter! I’m sure you’d love Macabella:-)

  19. Cricket Plunkett

    I’m not a big bread pudding person, but think it sounds so much better with croissants!

    1. Camilla

      I’m sure you’d love it:-)

  20. Bee

    This looks waaaay too delicious, croissants are the bomb! I could eat the whole thing!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Bee:-)

  21. Laura@howtocookgoodfood

    This is just about my ideal pudding and that spread sounds amazing. I would skip straight to pud and forget the main course if I knoew this was on the menu!

    1. Camilla

      LOL thanks Laura:-)

  22. Willow | Will Cook For Friends

    Oh man, this sounds GOOD. I love nutella, but I’ve never even heard of a macadamia nut spread like this. I’ll have to keep my eye out for it so I can give it a try!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Willow, it is incredible stuff-)

  23. Linda @ Your Daily Food Choices

    We love bread pudding and this is such a clever take on this wonderful dessert. Using croissants is a great idea. Not familiar with Macabella but it sounds divine. Macadamias are my hubby’s favorite nut.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Linda, can’t recommend it enough-)

  24. Christine

    I have to say I’ve never had croissant pudding and I can’t wait to try it now!

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Christine, you have a treat in store:-)

  25. Dom

    oh good lord stop this now… this looks insanely good. I could swim in this. (is that odd? I don’t care!)

    1. Camilla

      Dom I love your enthusiasm, you can swim in my pudding anytime, just bring one of those frilly bathing caps and some flippers:-)

  26. Katie Bryson

    What a glorious dessert Camilla – such a clever use of the Macabella Spread. I’m cooking with mine this week, but have had to hide the jars as my boys go mad for anything nut butter/chocolate related so i’ve not even dared open the jars yet!!!!!!!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Katie. Very sensible of you, I shall follow your lead in future:-)

  27. Janette@CulinaryGinger.com

    What is this Macabella spread I’m missing out on? I want to eat it out of the jar. I need to find this the next time I’m home in England. This pudding is fabulous.

    1. Camilla

      Well England or Australia Janette, whichever is closer-)

  28. Sus // roughmeasures.com

    This looks like serious heaven in a dish and even more heaven in a jar! I want to try this spread right now!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sus, it truly is heavenly whether off the spoon or in a culinary creation:-)

  29. Platter Talk

    What a splendid breakfast or brunch idea for the holidays! A must do.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Dan, I’m not sure I could eat it for Breakfast but if that’s what you like then fill your boots:-)

  30. Lucy

    Your croissant pudding looks so good and I can’t wait to try the Macabella spread! Luckily I shop in Sainsburys most weeks so will have a look next time I pop in. It sounds like a wonderful new flavour for breakfasts too.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Lucy, it’s gone down a storm hear:-)

  31. Margot

    Both your croissant pudding recipe and the Macabella spread sounds soooo good!! If I only had all of the ingredients at hand I would be already in the kitchen preparing it for my girls 🙂 5*

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thank you so much Margot. A trip to Sainsbury’s it is then:-)

  32. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    YUUUUUM. I love the look of this! I’ve never liked Nutella because I hate hazelnuts, so Macabella sounds so much more suitable for me! I will definitely keep my eyes peeled for this.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Becca, yes you’d love Macabella I’m sure:-)

  33. gingeybites

    This looks SO good Camilla! I don’t really have a sweet tooth, until it comes to nutty chocolate treats! Yum.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Alex, I’m sure you’d love it-)

  34. Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed

    What a delicious pudding Camilla. I love the sound of the Macabella especially the crunchy one.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah, yes I’m sure you’d love Macabella. My daughter made herself a Macabella sandwich tonight when she decided she didn’t want the rhubarb crumble on offer!

  35. Corina

    IT looks amazing and I suspect that the Macabella spread is dangerously addictive too! I haven’t tried it yet but I will look out for it.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Corina, I think my daughter is already addicted:-)

  36. munchies & munchkins

    Oh this looks so good Camilla. I really want to try that spread, sounds delicious! Need to get to sainsburys x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Becky, yes do head on down to Sainsburys for a jar or two:-)

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