The holidays will be here soon and I’m starting to have some serious cravings for seasonal desserts. From apple crisps to pecan pies, peppermint ice cream, pumpkin pies, and bread puddings, I’m just grateful I haven’t yet drooled directly onto my keyboard.

Have you started to put any thought into what you’ll be making your guests for dessert this holiday season? Since the cold weather will be setting in soon, I’m trying to think of all my favorite comfort foods that I enjoyed as a child. This bread pudding recipe, brought to you by Evite in partnership with KING’S HAWAIIAN® Brand, is one particular treat that stands out in my mind as having the ability to warm me straight to the core.

Evite Eggnog Bread Pudding on Plate

If you’ve never made bread pudding yourself, don’t fret. I’m going to show you how to create an irresistible Eggnog Bread Pudding that will have your guests begging you for the recipe — and when they do, you can tell them that your secret is using KING’S HAWAIIAN® Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls in place of regular pieces of torn up bread. These perfectly sweet and fluffy rolls make all the difference in your bread pudding recipe, and you can pick up a pack of 12 easily during your next trip to Walmart. After you try bread pudding made with KING’S HAWAIIAN® Rolls, you’ll never make it the old way again!

Evite Eggnog Bread Pudding King's Hawaiian Packaged


Vanilla cream sauce:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


Step 1: Cut KING’S HAWAIIAN® Rolls into cubes and set aside in a large bowl.

Evite Eggnog Bread Pudding King's Hawaiian Cubes

Step 2: Heat eggnog in the microwave for approximately 3 minutes or until hot. Add remaining ingredients and mix well with a spoon. Add cubed bread to liquid and mix until all bread is saturated.

Evite Eggnog Bread Pudding Step 1

Step 3:  Pour mixture into glass 9″x13″ casserole dish covered with nonstick spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until bubbling.

Evite Eggnog Bread Pudding Step 2

Evite Eggnog Bread Pudding Step 2

Step 4: While bread pudding is cooling, mix all vanilla cream sauce ingredients into a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat for around 7-8 minutes or until mixture is well-blended. Pour over bread pudding.

Evite Eggnog Bread Pudding Step 3

Evite Eggnog Bread Pudding Step 3


Holiday Party Tip: Use Festive Online Invitations to Send to Your Party Guests

Speaking of guests, when it comes to inviting friends and family over for a special holiday meal, I feel like I need to go a little above and beyond a simple email or a Facebook message. I love sending more personalized and festive invites using EVITE! There are so many ways to create invites that will make your guests feel warm and welcome in your home this holiday season. You can easily keep track of who has been invited and who is able to make it or not. This is great for planning meals, desserts, gifts, and your tablescapes. EVITE is my secret weapon during my chaotic holiday planning phase and I know you’re going to love it too.

Wishing you all a stress-free and dessert-filled holiday season! Enjoy!


Start inviting your friends and family to dig into this dessert at your holiday party by sending this free EVITE invitation below or choosing an invitation from our Christmas invitation gallery.

Evite King's Hawaiian Holiday Eats Invitation

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