December is the month to indulge but with busy holiday schedules I’m all about making things as easy as possible. Simple and decadent desserts are what I like to make through the holiday season. The bittersweet chocolate is spiced with cinnamon and vanilla and best topped with a scoop of tangy creme fraiche or whipped cream. The absolute best part of this dessert is the buttery and super-crunchy chocolate tops of the croissants after the pudding is baked. I may or may not have eaten all the crunchy tops off this bread pudding. The crunchiness serves as a really great textural contrast to the soft center pudding– it is irresistible!