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Chocolate Panini Recipe

Chocolate Panini Recipe

“I created this sweet treat for my new husband when I was learning to use the panini maker we‘d received as a wedding gift,“ writes Kayla Wilcoxson from her home in Abilene, Texas. “Sometimes I’ll use different fruits...but it always brings me rave reviews!“
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 2 slices white bread
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 milk chocolate candy bar (1.55 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped


  • 1. Butter one side of each slice of bread; sprinkle with sugar. Spread cream cheese over the other side. Place candy bar on the cream cheese side of one slice; top with the other slice, butter side up.
  • 2. Cook on an indoor grill or panini maker for 2-3 minutes or until bread is browned and candy bar is melted. Cut in half; top with strawberries and whipped cream. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 250 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein .

Reviews for Chocolate Panini

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Brenda2772 101557
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"Wonderfully easy! Great inspiration starter to better utilized Panini maker."

pack1966 147426
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2008

The best bread for peanut butter and banana sandwiches (my all-time favorite!) is fresh white loaf bread. If, however, you want to make it gourmet and/or grill it, I'd go with a good multi-grain wheat sourdough. That will better stand up to heat and press (if you use one).

carrolcofer 158055
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2008

"My husband loves peanut butter & banana sandwiches which, now that I'm thinking about it, would probably be pretty tasty warm.  

Is there a particular bread that you use or just any loaf bread?  
I saw Paula Deen make a sandwich on her show once that was the fried PB & Nanner type but then she put cinnamon sugar on the outside of it.  As if the sandwich fried in a pan of butter weren't enough, let's add sugar.  May my sweet tooth never been that needy.  

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