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Chocolate Panini

“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.
  • Makes
    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


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

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  • Brenda2772
    Apr 15, 2012

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

  • pack1966
    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
    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.