5 Ingredients or Fewer

Grilled Chocolate Sandwiches

February 21, 2014
Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

Crusty, hot, and melty chocolate sandwiches make a decadent snack, but cut into daintier portions and nestled with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, they make a dynamite dessert for company. They're fun too. —Alice Medrich

  • Prep time 1 minute
  • Cook time 7 minutes
  • Makes 2 sandwiches
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon Unsalted butter
  • 4 slices sweet or sourdough French bread or firm white sandwich bread
  • 2 ounces broken or chopped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, or 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 pinch Coarse sea salt (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar mixed with 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Butter one side of each slice of bread generously. In a skillet big enough to hold them, cook the slices butter side down over medium heat, just until pale gold on one side.
  2. Cover two of the slices with chocolate. Flip a naked slice on top, butter side up. Cook, turning the sandwiches as necessary, until the chocolate is softened and the sandwiches are browned on both sides.
  3. Serve immediately, sprinkled with a pinch of sea salt or a dusting of cinnamon sugar, if you like.

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My career was sparked by a single bite of a chocolate truffle, made by my Paris landlady in 1972. I returned home to open this country’s first chocolate bakery and dessert shop, Cocolat, and I am often “blamed” for introducing chocolate truffles to America. Today I am the James Beard Foundation and IACP award-winning author of ten cookbooks, teach a chocolate dessert class on Craftsy.com, and work with some of the world’s best chocolate companies. In 2018, I won the IACP Award for Best Food-Focused Column (this one!).