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
Makes: 2 sandwiches
Prep time: 1 min
Cook time: 7 min
teaspoon Unsalted butter
slices sweet or sourdough French bread or firm white sandwich bread
ounces broken or chopped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, or 1/3 cup chocolate chips
pinch Coarse sea salt (optional)
tablespoon sugar mixed with 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- 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.
- 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.
- Serve immediately, sprinkled with a pinch of sea salt or a dusting of cinnamon sugar, if you like.
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