Double Chocolate Panini

by on December 10, 2013

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If Double Chocolate Panini are wrong, I don’t think I want to be right. :-)

My little kids came home from the park yesterday just as I was finishing up with these photos, and their jaws kind of dropped when they saw the mischief I had gotten into in the kitchen. A chorus of “Can I have chocolate sandwich?!! I want bite!!” began immediately. Nutella and mini chocolate chips on grilled challah isn’t quite an everyday sandwich in our house. But as a special sweet treat every once in a blue moon? Yeah, I’ll go there.

Double Chocolate PaniniThis is definitely dessert…a very rich and sharable dessert. To keep the mini chocolate chips intact — I like their crunchy texture amidst the creamy Nutella — I grill these quickly on high heat. The bread toasts and gets grill marks easily, due to the oil in the bread, but the chips in the middle of the sandwich don’t have a chance to melt.

If these sound like they were inspired by a pregnancy craving, it’s because they were. Not mine, but my friend Bev’s from Bev Cooks. If you follow Bev’s blog, you know she arguably has the most humorous voice in food blogging. She’s wacky, super-cute, self-deprecating and, of course, a wonderful cook. And now she’s expecting twins!

In between her delicious savory recipes, Bev has been chronicling her “Thoughts On This Whole Being Knocked Up Business” – in this latest one she’s found herself clamoring for chocolate. So these Double Chocolate Panini are in honor of her (double for twins, get it?). A bunch of us are throwing a virtual baby shower for her on our blogs today – be sure to check out the full buffet!

Appetizers
Bacon Cotija Guacamole from Gaby Dalkin
Gruyère Gougères from Shaina Olmanson
Lemon Risotto Tarts from Kelly Salemi
Goat Cheese Crostini with Pesto and Roasted Red Peppers from Liz Della Croce
Spinach and Feta Quinoa Bites from Aggie Goodman
Roasted Red Grape, Brie and Rosemary Flatbread from Laurie McNamara
The Fastest Appetizer Ever from Brooke McLay
Apple Pear Tart – Two Ways from Sarah Glyer

Drinks
Chocolate Chai Frappe from Brandy O’Neill
Cherry Chocolate Kiss Smoothie from Amy Flanigan
Cranberry Sorbet Bellini – Non-Alcoholic and Alcoholic from Megan Keno
Peppermint Mocha Affogato from Christina Lane
toasted marshmallow cream hot chocolate from Jessica Merchant
Pomegranate Lemonade Punch from Heather Christo

Salads
Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Orange and Pine Nuts from Rachel Gurk
Pear Cranberry Arugula Salad from Tracy Benjamin
Brussels Sprout Salad + maple roasted cranberry dressing from Katie Unger
Gluten-Free Pasta Salad from Lisa Thiele
Hearty Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad with Honey Ginger Dressing from Heather Disarro
Winter Citrus Salad from Catherine McCord

Entrees
Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Chicken Sausage Pasta from Heidi Larsen
Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna from Joanne Ozug
cheesy chicken enchilada ‘double’ stacks from Lauren Grier
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Soup from Kevin Lynch
Thai Spiced Chicken with Coconut Cream Swiss Chard from Brandi Evans
Sausage and Red Pepper Quiche from Tasty Kitchen
Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Goat Cheese from Julie Deily

Desserts
Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies from Averie Sunshine
Glazed Dulce de Leche Pound Cake from Meagan Micozzi
Mississippi Mud Pie Brownie Ice Cream from Megan DeKok
Buttermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Cups from Shelly Jaronsky
4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies from Ali Ebright
Sweet Potato Creme Brulee from Brian Samuels
Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Mint Cookies from Aimée Wimbush-Bourque
Mini Chocolate Stout Cheesecake with Salted Beer Caramel Sauce from Jackie Dodd
Red Velvet Hi Hat Cookies from Kristan Roland
Double Chocolate Panini from me!

Double Chocolate Panini

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1 Sarah | The Sugar Hit December 10, 2013 at 3:39 am

This panini and I need to be together. We might be soul mates.
Sarah | The Sugar Hit´s last blog post ..Salted Caramel & Coconut Brownie

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2 Marissa@In My Yellow Cardigan December 10, 2013 at 5:13 am

My own jaw dropped when I saw this in my inbox. I have GOT TO invest in a panini press! This looks amazing!

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3 shelly (cookies and cups) December 10, 2013 at 6:44 am

This whole situation is perfect.
shelly (cookies and cups)´s last blog post ..Buttermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Cups

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4 Aimee @ Simple Bites December 10, 2013 at 8:14 am

I think this is brunch. ;)
Aimee @ Simple Bites´s last blog post ..Whole-wheat double chocolate mint cookies (food processor)

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5 Kathy Strahs December 10, 2013 at 8:28 am

I like how you think. :-)

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6 Bev @ Bev Cooks December 10, 2013 at 9:06 am

I’m loving the words DOUBLE, CHOCOLATE and PANINI all together in one life. Heck. Yes.

Kathy, you’re so sweet to be a part of today’s surprise! I’m an absolute disaster reading all these posts today. It’s so wonderful.

THANK YOU! xo!!
Bev @ Bev Cooks´s last blog post ..Pizza with Pesto Sausage, Spinach and Onion

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7 Kathy Strahs December 10, 2013 at 9:09 am

I hope you’re feeling the love today!! :-)

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8 Mike from Class December 10, 2013 at 10:00 am

The challah was an excellent choice. So good! Holla!

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9 Heather || Heather's Dish December 10, 2013 at 1:58 pm

I can’t tear my eyes away from that first shot. HOLY CHOCOLATE!
Heather || Heather’s Dish´s last blog post ..Hearty Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad with Honey Ginger Dressing

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10 Jackie {The Beeroness} December 10, 2013 at 5:03 pm

I wanna bite of that chocolate sandwich too.

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11 Shaina December 10, 2013 at 6:50 pm

That is one delectable chocolate sandwich.
Shaina´s last blog post ..Gruyère Gougères

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12 Laurie {Simply Scratch} December 10, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Oh heck YES!!! I think I’ll treat myself to one of these tomorrow!
Laurie {Simply Scratch}´s last blog post ..Roasted Red Grape, Brie and Rosemary Flatbread + a SURPRISE Baby Shower for Bev!

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13 Lisa [With Style & Grace] December 10, 2013 at 10:52 pm

you really can’t go wrong with double chocolate!
Lisa [With Style & Grace]´s last blog post ..Gluten-free Pasta Salad (for Bev & Babies)!

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14 brandi December 11, 2013 at 7:31 am

ooh man, this looks perfect! so melty.

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15 Ash-foodfashionparty December 11, 2013 at 10:38 am

This is something I know I’ll love and make a lot of. My boys just love it.

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16 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective December 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm

How lovely is this!?! I’ll take two!
Sommer@ASpicyPerspective´s last blog post ..Sour Cream Whoopie Pies with Chocolate Filling

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17 Cookin Canuck December 13, 2013 at 8:35 am

Holy cow…that looks amazing! My kids would think they were in heaven if I made them these panini.
Cookin Canuck´s last blog post ..Low-Fat Butternut Squash Soup Recipe with Spiced Pepitas

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18 Aggie December 13, 2013 at 8:27 pm

When I was in elementary school, my mom used to pack me Nutella sandwiches for lunch – it was an Italian thing back then so I think it’s so cool and funny that Nutella has become so mainstream and popular now!! My chocolate sandwiches were on plain white bread…no offense to my mom but I would prefer your version :) I bet your kids loved you for this one!! :)
Aggie´s last blog post ..Gingerbread Spiced Nuts

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19 Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl December 14, 2013 at 10:05 pm

What a treat this would be for dinner, I can’t say no to double chocolate – ever!
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl´s last blog post ..I Went Gray + Fashion and Beauty Favorites

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20 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence December 22, 2013 at 6:51 pm

So simple yet so delicious!!
Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence´s last blog post ..Zinfandel Short Ribs with Goat Cheese Polenta and Mixed Herb Gremolata

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21 Nutmeg Nanny December 23, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Oh my, this looks divine!
Nutmeg Nanny´s last blog post ..Sausage and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

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22 Krystle(Baking Beauty) January 16, 2014 at 8:39 pm

I adore my panini press but I’ve never tried any sweet on recipes on it. Looks delicious!
Krystle(Baking Beauty)´s last blog post ..Easy Apple Crisp Recipe

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