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Chocolate Panini

Oxmoor House
Prep time 3 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Yield 10 sandwiches
A slender loaf of rustic Italian bread is the ideal shape to use for these little dessert sandwiches. Get your dinner guests involved in making and serving these hot off the press.


  • 1 (8-ounce) loaf ciabatta bread
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (4-ounce) bittersweet chocolate baking bar, coarsely chopped (we tested with Ghirardelli)

How to Make It

  1. Preheat panini press according to manufacturer's instructions.

  2. Slice bread into 10 (1") pieces; slice each piece in half. Brush crust sides of each piece of bread with olive oil. Turn bottoms of bread, oiled side down. Place chocolate evenly on bottom pieces of bread; cover with tops of bread, oiled side up.

  3. Place 5 sandwiches in panini press; cook 1 minute or just until chocolate begins to melt and bread is toasted. Repeat procedure with remaining sandwiches. Serve hot.

Christmas with Southern Living 2006