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Grilled Dark Chocolate Sandwich

March/April 2007

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Both simpler and more decadent than a chocolate croissant, a grilled chocolate sandwich is a marriage of bread and chocolate in which the two components are evenly matched.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I have a version of this sandwich every morning. No need for the extra calories of the evaporated milk. I simply toast one slice of multi-grain bread, spread with butter (optional) and 1 ounce of melted dark chocolate. Delicious! "
Grilled Dark Chocolate Sandwich Recipe

Makes: 8 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 8 slices thin whole-wheat or white sandwich bread
  • 3 tablespoons bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted hazelnuts, (optional)

Preparation

  1. Heat evaporated milk just until boiling. Add chocolate, let stand for 1 minute, then whisk until smooth. Let cool slightly.
  2. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Divide the chocolate mixture on the unbuttered side of 4 slices, leaving a little border. Press chocolate chips and nuts, if using, into the chocolate. Cover with the remaining slices of bread, buttered-side up, and press lightly.
  3. Cook the sandwiches in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Turn over, press with a spatula, and cook until nicely browned and the chocolate is barely melted, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Per serving: 151 calories; 7 g fat (4 g sat, 1 g mono); 6 mg cholesterol; 21 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 2 g fiber; 131 mg sodium; 28 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat


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