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Grilled Chocolate Cheese

The SURPRISING taste revelation of this grilled chocolate cheese recipe will have your family and friends BEGGING for more! PLUS, you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood with a rich, melty flavorful new sensation! 

Grilled chocolate cheese sandwich on cutting board with cheese oozing down side of bread

Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy
  • You probably have everything you need already (or can get it easily)
  • The best bestie reported that it was the best thing they ate on vacation in Puerto Rico and even her mama loved it!

Here’s How It’s Done

STEP 1: Chop up your chocolate (use a tasty milk chocolate). It has to be very fine. 

milk chocolate bar chopped super small on a cutting board

STEP 2:  Mix the butter and chocolate well. You made chocolate butter!!

butter and chocolate mixed together in a silver bowl with spatula

STEP 3. Smear the “butter” onto the bread.

Bread with chocolate butter smeared on it.

STEP 4. Grill in a heavy skillet!

Two grilled chocolate cheese sandwiches in a frying pan

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What Kind Of Cheese Do I use for This Sandwich?

The best kind of cheese to use a mild to medium cheddar. If you have access to Hoop Cheese like we find in North Carolina, that is the kind to use!

Does Cheese REALLY Go with Chocolate?

Sure does! It isn’t an expected taste but is interesting and GOOD together! In fact, for a while Trader Joes had a chocolate cheddar cheese available!

What Kind Of Chocolate Do I Use? 

You might think DARK chocolate, but NOPE! For this recipe you’ll want to use a very good quality milk chocolate (I like Cadburys or Aldi brands). 

Why Salt and Cayenne? 

Because those really set the whole thing off! That little tang of the salt against the zing of the cayenne and WHOO WEE! Super great!

What Kind Of Bread Is Best for This Grilled Chocolate Cheese Sandwich? 

Really, you can use any type of bread that you like for grilled cheese but this thick, hearty, fluffy white bread is just perfect! Use…

  • Brioche
  • Texas Toast
  • Italian

Sandwich on cutting board with melting cheddar cheese on edge.

Tips and Tricks for Grilled Chocolate Cheese. 

  • Use a thick fluffy white bread like brioche. If you don’t have access to that, then a thick texas toast style sliced bread will work! 
  • A medium cheddar is going to be the best cheese for this use! Hoop Cheese works PERFECTLY! 
  • It’s VERY IMPORTANT to use a good quality milk chocolate!
  • You’ll want to use an unsalted REAL butter of the best quality you can afford. We really like Plugra, Amish Butter or WalMart brand butter. Use unsalted so that you can control where the salt appears in this recipe. 
  • You’ll note that I want you to use KOSHER salt. It’s easy to sprinkle and control. That’s why you’ll want to use it.
  • Use a good kitchen knife or a food processor to chop the chocolate, you’ll need to chop it VERY fine! 
  • I know you are thinking, “the cayenne will make it too spicy” but it won’t. Trust me, you’ll love it!
  • You might wonder if you can use cocoa powder instead, but that won’t work in this recipe.
  • The powdered sugar REALLY MAKES the dish, don’t forget to add it.

sandwich on brown paper with grease spots on paper

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Grilled Chocolate Cheese

The SURPRISING taste revelation of this grilled chocolate cheese recipe will have your family and friends BEGGING for more!  PLUS, you'll be the envy of the neighborhood with a rich, melty flavorful new sensation! 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cheese, grilled chocolate cheese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 658kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes

Ingredients

  • 1 stick of unsalted butter - room temp.
  • 2 oz milk chocolate candy bar good quality - pulverized
  • 2 Tbs unsalted butter
  • 4 slices Brioche or other thick bread
  • 2 oz thick slices of good quality mild cheddar
  • 2 oz milk chocolate candy bar good quality - chopped in small pieces
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • Dash cayenne
  • Powdered Sugar as garnish - if desired

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the stick of butter and ½ of the candy bar( the pulverized part) until well blended on a medium speed. You will need to stop the mixer several times and scrape down the sides. A hand mixer is fine to use too. If you are a zealot and have strong arms - then by all means, mix this by hand.
  • In a heavy duty frying pan on the stovetop over medium low heat (I used my grill pan), melt 2 Tbs unsalted butter.
  • While pan is preheating, spread the butter onto one side each of the four pieces of bread. (You will have about ¼ left over - or heck, use it all! Live a little). Then sprinkle well with the kosher salt and cayenne - this part is important - it imparts flavor.
  • Once the pan is heated, place two of the pieces of bread, butter side down onto the pan. Then place the pieces of cheese onto the bread. Then sprinkle the chocolate that is chopped into small pieces onto the cheese. Then cover this with the other two pieces of bread (making two sandwiches) - with the butter side up. Then cover the whole affair with the lid of a pan so that the cheese will steam and melt well.
  • Cook on one side for about 2 minutes, then turn to the other side - make sure to put the lid back on. If at any point, you start to smell a burning smell, turn the heat down and check your sandwich. Just know that sugary stuff burns easily - and you have to be careful with these.
  • Your sandwich is done when the cheese is melty and the bread is crusty and looks like a grilled cheese sandwich. Cut in half so that the chocolate inside will run down the side of the bread - ‘cause Oooo - wow! Serve immediately. Garnish with powdered sugar if you like.

Notes

  • Use a thick fluffy white bread like brioche.  If you don't have access to that, then a thick texas toast style sliced bread will work! 
  • A medium cheddar is going to be the best cheese for this use!  Hoop Cheese works PERFECTLY! 
  • It's VERY IMPORTANT to use a good quality milk chocolate!  
  • You'll want to use an unsalted REAL butter of the best quality you can afford.  We really like Plugra, Amish Butter or WalMart brand butter. Use unsalted so that you can control where the salt appears in this recipe. 
  • You'll note that I want you to use KOSHER salt.  It's easy to sprinkle and control.  That's why you'll want to use it.
  • Use a good kitchen knife or a food processor to chop the chocolate, you'll need to chop it VERY fine! 
  • I know you are thinking, "the cayenne will make it too spicy" but it won't.  Trust me, you'll love it!
  • The powdered sugar REALLY MAKES the dish, don't forget to add it.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chocolate Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 658 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 25g125%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 772mg32%
Potassium 294mg8%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 639IU13%
Calcium 295mg30%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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***This recipe originally appeared on the pages of Loaves and Dishes August 5, 2016 and has been updated with “why this recipe works”, step by step photos and instructions, frequently asked questions, recipe updates with nutrition information, equipment informations, recipe notes and a video

Here’s that best bestie I was talking about. This is a photo from a year or two ago. 

Wendi and the bestie

Photo credit: Dwight Graybill

And here is a photo of her mom and their vacation where they discovered the best chocolate cheddar sandwich ever! 

man pointing at camera with lady seated in chair.

My best bestie’s Mama with her very own Chocolate Cheddar in Puerto Rico

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From Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount:
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.  And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. ~ Matthew 6:5-8

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jodie filogomo

Monday 9th of December 2019

I'm sharing this with my email readers....who wouldn't love this?? XOXO Jodie

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 12th of December 2019

Hi Jodie! You are so sweet! I hope you love it!

The Book of Food

Friday 6th of December 2019

I personally simply put a piece of chocolote on the cheese and then grill the sandwich.

Wendi Spraker

Friday 6th of December 2019

That sounds delicious too! Thanks for sharing.

Pamela Buchanan

Friday 6th of December 2019

Sounds so yummy! I will be trying this one!

Wendi Spraker

Friday 6th of December 2019

Hi Pam! It's totally different and so strangely good! lol. There used to be a chocolate cheddar that you could get at Trader Joes, but last I checked, they quit carrying it. That's where I first learned of this odd food combination. But its one of those things that you are oddly drawn too. :)

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