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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! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cheese, grilled chocolate cheese
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 658kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • bowl
  • Mixer
  • Frying Pan
  • spatula
  • Butter knife
  • Stove

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.

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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

Calories: 658kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 772mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 639IU | Calcium: 295mg | Iron: 4mg