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Chocolate Raspberry Panini

If you cannot find fresh raspberries, strawberries make an excellent substitution."

Ingredients

4 slices crusty Italian loaf or challah bread (each about 4 x 3 x 1/2 inches)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup fresh raspberries
confectioners’ sugar for dusting
cinnamon for dusting
fresh raspberries and mint leaves for garnish


Instructions

Preheat the Cuisinart® Griddler® Jr. in the closed position to medium while assembling panini. Brush one side of each slice of bread with melted butter. Place 2 slices of bread on work surface, buttered side down. Top each one with the chocolate, then raspberries, in equal amounts. Place remaining bread on top, buttered side up.

Carefully place panini on the bottom grill plate of the preheated Griddler®. Close while applying light pressure to handle for about 20 seconds. Grill panini for about 5 minutes, until the chocolate is melted and the bread is toasted golden brown and crispy.

Remove; cut in half on the diagonal. Dust lightly with confectioners’ sugar and cinnamon. Serve warm, garnished with additional raspberries and mint if desired.

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Servings

Makes 2 panini

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

Calories 200 (54% from fat) • carb. 25g • pro. 4g • fat 15g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 10mg • sod. 120mg • calc. 36mg • fiber 2g