Slices of Italian bread do dessert duty in this chocolatey panini—a simple but clever adaptation of the restaurant favorite, Bananas Foster.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped banana s
2 oz. (1/2 of 4-oz. pkg.) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, finely chopped
8 (1/2-inch-thick) Italian bread slices (1/2 of 8-inch round loaf)
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
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Let's Make It
Heat panini grill.
Mix cream cheese and sugar in medium bowl until blended. Stir in bananas and chocolate; spread onto 4 bread slices. Cover with remaining bread slices.
Brush both sides of sandwiches with butter.
Grill 2 min. or until golden brown. Cut in half.
Enjoy a serving of this rich-and-indulgent treat on special occasions.
Creamy Pineapple Dessert Panini
Prepare as directed, omitting chocolate and substituting 1/2 cup well-drained canned crushed pineapple for the bananas.
If You Don't Have a Panini Grill
Heat large skillet on medium heat. Add sandwiches, in batches if necessary; cook 2 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides, gently pressing down tops of sandwiches with spatula to flatten slightly as they cook.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 34g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
8 servings, 1/2 sandwich each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.