A tender, crispy outside ... a rich, cakey inside ... and a delicious, flavorful Reese's-style peanut butter-and-chocolate filling -- that' the reality of this quick and tasty breakfast or snack panini.
My mom introduced me to savory paninis not long ago, and I was surprised at how good they are. One morning when I was alone home, I wanted something special and quick, so I made this peanut butter-and-chocolate panini. It might not look like a lot of filling in the pictures, but you can definitely taste the awesome Reese's combo, and the texture of the panini is superb.
I used a whole grain bun for the bread, which is sturdier than toast bread and yielded a wonderfully crispy crust. I buttered the buns with coconut oil for extra richness (plus coconut oil is good for you!) and it seeped into the bun and made it deliciously rich and cakey. The peanut butter is homemade with only peanuts and salt, and the chocolate spread is this homemade nutella, which is lower in sugar and has good-for-you extra dark chocolate in it. So all in all, I would call this an okay-healthy breakfast or snack when you want something quick and delicious!
Finally, here is a secret for those who don't have a panini press: I used a waffle iron to make my panini, and it yielded a cute pattern and extra crispy crust area!
Step 1: You Will Need...
1 whole-grain bun (Italian-style bread is good because it is sturdier and has a crust)
coconut oil (optional)
peanut butter (preferably natural with only peanuts and salt)
chocolate spread (like this Homemade Quality Nutella)
a panini press of waffle iron
Step 2: Butter the Bread
Slice the bun and butter it with coconut oil (optional).
Spread chocolate spread onto one half and peanut butter onto the other.
Sandwich the bun back together.
Step 3: Grill
Place the bun in the panini press or waffle iron (like I did) and squeeze the lid hard down to press the panini flat. There is no need of using grease in the pan since the bun has a crust already. As soon as the panini is pressed flat, you can release the pressure and the panini should stay that way.
Now look at that peanut butter oozing out! Yum!
Give the panini about a minute. It might be tempting to give it longer, but don't! It will become way too hot, and you will burn yourself trying to eat that QUICK snack you wanted.
When the panini is done, gently lift it up with a fork.
Step 4: Enjoy!
Now, bite into your warm, crispy, gooey Reese's panini and dream yourself away!