Chocolate-Banana Croissant Panini
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Our simple sandwich is inspired by pain au chocolat, a much-loved after-school snack in France. Literally a chocolate bar sandwiched between two slices of bread, this sweet treat is also enjoyed by schoolchildren in Spain.
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- 2 day-old croissants, cut in half horizontally
- 2 oz. bittersweet chocolate shavings
- 1 small banana, cut diagonally into 1/4-inch
Directions:Preheat an electric panini maker to medium according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Lay the bottom half of each croissant, cut side up, on a clean work surface. Sprinkle with about two-thirds of the chocolate, dividing equally. Arrange the banana slices on top, then sprinkle with the remaining chocolate. Place the top half of each croissant, cut side down, on top.
Place the sandwiches on the preheated panini maker and close the lid. Cook according to the manufacturer's instructions until the chocolate is melted and the tops are golden, 5 to 7 minutes.
Transfer the sandwiches to a cutting board and cut in half. Serve immediately. Serves 4.