Impress your sweatheart with these easy-to-make delicious chocolate treat from


  • 2 Tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 8 slices rustic white or wheat bread, sliced from a dense bakery loaf
  • 4 to 8 tablespoons chocolate spread, such as Nudo Italia or Nutella


Step 1

Heat the panini press to medium-high heat.

Step 2

For each sandwich: Spread butter on one slice bread, then flip it over and spread 1 to 2 tablespoons of chocolate spread on the other side (if you’re planning to trim the crusts, it isn’t necessary to spread the chocolate all the way to the edges of the bread). Butter a second slice of bread; with a heart-shaped cookie cutter, punch a heart out of the center of the bread. Position the bread slice with the heart “window” on top of the first bread slice, creating a sandwich, so that the chocolate spread appears through the heart. If you’d like, trim away the bread crusts.

Step 3

Grill two panini at a time until the bread is toasted, 3 to 4 minutes.