Chocolate Grilled Cheese Recipes

You’re a brave soul for clicking on this post.  We like curious and adventurous spirits in a reader. Few people would even consider pairing chocolate with grilled cheese—let alone bite into a grilled cheese sandwich with chocolate inside of it.

But as the saying goes, fortune favors the brave. Your reward for culinary courage will be a decadent blend of creamy, savory, sweet, and altogether unexpected flavors and textures that promise to forever change the way you look at the humble grilled cheese sandwich. To get started, give any of these chocolate grilled cheese recipes a try.

Dark Chocolate, Raspberry, and Brie Grilled Cheese

You’ll notice brie shows up in a lot of chocolate grilled cheese recipes, and there’s a good reason for that. The rich, creamy cheese serves as a great complement to the bolder flavors of dark chocolate and the heartiness of bread. This recipe further ups the ante with the addition of bright red raspberries, which add a touch of welcome sweetness to balance out this sandwich!

Deviant Dark Chocolate and Parmesan Grilled Cheese

Parmesan cheese, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and balsamic vinegar: At first glance, those ingredients might sound like the foundation for three separate meals—not one grilled cheese sandwich. But don’t write this combo off until you try it. The dark-chocolate-balsamic combination creates a complex, flavorful spread that takes this grilled cheese to a whole other level.

Fontina, Apricot, and Chocolate Grilled Cheese

This recipe walks the line between sweet and savory thanks to thick slices of fontina cheese, sweet apricot jam, sourdough bread, and a rich chocolate spread. The jam and cheese fold together while the chocolate oozes out of the sourdough crust. The recipe calls for using a store-bought chocolate spread, but you can  melt down less processed chocolate to step up the delicious in this sammie.

Grilled Cheese with Mascarpone, Caramelized Peaches, and Dark Chocolate

Some may say this sandwich is more a dessert than it is dinner, but we say delicious is delicious, no matter what time you eat it. Peaches and mascarpone are a proven combination, and the addition of dark chocolate adds extra dimension of flavor. Go heavy on the mascarpone to balance out the sweetness of the caramelized peaches and chocolate.

Grilled Chocolate Cheddar

Few chocolate grilled cheese recipes dare to mix cheddar with chocolate, but this one goes there—and it pulls it off. Cheddar isn’t the only unexpected ingredient; the recipe also utilizes cayenne pepper and powdered sugar. This makes for a creamy, chocolatey, and slightly spicy dish with a pretty dusting of powdered sugar to finish off the presentation.

Pan-Seared Bananas and Chocolate Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Who says vegans can’t enjoy (chocolate) grilled cheese? This creative recipe uses dairy-free butter and cheese substitutes. It also adds a unique twist in the form of pan-seared banana slices. We all know bananas and chocolate go well together, and somehow the addition of cheese and bread only enhances this combination.

From parmesan to mascarpone, cheddar to brie, or even some yummy vegan cheese, the grilled cheese sandwich is not beholden to any one kind of cheese. While there’s nothing wrong with the classic, dabbling in a new chocolatey and cheesy combination could elevate this diner staple to new heights!