Grilled Chocolate and Cherries

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Cherries are in season! At least I think they are since they are all over my grocery store. The little guy totally freaked when he saw them this weekend. He’s a cherry fanatic! So we picked up a half a pound.

Normally we just eat them straight up but I was inspired tonight by a chocolate craving and a desire for dessert. Here’s what I came up with. Warning: I went a picture happy… Grilled Chocolate and Cherries

  • 1 whole grain sandwich thin (I found new square ones!) (you could also use a slice of bread rolled out or a tortilla)
  • 1 tbsp mini chocolate chips (14g)
  • 1oz (28g) fresh cherries – about 5

Start by pitting the cherries. Cut them in half and fish it out with a knife OR get yourself Oxo Good Grips Cherry Pitter a handy dandy cherry pitter. It’s one of the few “uni-taskers” I actually use.

Once the cherries are pitted, half them.

As you’ll see in all the pictures, the little guy got pretty handy with it!

Here’s the cherries and the sandwhich thin (and the little guy.)

Grilled Chocolate and Cherries - the cherriesGrilled Chocolate and Cherries - the thin

Cut the thin in half and spread the mini chips on one side.

Grilled Chocolate and Cherries step 1Grilled Chocolate and Cherries - step 2

Place the halved cherries on top on the chips. Replace the top.

Grilled Chocolate and Cherries - step 3Grilled Chocolate and Cherries - step 4

Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Transfer the thin to the skillet. Cook for 1 minute pressing it with a spatuala or smaller pan. We used a tea kettle.

Grilled Chocolate and Cherries - step 5Grilled Chocolate and Cherries - step 6

Flip and cook for an additional minute while pressing it down a bit. Cut into smaller rectangles and eat!

Grilled Chocolate and Cherries - step 7Grilled Chocolate and Cherries - step 8

Oh.. one more shot. I posted so many already, why not? ;)

Grilled Chocolate and Cherries - the bite

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
185 6g 6g old: 3 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
13g 3g 36g 5g
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  1. Lori

    Just tonight I googled pitting cherries and found a youtube video showing how to pit them using a paperclip. Easy peasy!

  2. roni

    Try it on a thin slice of whole grain cut in half. Or even a whole grain English muffin. I bet you it would be just as good!

  3. Kathy

    I agree with allijag….this one is amazing!!! I especially love how you showed step by step pictures. I love any recipe that shows lots of instructional recipes. I’m making these tonight! Kathy
    Ps. Your little guy is growing!

  4. Susan

    OMG…I tried this and it was fabulous! You are right…cherries are in season. I used an Arnold’s honey wheat sandwich thin. Yummy yummy t
    yummy… And only 3 points! I may try it with strawberries too :-)

  5. Veronica

    Woo-hoo! I’m in love! But where’s your review? Come on, did you like it? Was it crispy on the outside? Juicy & melty on the inside? Give us the scoop.

  6. roni

    LOL It was so good I think I was in shock when I wrote it up! It was crisp thanks to the high heat, non stick cooking spray and kid pressure. ;) The inside was warm and gooey-ish. The chocolate mixed with the cherry that almost seem to melt a bit. It was perfectly simply and delicious.

    How’s that? ;)

  7. Amy

    Hi Roni,
    Wanted to let you know that we made your Grilled Cherry and Chocolate Melts today. We were trying different ingredients and the final results from all 6 children that were eating them, unaninous…chocolate chips, banana slices, on flax/oatmeal wraps. yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Debra Cadovius

    Oh my gosh! I needed a new night-time treat for completing workouts (that’s my daily gratification) and this looks DIVINE!!! Thanks for posting! I can’t wait to try this!

  9. Jan

    I have been craving this since you posted. I finally had a chance to buy the ingredients today. Yummy snack tonight!

  10. Deanna - The Unnatural Mother

    I carried around this recipe in my bag for 16 days, I finally made them last night, and oh wow, yummo!!!! With that being said, I am lazy, and will definitly do it again. I may have to do it with blueberries because it took me too long to pit the cherries, either way, thanks for sharing, it’s in my cookbook!!

    Also, anyway we can make this healthy: link to thepioneerwoman.com

    no butter? grill the veggies and perhaps pam?

  11. Katy

    I just made this for a late afternoon snack (to avoid going out and purchasing somethign really unhealthy like ice cream). This really hit the spot! I see a whole new world of hot fruit sandwiches — PB and Banana, Almond Butter and Peaches, whoo hoo!

  12. Ronni

    This sounds amazing as a dessert, and I just had a thought for a breakfast! Make a piece of french toast,cut it on a diagonal, fill it with the cherries and chocolate, cook it again just to melt the chocolate! I’m going to try it this week and let you know! haha

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