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Cranberry Chocolate Panini

Cranberry Chocolate Panini
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  • 1/4 cup warm water, (105º F. to 115º F.)
  • 1 pkg. (1/4 oz.) active-dry or fast-rising yeast
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate morsels (optional)
  • 4 bars (8-oz. box) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into pieces
  • 1/4 cup OCEAN SPRAY® CRAISINS® Original Dried Cranberries, coarsely chopped


COMBINE water, yeast in large mixer bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes or until mixture looks creamy. Add evaporated milk, honey, 1 tablespoon butter and salt. With mixer on medium speed, gradually add 2 cups flour, a half cup at a time, scraping bowl often. Using wooden spoon, stir in morsels and cranberries. Stir in up to 1 cup of the remaining flour. Dough should stick to the spoon and clean itself from side of bowl.

TURN dough out onto slightly floured surface. Knead in additional flour to make a slightly stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes). Place in greased bowl; turn to grease surface. Cover; let rise in warm place for about 1 hour or until double in size.

PUNCH dough down. Divide dough into 8 pieces. Flatten each piece into 6 x 4-inch rectangle. Place one square chocolate in center and roll up. Fold ends under. Place on greased baking sheet(s). Cover; let rise in warm place for 15 minutes or until double in size.

PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Brush rolls with remaining butter.

BAKE for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown and sound hollow when tapped on bottom. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 16.3g 25%
  • Saturated Fat 9.5g 47%
  • Cholesterol 19mg 6%
  • Sodium 430mg 17%
  • Carbohydrates 75.9g 24%
  • Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
  • Vitamin A 5%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 12%
  • Iron 36%
  • Sugars 23.7g
  • Protein 11.4g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.