grilled cheese & chocolate sandwich with ganache dipping sauce

grilled cheese & chocolate sandwich with ganache dipping sauce www.climbinbggriermountain.com

Happy Galentine’s Day!!

(insert: chest bump)

Last year was my first year to celebrate this girl power holiday. GAH. So fun. I made Blood Orange Bourbon Fizz with Fried Sage cocktails and danced around with my hands in the air. Wait. You’ve heard of Galentine’s Day, right? If not, lezzzz me’s explain, mmkay.

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Galentine’s Day is a special, Katie-Perry-hear-me-roar-woman holiday created by the effing hysterical TV folks over at Parks and Recreation. If you need details, this video will explain everything. In a nutshell, it’s a way to celebrate all of our home-girl friendships. Pretty cool, huh?

Anyways, to celebrate this pink driven “tine” holiday, I decided to make something cheesy and chocolaty. This sandwich is a no-fly zone for Mr. B. He doesn’t partake in sweet and savory mixing. It’s a constant struggle in our household because he is also a sectional eater. Someday I will get him to turn, someday (cue maniacal laugh).

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I am kind of smitten with this sammie because you can make it for yourself or make a bunch for your favorite gals! And the best part, it takes like 2.2 nano seconds to make, which means more time for giggle juice!

Happy Galentine’s Day!

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Make sure and check out the other fab ladies! And also head over to our Pinterest board for more inspiration!

Ganache Topped Truffle Brownies from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Orange Yogurt Waffles from Savvy Eats

Chocolate Honey Bombs from The Live-In Kitchen

Brownie Batter Chocolate Tarts from Melanie Makes

Coeur a la Creme with Dark Chocolate Ganache and Strawberries from Heather’s Dish

Chocolate Cheesecake from NeighborFood

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cream Puffs from The Redhead Baker

Meyer Lemon Cranberry Scones from Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Strawberry Covered Dark Chocolate Truffles from Girl Versus Dough

Cheesecake Milkshakes from Chocolate Moosey

Campari and Passion Fruit Sorbet from Food Lust People Love

Boston Cream Trifles from gotta get baked

Grilled Cheese & Chocolate Sandwich with Ganache Dipping Sauce from Climbing Grier Mountain

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies from Namely Marly

Red Wine Ice Cream Floats from Mind Over Batter

Wicked Waikiki Sour from Pineapple and Coconut

Anise-Scented Ice Cream with Candied Fennel Seeds from girlichef

Nutella Fudge with Raspberries from The Food Charlatan

Mini Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cakes with Raspberry Whipped Cream from A Cookie Named Desire

Grilled Cheese & Chocolate Sandwich with Ganache Dipping Sauce

Ingredients:

for the sammies:

4 slices brioche bread

4 slices fontina cheese

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 cup melted semi-sweet chocolate chips

sea salt flakes, garnish


for the dipping sauce:

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 tablespoon whipping cream


Directions:

for the sammies:

Preheat a skillet to medium heat. Spread 1/4 cup of the melted chocolate onto two slices of bread. Place slices of fontina on top of the chocolate. Top with remaining two bread slices and butter both sides.


Add the sammies to the skillet and cook until the cheese has melted about three to four minutes per side. Serve with ganache dipping sauce and sprinkle of sea salt flakes


for the dipping sauce:

To make the ganache, melt 1 cup chocolate chips and cream in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until smooth and remove from heat


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