Grilled strawberry and chocolate sandwiches on sourdough crusty bread and a sprinkling of sea salt sitting on a cheeseboard.

Grilled Chocolate and Strawberry Sandwiches

These grilled sandwiches are a super easy, super indulgent dessert that can be made in a flash. You can make them for yourself or impress your loved ones or a dinner party by just whipping them up in the late evening, early afternoon, or basically anytime you want. Make sure to use quality ingredients (crusty sourdough bread, dark bittersweet chocolate, strawberries and quality butter) as there as only a few ingredients and you want them all to shine! I like to add a sprinkling of flaky sea salt for sophistication but that’s strictly optional.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, chocolate, dessert, easy, strawberry, valentine's day
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 284 kcal
Author Irvin


  • 6 small thick slices of crusty sourdough bread or 4 big pieces
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces sliced strawberries ripe but firm
  • Flaky salt for garnish optional but recommended


  1. Take the slices of bread and butter one side generously. Place half the bread, butter side down, on a large heavy skillet (cast iron preferred). Turn the heat to medium.
    butter one side of the bread and place in a cast iron skillet.
  2. Let the bread brown a bit. Then sprinkle half the chocolate over the bread and lower the heat to make sure the chocolate has time to melt without scorching the bread. Once the chocolate has started to melt, cover the chocolate with strawberries.

    sprinkle half the chocolate on the bread, then top with strawberries after they have melted.
  3. Using a spatula, move the toasted bread to a plate. Place the remaining bread, butter side down, on the still hot skillet and toast, repeating by adding the remaining chocolate onto the bread once warm.

  4. Once the chocolate has started to melt, pick up each bread slice with tongs and quickly flip over onto the strawberries, creating the sandwich. Cut in half and sprinkle generously with flaky salt. Cut in half and serve.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Alice Medrich's cookbook Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts.