Nutella Banana Marshmallow Creme Panino

I visited Chicago for the first time last month. I have to say I wish I’d had more time to hang around and get to know the windy city (which btw she was) a little better. Outside of working almost non-stop while we were there I did manage to squeeze in time for a lip smacking good meal at The Purple Pig. Ehem, here is where I take a moment to tell you that I (we – actually I dined with the loverly Meredith and Leslie) paid for our meal before I wax poetic about it.

It was my first visit to the cheese, swine and wine restaurant. It’s not the biggest place in the world and was definitely PACKED for a Wednesday evening (of course I am not a city girl and this could be the case every night and after eating their food I wouldn’t doubt it). We squeezed our way through the crowd making our way to the bar (duh) and ordered some drinks. Standing around trying to look cool we quickly spied 2 open seats at the other end of the bar directly in front of the teeny tiny kitchen area. I “think” I might have almost knocked someone over trying to get them. No longer looking cool. Sigh. But we got the seats and that’s all that matters right?

We ordered (and shared) …
Pork neck bone “gravy” with Ricotta Smear
Roasted bone marrow with parsley tossed with lemon vinaigrette plus flaked sea salt
Burrata (which they have flown in from Italy)
Mussels with chorizo
Scallops on lemon grass skewers
Osso Bucco served over a bed of creamy polenta
Nutella banana marshmallow creme panino

Every. Single. Dish was amazing. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better the next dish did. Insane. We ended the meal with this dessert sandwich. It’s sticky, ooey, gooey and worth every extra napkin I had to find.  I could have ordered another one but alas I showed a little restraint (I know after 6 dishes).

Trust me you want this. You’re welcome.


Nutella Banana Marshmallow Panino

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  • crusty bread - sliced into a 6" section
  • half banana - sliced lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon Nutella
  • 1 tablespoon marshmallow creme (fluff)


  1. Slice your bread in half lengthwise. On one side of the bread smear nutella. On the other half smear marshmallow creme. Place banana slices on top of one side. Top with other to form sandwich.
  2. Place sandwich onto a hot panini press. Carefully press down and cook for 1-2 minutes or until top is golden and inside is warm.


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  1. 1

    My mouth is watering. Enough said; you just made me want to go make one right now!

  2. 2

    Mmmmmm… nutella and banana is so classic, but adding marshmallow should be more standard! There’s a restaurant here that does a crepe with nutella, banana, marshmallow, and peanut butter that’s seriously dangerous.

  3. 3

    I can’t wait to make this myself, looks so good!

  4. 4

    I love to make banana/nutella panini’s as a healthy snack for my kids – the marshmallow just catapults this to crazy good.

  5. 5

    I don’t know that I would have thought of adding the marshmallow fluff to this sandwich; but Paula, I’m sure glad that you did!

  6. 7

    This is such a great snack! Great recipe!

  7. 8

    Chocolate and banana…nothing better!

  8. 9

    Oh, wow, that looks completely awesome! I have been patiently waiting for my seat at The Purple Pig for quite some time now. Hopefully when we visit Chicago this summer, can’t wait!

  9. 10

    Feed my face.

  10. 11

    Paula, can I come live with you???

  11. 12

    I’ve never had a sweet panini. What an incredible idea!

  12. 13

    I somehow knew you would recreate this one!!!!! Makes me want to go back!!! Miss you

  13. 14

    I’ve heard this is best eaten when midnight sweet tooth craving take over! Better go and make myself one right now!!

  14. 15
    angelitacarmelita /

    Pork. Neckbone. Gravy. Omg, I’m drowning in my own drool. And the rest of that meal/menu doesn’t look bad either! I can’t wait to make this panino. Seriously, I may have to book a ticket and get that exact meal. Of course, I’m gonna need a few others to help share it with… maybe.

  15. 16

    Oh yum — time to break out the panini press!

  16. 17

    Hello there! I just found your blog via the FoodBlogSouth website and how fortunate for me! This (and everything else for that matter!) looks divine and I have to say your photos are just beautiful. I can’t wait to hear your advice for us newbie bloggers 🙂

  17. 18

    Paula, is this real life?! This looks so amazing!!

  18. 19

    That sounds like the meal to top all meals – and that panini? Whoa. It’s totally okay to have that for lunch, right? 🙂

  19. 20

    For the love Paula! For the love. Let’s go back soon!

  20. 21

    what a perfect finale to what sounds like a fantastic dinner!

    I will be making this… before the weekend is through!

  21. 22

    I read this because of the upcoming world Nutella day but damn this makes me miss Chicago! Never tried this place but it must have opened since I left 2 years ago… but this, we will try at home! Thanks for the lovely photos.

  22. 23

    We are on similar wave-lengths for nutella panini this week, Paula. I made the same, but without the marshmallow creme and inserted macadamia nuts! Love your photos too! My son lives in Chicago and I, too can NEVER get enough of that wonderful city when I visit.

  23. 24

    I made them today and that’s what I found, too the chocolate isn’t nealry as much as you’d think from the picture. However, I think if it were that much, I might not like them as well. I also probably went too light on the graham crackers, but did get the crust to hold together, though the texture was almost fudgy with graham crumbs throughout.


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