Ingredients you need
- 100 g dark chocolate
- 100 g milk chocolate
- 200 g tea biscuits
- 1 tablespoon liquor Frangelico
- 90 g unsalted butter
- 50 g nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts or mixed)
- 50 g dried fruit (plums or apricots)
- 6 tablespoons of milk
- powdered sugar for dusting
My story to the Chocolate Salami Recipe
When I was a child this a dessert that I ate for the first time at my friend’s house. I was so amazed by it, by the nutty chocolate taste and this weird form because we never had this at home… My mum is a great cook and used to bake a lot when we were kids and I could not understand why she has never “baked” this at home.
Years later when I start cooking and baking myself I realized that this is a super easy and no-bake dessert that was not so special at all … but it is now! We are getting back to simple recipes that we know from our childhood, we try to live the minimalism in our busy days in order to have more time for the important things in life like our families and loved ones. There is one more fact that makes this recipe great – you do not really need baking skills. I know many people who love cooking but do not like baking or they are not such pros at cooking at all and this recipe is great for them. It is easy, simple, super yummy and you can store it in the fridge for few days and have a bite with your coffee :).
Melting chocolate on the tongue with a small crunch of biscuit or nuts is just a tasty fireworks display. Because this dessert will fit any season, lightly cooled in spring and summer, together with tea or coffee in fall or winter, be sure to try it out.
Interesting facts about the chocolate salami
The Salame al Cioccolato (Italian for chocolate salami) is a recipe from Italy for a very easy-to-prepare dessert. Sometimes there are regional variants of the recipe, for example, with fresh, foamy eggs. The recipe was an absolute trend in Italy in the 70s. The Portuguese already claimed the origin of this recipe, but Salame al Cioccolato is included in the official list of traditional Italian food products.
The chopped biscuits, nuts and fruits look very like the fat pieces within a salami. With the icing sugar on top and the string on the outside this dessert imitates the typical look of an air-dried salami. This look makes the dessert for young and old very eye-catching.
For the preparation you should have the following equipment at home. An oven or pan to roast the nuts if the nuts are not already roasted. A bowl (glass or metal) that you will use with a pot for a water bath to melt the chocolate. Clear wrap or aluminum foil for wrapping the salami. A spatula or spoon for salami molding and finally a refrigerator.
This recipe is a good chance to use leftovers from your pantry. After Easter or Christmas every year, this is the way we used the chocolate from all the rabbits and Santas we got.
In the following cases, this recipe is especially exciting for you
- You need a quick and easy dessert
- You want a joy of chocolate without baking
- You do not have a lot of equipment in your kitchen
- You want a mellow alternative to dry chocolate cookies
I am looking forward to your feedback on the recipe, here as a comment or via social media. 🙂