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No-Bake Chocolate Salami - How to Make Delicious Chocolate Salami in Just 25 Minutes

by Feli Chic'Cuisine

The beauty of Chocolate Salami lies in its simplicity. It requires no baking and can be made with just a few basic ingredients. It is also versatile, allowing for customization with different types of biscuits, nuts, or dried fruits to suit individual tastes.
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The beauty of Chocolate Salami lies in its simplicity. It requires no baking and can be made with just a few basic ingredients. It is also versatile, allowing for customization with different types of biscuits, nuts, or dried fruits to suit individual tastes.


Chocolate salami is a unique and delicious dessert that is a popular treat in many countries around the world, especially in Europe. It is a fun and easy dessert to make, and its appearance resembles that of a salami, making it a perfect conversation starter at any gathering.


The dessert is made by mixing crushed biscuits, cocoa powder, butter, sugar, and sometimes nuts or dried fruits. The mixture is then shaped into a log, resembling a salami, and chilled until firm. When sliced, it has the texture and appearance of sausage meat, but with a rich, chocolaty flavor that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Beyond its ease of preparation, this dessert serves as an ideal option for impressing both family and guests. Moreover, it provides a delightful balance of flavors and textures, making it a standout treat that is both approachable and delectable.



The beauty of Chocolate Salami lies in its simplicity. It requires no baking and can be made with just a few basic ingredients. It is also versatile, allowing for customization with different types of biscuits, nuts, or dried fruits to suit individual tastes.
Photo @ Feli Chic'Cuisine
What is Salami Biscuit?

The history of chocolate salami is believed to have originated in Italy, where it is known as Salame di Cioccolato. The dessert is said to have been created as a way to use up leftover biscuits or cookies, and it quickly became a popular treat in many European countries.


In Portugal, chocolate sausage is known as Salame de Chocolate and is a traditional dessert served during the Christmas season. The recipe for Salame de Chocolate typically includes cocoa powder, butter, sugar, and biscuits, but some versions also include nuts, dried fruits, or even a splash of liquor for added flavor.


Chocolate salami also gained popularity in Eastern Europe, particularly in Romania, where it is known as Salam de biscuiti. It is a popular dessert among children and adults alike and is often made with simple ingredients that are readily available in most households.


Today, chocolate sausage or chocolate salami is enjoyed in many countries around the world, with variations of the recipe often including local ingredients and flavors. It has become a beloved treat that is easy to make and perfect for special occasions or as an everyday dessert.



What type of biscuits?

For this recipe, I utilized butter tea biscuits, characterized by their sweetened and vanilla-flavored profile with a slightly grainy texture. However, the beauty of this Chocolate Salami lies in its adaptability. Feel free to choose any other type of butter biscuits, such as Leibniz or Petit-Beurre, for a delightful variation.


If you're looking to transform the recipe into a vegan delight, consider opting for dairy-free biscuits like vegan graham crackers.


Dried fruits and nuts

When it comes to dried fruits and nuts, the possibilities are endless. Customize the recipe to your taste preferences by experimenting with different combinations. For a festive touch, go for a red and green blend using cranberries and pistachios. Alternatively, explore diverse pairings like almonds and raisins or coconut and cherries. The flexibility of ingredient choices allows you to create a Chocolate Salami that suits your unique palate.



Prepare the salami biscuit


The beauty of Chocolate Salami lies in its simplicity. It requires no baking and can be made with just a few basic ingredients. It is also versatile, allowing for customization with different types of biscuits, nuts, or dried fruits to suit individual tastes.
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How to roll


The beauty of Chocolate Salami lies in its simplicity. It requires no baking and can be made with just a few basic ingredients. It is also versatile, allowing for customization with different types of biscuits, nuts, or dried fruits to suit individual tastes.
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Prepare the chocolate glaze


The beauty of Chocolate Salami lies in its simplicity. It requires no baking and can be made with just a few basic ingredients. It is also versatile, allowing for customization with different types of biscuits, nuts, or dried fruits to suit individual tastes.
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Prep. Time: 25 min

Chilling Time: 1 h -2 h

Makes: 2 chocolate salami

Serving: 20-25

 

Ingredients

  • 500 g butter biscuits

  • 150 g ground roasted walnuts

For the chocolate sauce

  • 200 ml milk

  • 100 g sugar

  • 200 g butter

  • 50 ml orange or maple syrup, optional

  • 60 g cocoa powder, unsweetened

  • 50 g candied orange peel (or other dried fruits - cranberries, cherries, raisins...)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp rum extract

For the chocolate glaze

  • 4 Tbsp powdered sugar, sifted

  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder

  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil (coconut oil)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 -3 Tbsp hot water

To decorate

  • finely ground coconut

  • ground roasted walnuts



 


Method

1. In a large bowl, crumble the butter biscuits by hand, leaving pieces approximately 1 cm to 1/2 cm in size. Add the ground roasted walnuts and dried fruits. Set aside.


Prepare the chocolate sauce


2. in a small pot, combine the milk, sugar, syrup (optional) and butter. Bring them to a boil while stirring occasionally until the sugar and butter are dissolved.


3. After removing the pot from the heat, add the cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and rum extract to the mixture. Stir gently to combine. Pour this cocoa mixture over the biscuit and walnut mixture, making sure they are well coated. Then, using a spatula, gently fold the ingredients together until they are thoroughly mixed. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in a dense texture. The goal is to evenly distribute the cocoa mixture without crushing the biscuit pieces too much, preserving their texture within the salami.


Form the chocolate salami


4. Cut a piece of baking paper approximately 20-25 cm wide. Spoon half of the mixture onto the center of the paper and shape it into a salami using two spatulas. Roll the mixture tightly in the baking paper, folding up the bottom edge as you roll. Gently press the surface to achieve a smooth and round salami shape. Twist the paper ends together at each end to secure the first salami.


5. Allow the chocolate salami to chill in the refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour or until fully set.


6. Repeat the process to create the second salami, following the same instructions as before.


Prepare the chocolate glaze


7. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and hot water. Mix until the ingredients form a smooth glaze. Spread this glaze evenly over the chilled chocolate salamis.


Enjoy!

The beauty of chocolate salami lies in its simplicity. It requires no baking and can be made with just a few basic ingredients. It is also versatile, allowing for customization with different types of biscuits or cookies, nuts, or dried fruits to suit individual tastes. This dessert is not only ideal for wowing your family and guests, but they would never suspect that it is entirely free from dairy and eggs, and can even be made gluten-free.
Photo @ Feli Chic'Cuisine

The beauty of chocolate salami lies in its simplicity. It requires no baking and can be made with just a few basic ingredients. It is also versatile, allowing for customization with different types of biscuits or cookies, nuts, or dried fruits to suit individual tastes. This dessert is not only ideal for wowing your family and guests, but they would never suspect that it is entirely free from dairy and eggs, and can even be made gluten-free.
Photo @ Feli Chic'Cuisine
”A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes that he has got the biggest piece”. - Paul Gauguin

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