Jasmine Savery
Founder & Director

Hi! I'm Jasmine, and I launched Savery Grazing in 2022. I’ve always had a passion for food, with a particular love for how social it can be. Follow along as I share my favourite tips, tricks, and delicious recipes with you.

Ingredients

  • 225g high-quality dark chocolate
  • 100g digestive biscuits
  • 80g Biscoff biscuits
  • 90g unsalted butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 80g pistachios, chopped
  • Icing sugar, for dusting

Top tip: you can swap out the biscuits in this recipe for amaretti or chocolate biscuits and the nuts for pecans, walnuts, cashews, or almonds. 

You will also need two large bowls, a rolling pin, a mixing spoon, cling film, and a sharp knife. 


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Ingredients
Ingredients
  • 225g high-quality dark chocolate
  • 100g digestive biscuits
  • 80g Biscoff biscuits
  • 90g unsalted butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 80g pistachios, chopped
  • Icing sugar, for dusting

Top tip: you can swap out the biscuits in this recipe for amaretti or chocolate biscuits and the nuts for pecans, walnuts, cashews, or almonds. 

You will also need two large bowls, a rolling pin, a mixing spoon, cling film, and a sharp knife. 

If you’re searching for a delightful and easy-to-make dessert that captures the essence of the upcoming festive period, look no further than Chocolate Salami. This no-bake dessert combines the rich dark chocolate with the crunch of pistachios and the subtle sweetness of digestive and biscoff biscuits. 

This chocolate salami is perfect for sharing with loved ones after a festive meal or as a thoughtful homemade gift for friends. 

The standard recipe for chocolate salami usually contains a raw or lightly cooked egg, but we’ve kept ours egg-free so that it lasts for a little longer in the fridge. We’ve also swapped the classic Italian amaretti biscuits for Biscoffs as it adds a delicious caramel flavour. 


Method

Follow these steps to make our How To Make Chocolate Salami

1. Melt the Chocolate

Begin by melting the finely chopped dark chocolate. You can do this by placing the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water (double boiler) or by using short bursts in the microwave, stirring in between until smooth. Once melted, set aside.

2. Cream the Butter and Sugar

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened unsalted butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla extract if you have it.

3. Combine the Chocolate Mixture

Pour your melted chocolate into the butter and sugar mixture. Mix well until the chocolate is evenly incorporated.

4. Add Your Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl, crush your digestive and biscoff biscuits with a rolling pin until you have a rubble of evenly sized pieces. Add these to your butter and sugar alongside your chopped nuts, and cocoa powder. Stir everything together until well combined.

5. Shape the Chocolate Salami

Place the chocolate mixture onto a large sheet of cling film (parchment paper also works well). Shape it into a log, using the cling film to help you roll and form it into a sausage-like shape. Twist the ends to secure.

6. Chill and Set

Place the chocolate salami in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 4 hours or, ideally, overnight. This allows the mixture to set, creating a firm texture. Once your chocolate salami has solidified, remove it from the fridge and dust the unwrapped chocolate log in icing sugar.

7. Slice and Serve

Leave the chocolate to come to room temperature (this makes it much easier to slice without cracking). Using a sharp knife, slice the log into rounds. The slices will resemble salami pieces. Arrange your chocolate salami on a serving platter and enjoy this no-bake chocolate treat with a cup of coffee or as a sweet ending to a festive meal.


How To Store Your Chocolate Salami

Chocolate salami can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Remove from the refrigerator a few hours before serving, otherwise, you risk your salami crumbling as you slice it. 

If you’re gifting your chocolate salami, add a few slices to cellophane bags and secure them with a colourful ribbon, and a handwritten gift tag, if you wish. 

Festive Tips & Recipes From Savery Grazing

We hope you enjoy making this oh-so-easy Italian dessert this Christmas season. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, or get in touch with our team for answers to any questions you might have.

Looking for more easy festive bakes? Try our Festive Roasted Nuts, Brie & Cranberry Sausage Rolls, or our simple Dried Citrus Slices. Keep up to date with the Savery Grazing team on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest.

Related Questions

What is Chocolate Salami?

Chocolate salami is a dessert that doesn’t actually contain any meat, despite its name! It is made from a mixture of crushed biscuits, chocolate, butter, sugar, and sometimes nuts or dried fruits. The mixture is shaped into a log or cylinder, resembling a salami. Once set, it is often rolled in powdered sugar to mimic the appearance of a salami’s outer coating. Chocolate salami is served sliced.

Where Does Chocolate Salami Originate From?

Chocolate salami is a sweet treat that originated in Italy, but it also has some roots in Portugal. In Bologna, chocolate salami is served during the Passover celebration, whereas in other countries, this treat is served at Easter time.

Can You Add Alcohol To Chocolate Salami?

Yes, you can! We love adding booze to this festive treat if the party doesn’t include any little ones. Simply add two or three tablespoons of one of the following liqueurs:

Be careful not to add too much, as this could affect how well the chocolate salami sets once refrigerated.

What Else Can You Add To Chocolate Salami?

The best thing about this easy chocolate salami recipe is that it is so versatile. Don’t like nuts? There are so many other ingredients that you can add to chocolate salami instead. Try adding:

  • Chopped dates
  • White chocolate chips
  • Citrus peels
  • Dried berries
  • Cranberries or sultanas
  • Cinnamon 

 


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