No-Bake Eggless Chocolate Salami

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This easy and fun treat made with chocolate, nuts, biscotti, and dried figs resembles salami and when sliced, it yields delectable cookies. No-bake eggless chocolate salami recipe is European’s favorite Christmas treat and a snack year-round.

 

This easy and fun no-bake eggless chocolate salami is European's favorite Christmas treat and a snack year round.

Rumor has it that this dessert originated in Portugal and Italy but quickly became popular across Europe. Most recipes use egg yolks but I try not to mess with them if I don’t have to. I’m never sure if they’re cooked enough. To think that my favorite childhood treat was raw egg yolk whipped with sugar. Eek!

 

This chocolate salami was the only dessert my mom could make without messing it up. If she could do it, so can you. For the record, my mom is an excellent cook but when it comes to baking, she’s got two left hands. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

If you’re too are not a baker, you’ll love this recipe and my edible Christmas candles. It doesn’t get easier than that. Who doesn’t love an easy and quick holiday treat? The best part, this chocolate salami is undeniably delicious!

 

Although we change cookies every year, my childhood friend and I always include this salami in our Christmas cookie baking tradition. It’s a must-have! Serve them along these mushroom-shaped cookies and get everyone confused, ha. They’d be a good treat for April Fool’s day! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

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No-Bake Eggless Chocolate Salami Recipe

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Ingredients:
Makes two salami or about 3 dozen cookies

  • 10 oz dark chocolate chips, likeย Ghirardelli
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream or milk (if necessary)
  • 1 cup mixed nuts, chopped (pecans, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, or slivered almonds)
  • 10 dried figs, stem removed and chopped
  • 2 plain biscotti, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest or orange extract
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons spiced rum, Kahlua or Amaretto (optional)
  • powdered sugar for coating

 

~ Free Tip ~

  • You can use Nilla wafers or digestive biscuits (about 1 cup) instead of biscotti and any nuts you have on hand.
  • Don’t get tempted to form this into one large and thick salami. It will break and crumble when you try to cut it.

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Directions:

  1. Melt the chocolate and butter over a low heat or a double boiler until smooth and all chocolate has melted. If the mixture is too thick, add cream or milk. Remove from the heat.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients except for sugar. Mix well. Let it cool.
  3. Spread half the mixture onto plastic wrapย or parchment paper and shape it into a log. Roll up the paper and twist the ends to seal. Roll back and forth on a work surface a few times to make the log evenly round. Repeat with the remaining chocolate mixture. Place the logs in the refrigerator until firm, about 1 hour.
  4. Roll each log in the powdered sugar to coat. Brush off excess sugar. Wrap it up in kitchen twine to give it an authentic salami look (optional).
  5. To serve, let the logs sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. Using a serrated knife, cut the logs into 1/2-inch thick slices. Keep refrigerated.

 

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sliced chocolate salami

4.89 from 9 votes
chocolate salami
No-Bake Eggless Chocolate Salami
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
This easy and fun no-bake eggless chocolate salami is European's favorite Christmas treat and a snack year round.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian, Portuguese
Servings: 36
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 10 oz dark chocolate chips like Ghirardelli
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream or milk if necessary
  • 1 cup mixed nuts chopped (pecans, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, or slivered almonds)
  • 10 dried figs stem removed and chopped
  • 2 plain biscotti crushed
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest or orange extract
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons spiced rum Kahlua or Amaretto (optional)
  • powdered sugar for coating
Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate and butter over a low heat or a double boiler until smooth and all chocolate has melted. If the mixture is too thick, add cream or milk. Remove from the heat.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients except for sugar. Mix well. Let it cool.

  3. Spread half the mixture onto plastic wrap or parchment paper and shape it into a log. Roll up the paper and twist the ends to seal. Roll back and forth on a work surface a few times to make the log evenly round. Repeat with the remaining chocolate mixture. Place the logs in the refrigerator until firm, about 1 hour.
  4. Roll each log in the powdered sugar to coat. Brush off excess sugar. Wrap it up in kitchen twine to give it an authentic salami look (optional).

  5. To serve, let the logs sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. Using a serrated knife, cut the logs into 1/2-inch thick slices. Keep refrigerated.
Recipe Notes

~ Free Tip ~

  • You can use Nilla wafers or digestive biscuits (about 1 cup) instead of biscotti and any nuts you have on hand.ย 
  • Don't get tempted to form this into one large and thick salami. It will break and crumble when you try to cut it.

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  1. Reply
    Mrs Shoes
    December 8, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    This reminds me of what my Mom called an icebox log that she makes chocolate with white mini marshmellows mixed in or peanut butter flavour with coloured marshmellows (that one she calls confetti icebox log). The nuts would certain make it ‘healthier’ than my Mom’s version. She never sugared the outside though – my Mom is not too big on presentation (she would call it ‘FANCY’, like it’s a bad word.) I love my Mom. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 8, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      When I was little and hated food the only way mom could get me to eat anything was by making it look pretty. Poor mom went to great lengths (no problem eating now, though. LOL) So, I guess that’s why still love a good presentation, and it’s especially important for photos. The ingredient combination is endless. I like the idea of peanut butter and colored marshmallows would make it so festive. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Reply
    Karen @Karen's Kitchen stories
    December 9, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    How clever is this!! It definitely looks like salami!! Can’t wait to try it.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 10, 2017 at 11:14 pm

      Thanks, Karen! I hope you do because it’s easy and tasty ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    December 10, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    What a fun idea! I love these – pinned! Thanks you for sharing at the What’s for Dinner Party!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 10, 2017 at 11:26 pm

      Thanks, Helen!

  4. Reply
    Wendy Klik
    December 11, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    I was very intrigued by the name of the recipe. Imagine my delight when I saw that yes, you did mean salami!!! These are so much fun!!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 11, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Thank you, Wendy! They are fun ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Reply
    frugal hausfrau
    December 11, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Wow! Impressive – and a cookie I’ve never heard of! So cute with the strings, too! It’s going to have to go on my list!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 13, 2017 at 7:48 am

      Thank you! The best part, it’s so simple to make. ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Reply
    Carlee
    December 12, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    What a fun treat! I love the presentation and it certainly sounds easy enough to make! Gorgeous as always, Jas!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 13, 2017 at 7:58 am

      Thank you, my dear! It is quite easy to make, and the string is optional ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Reply
    Roseann Hampton
    December 12, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    These are really cool looking! I thought it was salami when I first looked at it!

  8. Reply
    Sandra L Garth
    December 13, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    You could easily fool someone with these, they look authentic. Everything you make turns out beautiful and your pictures are always amazing. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 13, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      You are too generous with your compliments, Sandra! Thank you so much. Glad you like my salami. ๐Ÿ˜€ Hugs

  9. Reply
    Naomi Hassan
    December 13, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    What a fabulous idea, I love Christmas sweet treats! #BrillBlogPosts

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 13, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      Thanks, Naomi! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Reply
    Judith Graber
    December 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    How creative Jas – it sure does look like salami with the sugar dusting. I never do “no-bake” but I would enjoy this type of cookie. Thanks for coming to the party and sharing with Fiesta Friday.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 16, 2017 at 12:00 am

      Oh, this one is so easy to make and I’d take no-bake over bake anytime ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Reply
    Life Diet Health
    December 15, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Jas that has to be the best looking chocolate salami I’ve ever seen – I really must try the authentic look! Love your photography so much! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday – don’t forget to link up so all your readers can party with us!

  12. Reply
    Jackie
    December 15, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Do you roll the logs in the powdered sugar? It’s an ingredient but left out of the recipe. Thanks for your help!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 15, 2017 at 11:03 pm

      Yes, it is! Thanks for pointing it out. I fixed the recipe. ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. Reply
    Leslie
    December 15, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    This is just the coolest idea! LOVE it. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 16, 2017 at 12:08 am

      Thanks, my dear!

  14. Reply
    Michelle Leslie
    December 15, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    That looks just like the real thing Jas and I think i might just be able to pull this one off ๐Ÿ˜‰ It might not look as pretty but I’m sure it’s gonna taste good.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 17, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      Hey, yours will look even prettier! With those crafty hands, how can it not? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Reply
    Miz Helen
    December 16, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    I just pinned your amazing Chocolate Salami, and can’t wait to try this recipe! Hope you have a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 17, 2017 at 9:42 pm

      Miz Helen, I’m making another batch because this one was gone in no time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Reply
    Midge @ Peachicks' Bakery
    December 17, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Love how cute & easy to make these are!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 17, 2017 at 9:46 pm

      Thank you!

  17. Reply
    Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
    December 17, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    How neat! I saw something similar on Instagram and wanted to read the recipe for it, and then I saw yours! Love this! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! PINNED!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 17, 2017 at 10:17 pm

      I’m glad you saw mine ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you so much for visiting!

  18. Reply
    Sheri
    December 18, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    This looks scrumptious! Thanks for joining the To Grandma’s House We Go link party!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 18, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks, Sheri! Happy holidays!

  19. Reply
    Amber Harrop
    December 18, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Wow I have never heard of Chocolate salami but they look amazing and sound delicious

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 18, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      I’m glad I decided to post the recipe. I thought it was an old news, lol.

  20. Reply
    Kat (The Baking Explorer)
    December 18, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    This looks fabulous and so beautifully presented!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 18, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      Thank you, Kat! I’m so glad you like it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. Reply
    Two Chicks and a Mom/Donna
    December 19, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    What a great recipe! Thanks for joining us at Party in Your PJs!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 19, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      Thank you, Donna! Happy holidays!

  22. Reply
    Leanna
    December 19, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    These look so realistic it remarkable. They look good and would taste so much better than real salami. Pinning.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 20, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      Thank you so much, Leanna! Happy holidays!!

  23. Reply
    Carrie @ Carrie's Home Cooking
    December 19, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    This sounds wonderful!!! Thank you for sharing on the Whisk It Wednesday link party/ I hope to see you there tomorrow. Merry Christmas! Carrie @ Carrie’s Home Cooking

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 20, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you, Carrie! Glad you like it.

  24. Reply
    Beverly
    December 20, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Jas,
    I love this recipe. Wish I had had it last week when I was making some cookie gifts for work. Saving for next yearโ€™s gift box. Stop by Thursday Favorite Things this week since you are being featured.
    Your presentation is always so lovely.
    Hugs,
    Bec

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 20, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      Thank you, Beverly, for the feature! So glad you like it. There’s always the next year. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. Reply
    Jennifer Dawn
    December 20, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Yum! This looks and sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing it at last week’s link party. I hope you’ll stop by again for the party that just went live. Merry Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      Thank you, Jennifer! I’m so glad you like it. Happy holidays!

  26. Reply
    Colleen
    December 22, 2017 at 7:14 am

    So, this is brilliant and it looks so fun and whimsical! Thanks for sharing on Friday Frenzy! Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck – Colleen

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 22, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      Awe, thank you, Colleen! Makes me happy that you like them ๐Ÿ™‚

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