Chocolate Dessert Salami
First things first: This is not “salami” like you know it.
There is no meat in it.
It’s chocolate, in the shape of salami.
I wanted to try something completely different for holiday cookie baking, and this recipe came to mind. I’ve included dessert salami on a dessert charcuterie board, and my dinner guests loved it. A conversation dessert, if you will.
About The Recipe
Dessert salami has a base of chocolate and butter. Delicious ingredients are added (slivered almonds, biscoff cookies, and orange zest).
The mixture is shaped into a log and refrigerated – where it hardens. Then the chocolate “salami” is coated with powdered sugar and cut into slices.
The orange zest makes the dessert, in my opinion. Orange and chocolate is a taste combination made in heaven. Don’t skip the orange zest!
The slices can be eaten like a cookie, or you can put them on a dessert crisp (like Raincoast Crisps).
Where To Find Biscoff Cookies
Biscoff cookies are European biscuits that are popular with coffee. I bought a package at World Market, but you can also find them at other grocery stores including Target and Super Walmart.
If all else fails, you can buy them on Amazon.
In a pinch, you can substitute another crumbly, not-so-sweet biscuit.
A Gift-Worthy Recipe
This dessert salami makes a great gift. Wrap it in parchment paper, twist both ends, and tie with baker’s twine.
Want other gift-worthy recipes? Check out these:
- 4-ingredient Brazilian chocolate truffles
- Homemade nut butters (peanut, almond, pecan, etc.)
- Salty hot fudge
- Sweet and spicy meat rub
Making homemade gifts is a great way to gift something meaningful – and to save money. Spend some time in the kitchen this year, get creative, and give a great gift!
- 7 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 3/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
- 24 Biscoff biscuits
- Zest from one orange
- Powdered sugar, for coating
- In a large microwaveable bowl, heat chocolate and butter in 30-second increments, stirring after each cycle. Once the chocolate and butter are melted, stir in heavy cream.
- Stir in almonds and crumbled Biscoff cookies. Add orange zest.
- Pour chocolate mixture onto a large piece of parchment paper. Using your hands, form into a log shape, about 10 inches long. Fold parchment paper over the log and twist the ends to fasten edges.
- Refrigerate until chocolate hardens, about an hour. Take chocolate log and coat with powdered sugar. Slice and enjoy! Store in the refrigerator or freezer.