Culinary Anthropologist

Chocolate salami


smchocsalami0001.jpgBy all means substitute different fruits, nuts and cookies according to taste or what you have in the cupboard!

Recipe:  Chocolate salami.pdf

Makes:  2 salami (yielding approx 20 slices each)

375g good quality dark chocolate, cut or broken into small pieces
125g unsalted butter, in cubes
50g flaked almonds, walnuts or other nuts, toasted
125g mixed dried and candied fruit
200g cookies, stale cake or lightly toasted sweet bread, crumbled
a good pinch of salt
2 tbsps rum or brandy
icing sugar

  1. Place chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water and let melt, stirring gently occasionally with a rubber spatula.  Take care not to get any liquid in the chocolate or let it get too hot or it may ‘sieze’ – ie go grainy.
  2. Meanwhile mix nuts, fruits, crumbled cookies and salt in a bowl.
  3. Once chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth, pour it over the nuts and fruits and use a spatula to combine.  Mix in the rum or brandy too.
  4. Place bowl in fridge to cool for around an hour until cooled but still malleable.
  5. Place a large sheet of clingfilm on the table and dollop half the salami mix on top.  Using the clingfilm to help you, roll the mixture into a sausage shape and wrap up tightly in the clingfilm into a tight, even cylinder.  Twist the ends of the clingfilm to hold the salami in place.  Repeat with other half of the mix.  Chill until completely firm, several hours or overnight.
  6. Sift some icing sugar over the table to create an even dusting.  Unwrap the solid salami and roll it in the icing sugar to coat, sifting more over the top if needed – it should look like mould on the outside of your salami!  Wrap in clean clingfilm, tie the ends with string and keep chilled.  Bring out of the fridge about an hour before you want to unwrap and slice it.


  1. Cassidy

    Really? I wonder how it tastes. I am not sure how I feel about having a salami that tastes like chocolate. I think that would be weird for me especially since I love chocolates.

  2. Anna

    Hi Cassidy – in that case I think you’d love it, since it just contains chocolate, cookies and other sweet things. There is no meat in it. Although its appearance has fooled some guests of mine!