Chocolate Biscuit Salami (or chocolate sausage) is the perfect crunchy sweet treat to snack on with a steaming cup of tea or coffee. The chocolate salami slices are actually just like chocolate cookies. Only you don’t have to bake them!
Chocolate salami is a popular Portuguese/Italian no-bake dessert consisting of dark chocolate, broken biscuits, cream cheese, butter and nuts. For some delicious variety, this recipe features pistachio nuts, almonds and cherries. The texture of the creamy smooth ganache combined with the crunchy biscuits, nuts and cherries are a true delight for the taste buds.
Adding some Amaretto liqueur really upgrades the flavour to another level, making it the perfect dessert to round off a dinner party in style when served with fresh fruit and cream as topping.
Chocolate Biscuit Salami can be made ahead and kept in the fridge or freezer, just in case a friend drops by unexpectedly for a cup of tea.
If kept in the freezer, place at room temperature for a few minutes before cutting or serving. If you want to freeze chocolate salami, make sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and once more with foil. The Chocolate Biscuit Salami can be kept in the freezer for up to a month.
- 125 grams butter at room temperature
- ½ cup castor sugar
- 2 cups dark chocolate (melted in microwave)
- 1 tbsp Amaretto liqueur (or any of your choice)
- 240 grams broken Marie biscuits
- 100 grams chopped pistachio nuts
- 100 grams chopped almonds
- 100 grams chopped cherries
- 2 tbsp cream cheese
- 1 cup whipped unsweetened cream
- 1 tbsp cherry liqueur
- mint leaves
- Icing sugar
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 60 seconds
- In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together
- It will set quickly as the chocolate solidifies
- Spoon the ingredients onto a big piece of cling wrap
- Roll it to a size required
- Twist the ends of the plastic to get rid of air and to firm up the mixture
- Place in the fridge for eight hours
- Remove the chocolate salami
- Rub icing sugar all over it
- Slice desired round disc sizes
- Serve with cream and fresh fruit
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