Everyday Meals

Easy Chocolate Salami

ActiveTime15 Mins
Total Time: 2 Hours
Yield: Serves 12 (serving size: 2 [1/2-in.] slices)

Looks like salami, tastes like the most incredible chocolate treat—meaning, it’s the perfect party food. A log of chocolate salami would also be an ideal treat to kick off a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons amaretto (almond liqueur) (such as Disaronno)
  • 2 ounces almond biscotti, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons powdered sugar

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine almonds and pistachios in a medium skillet over medium. Toast in skillet, stirring often, until lightly golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside.  

Step 2

Place chocolate chips, butter, and salt in a large bowl set over a double boiler over medium. Cook, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in amaretto until smooth. Fold in toasted nuts, biscotti, and cherries until well combined. Cover and chill 1 hour. 

Step 3

Form chocolate mixture into a dense, smooth, 12-inch log on a piece of plastic wrap. Once desired shape is formed, transfer log to a clean sheet of plastic wrap, and wrap tightly. Chill 1 hour or until firm. 

Step 4

Unwrap and lightly sprinkle powdered sugar evenly over chocolate log. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving.

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