Leftover chocolate? Make this easy recipe for Italian Chocolate Salami

Published Sunday, Apr 19 2015, 10:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
If you're lucky - or self restrained enough - to have a stash of leftover Easter chocolate, why not try this really easy no cook recipe for chocolate salami?


© oetker.co.uk

Our friends at Dr Oetker have shared this with us and it's the perfect recipe for parties or picnics.

Do what they do in Italy - where it's a really popular dessert - and eat it after lunch, paired with a delicious coffee.


  • 250g (10oz) Dr. Oetker dark chocolate, roughly chopped (or use your Easter leftovers!)
  • 200g (8 oz) amaretti biscuits (crunchy, not soft)
  • 100g (4oz) soft unsalted butter
  • 150g (5oz) caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp amaretto liqueur
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 200g jar cocktail cherries – drained and chopped
  • 75g (3oz) pecans (roughly chopped)
  • 75g (3oz) hazelnuts (roughly chopped)
  • 50g (2oz) unsalted pistachios (shelled and roughly chopped)
  • 50g (2oz) butter
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar (to decorate)


1 Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl suspended over a saucepan of simmering water until smooth and cool

2 Bash the biscuits into pieces until you have a bag of rough crumbs

3 Cream 100g butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy and beat in the amaretto liqueur

4 Add the cocoa powder to the cooled chocolate, stir well then add this to the rest of the mixture

5 Melt 50g of butter and the syrup in a pan over a medium heat and add this to the chocolate mixture, stir until smooth

6 Tip in the cherries, chopped nuts and crushed biscuits and mix well

7 Place in the fridge for 10 -15 minutes to firm up a bit

8 Place 2 large pieces of clingfilm, one on top of the other, onto the work surface to roll the chocolate salami out on

9 Tip the chocolate mixture out onto the clingfilm and mould the mixture into a fat salami-like log

10 Cover with the clingfilm, and twist the ends, wrap in greaseproof paper and leave to set in fridge

11 Dust with icing sugar and transfer to a wooden board, cut into slices and serve

Prep Time

20-25 mins

Nutrition Information

Makes approx 20 slices

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