Chocolate Salami

by Megan on October 6, 2011

For Jake’s birthday, I also made him this chocolate salami. You see, since last year he’s been making sausage at home! He’s made garlic wine, chorizo, andouille, spicy Italian and more.

So I figured I’d make him a dessert salami. (Why not, right?) When I walked in and held it up saying, “Look what I made you!” I’m pretty sure he thought I made a sausage somehow. It’s a chocolate prank!

One thing that’s cool about this is that you can add any mix-ins you want, I bet pretzels would be good and pistachios would be really pretty. Or maybe marshmallows? It’s willy-nilly. You can do what you want.

You could even slice it and make ice cream sandwiches! I sure wouldn’t stop you. Follow your heart.

So this is a funny thing to make as a prank or a super-fun treat for someone who loves sausages or any cured meaty goodness. But mostly it tastes goo-ood.

Chocolate Salami
Recipe adapted from Organic & Chic

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup roughly smashed graham crackers
  • powdered sugar for rolling
Directions:
  1. Place the chocolate and butter in a heat proof bowl over a pot of simmering water, melting them together. Remove from heat as soon as the chocolate is melted. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Stir in the condensed milk, graham cracker pieces, and 1/2 cup of the almonds. Stir until combined. Pour onto a piece of plastic wrap and using the plastic form into a salami. Press the remaining 1/4 cup of almonds onto the outside. Chill until firm, at least an hour.
  3. Remove from the fridge and roll through powdered sugar, coating the whole thing. Slice and serve!
So meaty.
To further explore Jake’s love for cured meats we went to Zingerman’s, where the meat and cheese flow like wine. P.S. We both totally got a meat cones. They look like this.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

cindy October 6, 2011 at 8:45 am

unsliced, that really does look like fancy salami! I bet Jake was tricked fur realz!

also, I totes want a meat cone now!

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Megan (megabite) October 6, 2011 at 9:20 am

Crazy, right?!

We are totally going to meat cone it up in Ann Arbor one of these days. 🙂

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heather October 6, 2011 at 9:47 am

Megan, I’ve always wanted to try this! Yours looks perfect!

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Megan (megabite) October 6, 2011 at 9:48 am

Thanks, Heather! I can’t wait to see when you make it! You’ve got mad skillz.

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Nikki October 6, 2011 at 10:00 am

Oh goodness, when I lived in Italy chocolate salami was always such a treat since you cant find it in most restaurants. An Italian explained to me it’s usually at at home only treat, like rice crispy treats for us. And the way you wrapped it is so cute.

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Megan (megabite) October 6, 2011 at 10:04 am

Thanks Nikki! That’s so cool that this is the rice krispy treat of Italy. Love that!

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Kerri October 6, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I have been wanting to make this but just haven’t gotten around to it!! The recipe I found calls for Lorna Doone cookies, some crushed fine and some left chunky and whatever else floats your boat. Looks sooo good!!

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Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking October 6, 2011 at 1:08 pm

What an awesome idea! Looks great!
Found you through SprinkleBakes post on FB!

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Megan (megabite) October 6, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Kerri – You totally should make it! Lorna would love to be in this, I’m sure.

Lynne – Thanks! Heather is the best. 🙂

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Sarah Jane October 7, 2011 at 8:42 am

Fun!!! Found your website through some other food blog, can’t remember which one (maybe A Cozy Kitchen?). I love your vintage trays in some pictures! I have a collage on my wall in my 1959 kitchen…

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Megan (megabite) October 7, 2011 at 9:14 am

Thanks Sarah Jane! My mom found me all those trays at garage sales; can you even believe it?!

Oooh I bet your kitchen is lovely.

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Jenny October 7, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Found your blog through Sprinkle Bakes. I totally have to try this one, especially for the holidays! Yummm.

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NicoleD October 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Love this so much! Homemade sausage is so great and chocolate pretend sausage is super cool. Zingerman’s knows their meat, for sure!

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Megan (megabite) October 11, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Thanks Nicole! And yeah man, Zingerman’s is the very best.

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Shezz February 23, 2014 at 2:46 am

Looks Similar to a Nigella Lawson dessert. http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/chocolate-salame.

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Megan February 23, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Yep, lots of people have made this probably.

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