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Chocolate Salami

10 MINPrep Time
15 MINCook Time
6 to 8Servings
by Giada
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman
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This salami is more than meets the eye… because it’s chocolate! This is a classic dessert from my childhood, especially around Easter. Kids think it’s hilarious, and because it’s genuinely delicious, the adults always love it too. Use the best chocolate chips you can get your hands on for this recipe; it’s the star, after all!

Chocolate Salami
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Chocolate Salami

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Category

Dessert

Servings

6

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Calories

540

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds (2 1/2 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (2 1/2 ounces)
  • 6 crushed amaretti cookies (roughly 1/2 cup)
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, at room temperature
  • One 12-ounce bag semisweet chocolate chips, such as Ghirardelli
  • 1/4 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest (about 1/2 medium orange)
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spread the almonds, walnuts and crushed amaretti cookies in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake until the nuts are lightly toasted, 6 to 8 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. Put the butter and chocolate in a heatproof medium bowl and place the bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth, about 6 minutes. Stir in the coffee until smooth. Add the almonds, walnuts, amaretti cookies, salt and orange zest, and stir until combined. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until firm but moldable, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  4. Divide the chocolate mixture in half. Place half of the mixture in the center of an 18-inch-long piece of plastic wrap. Using a spatula, form the mixture into a log, about 7 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. Roll up the log in the plastic and twist the ends to seal. Roll back and forth on a work surface a few times to make the log evenly round. Repeat with the remaining chocolate mixture. Refrigerate the logs until firm, about 1 hour.
  5. Spread the confectioners' sugar on a dinner plate. Remove the plastic wrap from the logs, then roll them in the sugar until coated. Using a pastry brush, brush away the excess sugar. Let the logs sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. Using a sharp serrated knife, cut the logs into 1/2-inch-thick slices and serve.
  6. Cook's Note: The dessert can be frozen for up to 1 month. Thaw at room temperature for 25 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
6
per serving
Calories
540
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
51 grams
Protein
6 grams
Fat
40 grams
Saturated Fat
18 grams
Cholestrol
31 milligrams
Sodium
116 milligrams
Fiber
5 grams
Sugar
42 grams
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