Salame di Cioccolato, Dolce Salami

I’m back on time for the Fiesta Friday with Angie from The Novice Gardener. Every week is a new fabulous Party, with new people and new recipes!

And today a surprise in my Panière, a delicious  Salame di Cioccolato, stuffed with delicious nuts, orange zests and much more! A delicious treat for the season.

This treat is known in Italy and also in Portugal, and is usually served with a strong hot coffee.

The recipe is adapted from Jenny Morris, my favorite Chef Cuisinier,  I love her style of cooking. I made some changes to the original recipe, and this treat is perfect for winter time season. I hope you will enjoy it!

Huge thanks to our great hostess Angie and thanks to Jhuls from The Not So Creative Cook and Indu from Indu’s International Kitchen for co-hosting this week Fiesta Friday!

Serves: 20 slices


  • 300g of dark chocolate (70% of cocoa, Lindt)
  • 125g of muscovado sugar
  • 80gr of cocoa powder
  • 125g of soft butter
  • The zest of 2 oranges
  • 2 tablespoons of orange blossom honey
  • 100g of toasted hazelnuts
  • 100g of chopped pistachio
  • 100g of palet Breton (or cookies or biscuits)
  • Icing sugar for dusting


  1. Toast the hazelnuts in a small pan, on a medium heat for a few minutes.
  2. When they are browned, remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. In a bain Marie (water bath) add the chopped chocolate and the sugar.
  4. Whisk with a wooden spoon until the 2 ingredients melt together.
  5. Reduce the heat and pour the cocoa powder and continue to whisk constantly.
  6. Add the orange zests and the soft butter.
  7. Whisk until the butter melts completely.
  8. Pour the honey.
  9. Add the hazelnuts (I didn’t chop the hazelnuts), the chopped pistachio and the chopped palet Breton into the pan.
  10. Whisk until all the ingredients are combined together.
  11. Take a large clear plastic wrap, place it on a clean surface.
  12. Dust with icing sugar the surface of the paper and gently pour the mixture in the icing sugar.
  13. Roll the salami into the icing sugar to make a sausage.
  14. Refrigerate for 4 hours (for me).
  15. Remove from the refrigerator.
  16. Add a clean kitchen towel on a surface and put the salami in the middle.
  17. Dust more with icing sugar and cut slices.

This Chocolate Salami is so good with a coffee, you have so many flavors, the pistachios, the hazelnuts, the orange zest and more…It’s crunchy, sweet and bitter at the same time!

Bon Appétit.

49 thoughts on “Salame di Cioccolato, Dolce Salami

  1. Jhuls

    I am glad you are here for today’s FF, Linda. This looks like a perfect treat for FF. I don’t think I’ve had this before, but this sounds awesome. 🙂 Thanks for joining FF. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! ❤

  2. Nancy

    Oh, Linda… yes please! I haven’t had a treat like this since my last trip to Italy (6 long years ago). I would sell my soul for a nibble of your delicious creation! Delicious. ❤

  3. Hilda

    What a great version of salami. I plan to commission a daughter to make this for me when she visits in a couple of days. I think she will enjoy your blog as much as I do.

  4. platedujour

    Linda you have no merci 😂 this chocolate and hazelnuts look simply divine! I tried some before in Italy, and it’s true this is the best thing with coffee. Perfect dessert for this time of a year, especially when we have so many coffee times with our friends and family 😊xx

    • lapetitepaniere

      Thank you so so much Marta, you’re always kind 🙂 I love it with my coffee (Illy coffee) bitter, sweet and yummy of course. Happy Holidays and hope you enjoy your Christmas with all your family and friends xx 🙂

  5. Amanda

    What a beautiful dessert. I’d seen these before, but never had any idea how to make them. It really looks so like salami that I thought it would be savory. If it doesn’t take forever to do, I might want to bring a log of this to my mother in law. I love the nuts and the textures. Beautiful as always.

    • lapetitepaniere

      Thank you so much, Amanda 🙂 The recipe is very easy, the all combination of these ingredients bring a lot of flavors to this log. Crunchy with the hazelnuts and bitter with the dark chocolate.
      Happy Holidays!

  6. lapetitecasserole

    When I was a child my mum used to organize my birthday party at home with all my school friends. The chocolate salami was the protagonist of the party, acclaimed as a star by the kids.
    I love your version with orange zest and pistachios!

    • lapetitepaniere

      Thank you so much, Margherita 🙂 I’m sure your mom chocolate salami is the best chocolate salami, I can imagine how beautiful was the party. Mom’s recipes are always the best…Happy Holidays 🙂

  7. Darya

    Oh Linda, j’adore le salami au chocolat ! Je n’en mange quasiment jamais, et je n’en ai jamais fait, mais ta version avec des palets bretons est vraiment très gourmande. J’aime beaucoup. Et tes photos sont toujours aussi superbes et gourmandes. Une belle recette que j’essaierai un jour.

    • lapetitepaniere

      Merci Darya, j’ai trouvé cette recette tellement facile à faire et en plus c’est drôlement bon. Pas trop sucré, j’ai préféré garder les noisettes entieres, elles sont plus belles quand tu coupes des tranches et j’ai rejouté le zeste de 2 oranges, mais il ne faut pas en abuser une tranche suffit, ça se déguste et avec un bon café c’est juste ce qu’il faut. En tout cas je t’encourage à le faire.
      Je te souhaîte de très bonne fêtes 🙂

  8. Neila

    Oh Linda, tu m’as mis l’eau a la bouche avec ce dessert, il a l’air succulent en plus pas tres complique a faire. Merci pour cette bonne idee originale et ultra gourmande.

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