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 Comments Add yours

  1. Jhuls says:

    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! ❤

    1. Thank you so much, Jhuls 🙂 If you like chocolate, this treat is super delicious…Thank you for co-hosting this week Fiesta Friday and have a wonderful weekend ❤

  2. Hi, I’ve been wanting to try making this recipe for a while now. Your version looks and sounds delicious!

    1. Thank you very much, SSP 🙂 This recipe is so easy and you can add any kind of nuts. Perfect for this season!

  3. Thank you this is perfect for the Christmas hamper I want to do for my family in law! Absolutely perfect!

    1. Thank you Noémie 🙂 I would love to hear your feedback and you’re right this is perfect for Christmas!

  4. Nancy says:

    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. ❤

    1. Nancy, nice to see we both share good memories from Italy 😉 I made two, one for us and another for my friends. Truly, if I could I will send you a basket, Nancy. Have a wonderful holidays ❤

  5. goodyblogger says:

    Lovely! Ive never had it with the nuts in before! Want a wonderful idea. In portugal we use Bolachas Maria, Maria Biscuits, you can occasionally find them here in the uk 🙂

    1. Thank you so much 🙂 This is delicious with nuts…I don’t know if Maria Biscuits are on sale here in Dubai but I will check, thanks for the suggestion.

  6. Gosh, this is stunning! And it looks fairly simple to achieve.

    1. Thank you so much, Melissa 🙂

    1. Thank you very much, Julie 🙂

  7. This is why I enjoy your site so much Linda – you are always coming up with a special treat or dish that I have never tried. Keep the recipes coming… 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot for your kind comments, I really appreciate them Judi 🙂 This recipe is so easy and you can add what ever else you like, dried fruits, nuts and much more!

  8. Absolutely beautiful Linda! I love the idea of this to wrap up as a gift for friends! 🙂 You truly are a talented cook!

    1. You’re too nice, Margot 🙂 I made two, one for the family and another one for my friends, I hope they will like it 😉

      1. There’s no doubt in my mind that they will LOVE it Linda! 🙂

      2. Thank you so much 🙂

  9. Hilda says:

    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.

    1. Thank you very much, Hilda 🙂 What a great idea, I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as my family enjoyed it.

  10. Lori says:

    Wow! You amaze me!!

    1. Lori, it’s so good to see you and I hope you are doing well my Dear 🙂

  11. chefjulianna says:

    This looks just amazing, Linda! What a gorgeous recipe and photos! 😀

    1. Thank you so much, Julianna 😀

  12. platedujour says:

    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

    1. 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 🙂

  13. This little log is chocolate-and-nuts lovers heaven. I love the name, salame di cioccolato! I can imagine an Italian pronouncing it! What a cute gift wrapping too! 😀

    1. Thank you very much, Fae 🙂 You’re right I can only imagine, an amazing gift à l’italienne 😀 Happy Holidays 🙂

  14. Amanda says:

    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.

    1. 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!

  15. This looks amazing!! I think your family is very lucky to have you making them such fabulous food! xx

    1. Thank you very much Elaine for your sweet comments 🙂 I’m so lucky to have them. Happy Holidays xx

  16. 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!

    1. 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 🙂

  17. Darya says:

    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.

    1. 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 🙂

  18. What a wonderful and beautiful looking dessert, linda! Love anything with chocolate and nuts and really love the idea of making a log and rolling it in icing sugar! 🙂

    1. Thank you very much, Indu 🙂 The texture was very nice. Thank you for co-hosting this week and Happy Holidays 🙂

  19. Neila says:

    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.

    1. Ha, ha, ha je te promets que je t’en apporterai la prochaine fois. Super simple à faire mais à déguster par petit bout avec un café bien fort 🙂

  20. andy says:

    Ohhh my !!! ❤ this looks too good 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Andie 🙂 It was really nice and so easy to make. I like easy, simple recipe 😀

  21. safia-safou says:

    chahitini Linda comme toujours 😉

    1. Aryahi, raki marhaba, angarmchou chiya el hlayet 😀

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