Chocolate salami is a special Portuguese and Italian dessert, the perfect sweet for parties and snacks but also a great recipe for the end of the year. Eating chocolate salami to wait until midnight with your friends, that’s great! And if you think that the chocolate salami may be a threat for your body weight, don’t worry, the version that we propose here is light and, moreover, it is completely lactose free!
200 g of dark chocolate, at least 70%
100 g whole grain dry biscuits
30 g dry fruits, a mix of hazelnuts, cashew nuts and Brazil nuts
100 g of boiled chestnuts, you can find them in the supermarket
100 ml plant based milk (you can choose soy milk, with a neutral taste, or more sweet milks such as almond milk or hazelnut milk)
3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
3 tablespoons of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla powder
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
40 g of extra virgin olive oil with a delicate flavor
1 tablespoon of rum
Mel the dark chocolate in a water bath. In the meantime, blend the chestnuts, you should not obtain a fine powder but sprinkles. Pour the chestnuts in a bowl, add the dry fruits, coarsely ground, the sugar, the cocoa, the cinnamon and the vanilla. Stir with a spoon and pour the oil and the milk. Pour also the melted chocolate and add the rum to the dough. Grind coarsely the biscuits and add to the dough. Pour the dough on a baking paper and use it to give a sausage shape to the dessert. Close the end parts and place the chocolate salami in the fridge for 4 hours. Then, remove the baking paper and, if you like, you can decorate with powdered brown sugar, or, you can keep the salami natural, as you prefer. Cut the salami into slices and serve!