How To Make Salame Di Cioccolata – Chocolate Salami

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Here’s a fantastic recipe for how to make chocolate salami by Italian Chef Chicca Maione. She can even teach you the art of making this in person through her cooking classes (If you are looking for a great vacation).

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Let’s Make Chocolate Salami!

Diet Considerations

  • Vegetarian

Ingredients (Serves 6 – 8)

  • 8 oz dark unsweetened chocolate in powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 10 oz cookies (animal cookies)
  • 8 oz sugar
  • 7 oz butter
  • 7 oz raw almonds
  • 6 oz pistachios (no shell)


Prep Time: 25 minutes.

Cook Time: 2 hours.

  1. Prep the butter and cookies

    Melt the butter. Chop the cookies into tiny pieces (smashing the cookies or using a food processor).

  2. Make the egg mixture

    Mix the eggs with the sugar in a food processor on high speed until frothy. Then add the chocolate powder and melted butter and blend on low. 

  3. Add it all together

    Put your mixture from step 2 in a bowl and add the cookies, the almonds, and the pistachios.  Mix together by hand; the mixture must be very thick.

  4. Make your rolls

    On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, form a salami roll of about 7-8 inches with half of the mixture (Hint: wet hands make it easier to shape). Once you have a nice roll, tear the parchment paper lining the sheet in half and wrap your roll. Repeat with the other half of the mixture.

  5. Freeze

    Put the two chocolate salami rolls in the freezer for 2 hours to harden them. When finished, cut into slices; you can do thick or thin depending on your preference.

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Plan it into your week

The best way to remember to make it is to plan for it. Learn about meal prep through our article Meal Prep 101, by dietician Shannon Costello.


Print out the ingredient list

Need the ingredients list on hand? Simply pull up the article on your phone (it’s mobile compatible) or click here to print it out.


Email Chicca for help

Chicca’s here to help. If you need assistance with the recipe, email her at


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About the Author

Chicca Maione

Chicca Maione

Italian Chef

Chicca is a Tuscan-based architect and passionate chef of home-cooked food. After many years of cooking for family and friends, she found her calling: teaching people how to cook authentic homemade food while sharing recipes and stories about her incredible culture. She has spread the traditional-Italian and typical-Tuscan cuisine in Italy and abroad for the past 19 years.
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* Recipe posted with permission from the author, Chicca Maione, at Cooking in Tuscany.

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