Many guests have requested this amazingly delicious chocolate dessert recipe. Actually, it’s an anytime sweet treat – we often serve it at afternoon tea. Consider this Chocolate Salami recipe for a great gift from the kitchen recipe idea! This easy, no-bake treat is a perfect holiday dessert recipe. And a wonderful addition to your holiday cookie recipe files too. Beware. you’ll be asked to take this to all the get-togethers. Lucky for you, this is a great “do ahead & freeze” recipe. Trust me, you’ll be making this year round and often.
1 cup heavy cream
8 oz quality chocolate
1 tsp vanilla
- Over a double boiler, blend and warm ingredients until melted.
1 pound of cake and/or cookies coarsely crushed into pieces
(Nilla Wafers & biscotti work well)
2 oz soft figs, chopped
2 oz dates, pitted & chopped
2 oz dried cranberries
4 oz toasted almonds, sliced
4 oz toasted rough chopped hazelnuts
½ tsp salt
- Toss together and then fold into bowl of chocolate.
Place sheet of parchment paper (or plastic wrap) on counter. Place half the chocolate mixture on the center of the paper. Using a spatula, form the mixture into a log approx 2” in diameter. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Twist ends to seal the ends of each log. Roll logs back & forth on counter to make logs evenly round. Refrigerate until firm (about an hour).
** At this point, you can freeze logs for up to a month. Thaw at room temp for 25 mins. **
Part Four – preparing to serve:
Spread confectioners sugar onto a cookie sheet. Unwrap logs and roll them in sugar to coat. Use a dry pastry brush to brush away the excess sugar. Let logs sit at room temp for about 15 minutes. Using a sharp knife, slice logs into ½ “ thick slices and serve.