This chocolate salami is an easy, traditional Portuguese no-bake dessert made with butter, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, tea cookies, and Port wine. It can be customized with your favorite nuts or dried fruits, and is made ahead of time, so it’s ideal for entertaining.
Among traditional Portuguese desserts, chocolate salami ranks pretty darn high for us as most loved. Right up there with pasteis de nata. It’s an easy no-bake dessert that you toss together in moments from just butter, cocoa powder, store-bought butter cookies, and a splash of Port.
But our infatuation derives from the beguiling richness and intense chocolatiness. Stash it in the fridge hours ahead of time for easy entertaining. While it’s infallibly charming as a dessert in its own right, it’s even more inspired when set out as an unexpected accompaniment to salty charcuterie, cheese, olives, and nuts.–David Leite
Chocolate Salami FAQs
How do you store chocolate salami?
This dessert can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. It can be frozen for up to 1 month.
How does Portuguese salame de chocolate differ from the Italian and Russian versions?
The addition of port wine makes this chocolate salami different from other versions, which typically use milk or cream as the liquid, and the traditional Italian version is often made with eggs.