White Chocolate Salami
This unique recipe is for all my chocolate fans! This no-bake, White Chocolate Salami is an easy and tasty Italian Christmas sweet treat. A simple combination of 5 ingredients: white chocolate, nuts, cranberries, orange zest and butter cookies.
Chocolate salami (there’s no meat in this salami, it’s just made to look like one) is a traditional Italian and Portuguese dessert. Couldn’t you just imagine Nonna (grandma) in a little kitchen in Italy making this ‘salame di cioccolato?’
This is my special Christmas version of my dark/milk chocolate salami. Made festive with white chocolate with a colorful contrast of vibrant red, dried cranberries.
This is a chocolate salami without eggs too. My dark/milk Chocolate Salami (picture below) does contain butter to give it a smoother texture and make it easier to slice. However, because white baking chocolate contains oil/fat there is no need for the butter in the white chocolate version.
I have read that alcohol was sometimes added back in the day. To me, this sounds like a perfectly festive idea! A coffee or orange liqueur or maybe rum or brandy would all add delicious flavor.
To give it even more of a traditional meat salami look, I lightly coat the outside with powdered sugar. I then go on to tie it up with string for a full effect. These are both options, but a nice finishing touch, I think.
With our without booze, this White Chocolate Salami would make a lovely, homemade, edible Christmas gift. Simply wrap it in clear plastic gift wrap and adorn with a decorative ribbon for that someone special.