Russian Chocolate Salami (Nut-free)

Don’t be fooled by this Russian Chocolate Salami! No meat is involved here, just chocolate, tea biscuits and fruity marmalade candies—fun and easy to make with the kids and trick a family member.

Russian Chocolate Salami is a fun and easy dessert; even the kids can help. Plus, these make a lovely gift to give away for any occasion. Roll them up in brown paper, and a little bow, and you have a beautiful gift! Although, keep in mind to keep them cold because, unlike authentic sausages, they do melt. You can decorate them like authentic sausages and serve them on a traditional wooden cutting board. It’s for sure going to surprise one or two at the table.

Chocolate Sausages

Many Versions of Chocolate Salami

This version of chocolate salami is a Russian or, let’s say, the Northern version. They make them with pieces of fruity marmalade candies, which are easy to find, but any jelly candy would do. I think they bring in some colour. They make the sausages a bit more festive. Of course, other versions exist with nuts, like the Sirian version with pistachios. The Italians have an arrangement with or without nuts called Salame al Cioccolato. But if you intend to give it to kids, ensure nobody suffers from allergies.

Although the main ingredient here is the plain tea cookies or biscuits, every country has its version. Here in Spain, they call them ‘Maria’ cookies. It’s the typical commercial cookies they serve with coffee or tea. So, be ready for this plain, bland white cookie to get a fun makeover!

Russian Chocolate Salami

Rolling Technique

You’ll want your sausage super round because the rounder, the more realistic! You’ll do a first roll with a sushi carpet or wooden table mat for this recipe. Once the resting period in the refrigerator is over, you’ll want to reform the sausages with the help of oven paper and a plane scrapper or similar to keep it as round as possible. Check the recipe video below for the precise technique.

Russian Chocolate Salami

Storage

These Russian Chocolate Salami will melt if they are too warm. So keep them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, and if you want to keep them longer, no problem, they will last up to 2-3 months in the freezer. Also, protect them in double plastic wrap and an extra layer.

*NOTE 

Thanks to my sweet friend Kristelle, who gave me all the fun and sweet recipes for this Food Blog. She is a talented baker and will collaborate more for the sweet tooth dishes! Check out her latest cinnamon buns recipe here!

Chocolate Sausage

Russian Chocolate Salami

Don't be fooled by this Russian Chocolate Salami! No meat involved here, just chocolate, tea biscuits and fruity marmalade candies. Fun and easy to make with the kids and trick a family member.
5 from 21 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Resting time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: russian
Keyword: chocolate, cookies, dessert, gift, kidfriendly, marmalade candy, sausage
Servings: 2 sausages
Calories: 1240kcal
Author: Kristelle B.

Ingredients

  • 180 g tea biscuits
  • 150 g marmalade candies jelly candy (not sour)
  • 100 g butter
  • 100 g condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder

The topping powder

  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp starch (corn, potato, rice, etc.)

Instructions

  • Cut the tea biscuits into small pieces by hand (or mash them in a big plastic bag).
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  • Then, cut the marmalade candies into small pieces and add to the cookie bowl.
  • Add the butter, condensed milk and chocolate powder to a saucepan and warm up at medium-low until the butter is melted. Keep turning to prevent burning the mixture.
  • Add the melted chocolate mixture to the biscuit mixture and mix.
  • Add half the mixture to a big piece of plastic wrap and start rolling with your hands to make a cylinder. Then, use a sushi mat or similar to make it rounder.
  • Make it with the other half again, then reserve it in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Once cold and firm, take parchment paper and a scraper and push underneath the sausage to shape it perfectly round (Check video).
  • Take off the plastic and cover it with the topping powder mix twice.

Video

Notes

Cover the sausages with the starch-sugar powder twice; the sugar will get absorbed in the first round.
Use a sharp knife to cut the sausage.

Nutrition

Calories: 1240kcal | Carbohydrates: 153g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 69g | Saturated Fat: 36g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 747mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 100g | Vitamin A: 1507IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 4mg
Nutrition Facts
Russian Chocolate Salami
Amount per Serving
Calories
1240
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
69
g
106
%
Saturated Fat
 
36
g
225
%
Trans Fat
 
2
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
9
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
18
g
Cholesterol
 
125
mg
42
%
Sodium
 
747
mg
32
%
Potassium
 
382
mg
11
%
Carbohydrates
 
153
g
51
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
100
g
111
%
Protein
 
10
g
20
%
Vitamin A
 
1507
IU
30
%
Vitamin C
 
5
mg
6
%
Calcium
 
201
mg
20
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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17 Comments

  • Bernice

    5 stars
    Yum! This is kind of like a condensed version of the rocky road I adored in Australia. This is a great recipe for those who love sweet treats but don’t necessarily have the time or ability to bake them.

  • Mikayla

    5 stars
    Such a fun ‘sausage’ to make with my kiddo and we added it to dessert charcuterie board for our family fun day.

  • Jenny

    5 stars
    Such a fun recipe! I love these chocolate sausages. It is the perfect recipe for kids to help in the kitchen. We will replicate your styling, it is genius.

  • veenaazmanov

    5 stars
    My kids would love to try these out. Looks tempting and sounds easy to make. Combination yummy.

  • Cathleen

    5 stars
    I have never had chocolate with sausages before, but I am so excited to try it! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe 🙂

  • Kristina

    My kids get a kick out of these! They love sausage and they love chocolate so when they eat these “sausages” stuffed with chocolate they can’t stop giggling. Definitely a fun treat for kids parties!

  • Jacqueline

    5 stars
    Chocolate salami is very traditional here in Italy too, especially at Easter and Christmas. The Italian version is slightly different and doesn’t have the candies in it. I love the idea especially for kids. On my to-make list!

  • NATALIA

    5 stars
    I’ve never tried making chocolate sausages before but this was so easy to do. My daughter helped me and we had such a great time! Wonderful recipe.

  • LaKita

    5 stars
    Such a cute, simple, and deliciously sweet recipe! It really does look like a sausage and my family loved it.

  • Ashley

    5 stars
    This looks so fun to make! It sounds amazing too!

  • nancy

    5 stars
    these Chocolate Sausages are so cute. They make a great party treat and it’s so fun to make!

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