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The Best Crunchy and Sweet No-Bake Chocolate Salami (Shokoladnaya Kolbasa)

Perfectly crunchy and sweet No-Bake Chocolate Salami (Shokoladnaya Kolbasa (kielbasa)) is perfect with a cup of warm tea and a table filled with friends.

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What is Chocolate Salami?

Chocolate salami is a crunchy, chocolate dessert that is mixed together with cocoa powder, eggs, nuts, and cookies, then shaped into a salami and chilled in the fridge till firm.

Russian chocolate salami is simple and easy, this crunchy yet soft dessert will sweeten up your life! It’s made with animal cookies, cocoa, nuts, and is perfectly buttery. No baking required. I like to make it and serve it when I have friends over. It’s always a hit!

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One of the special ingredients in this dessert is animal cookies. That’s right! My kids like to snack on them when I pull them out to make this chocolate salami. They also balance out with the nutty walnuts and cocoa and add one of the favorite sweet touches in this dessert. Also, you can use gluten-free ones! Chocolate salami is one of my favorite Russian treats that can be made gluten free. It’s my all time favorite dessert. I can eat way too much of it at once, it’s one of my food weaknesses. It’s great to make ahead for the holiday table or to bring over to someone’s house, maybe even include it in a cookie box for the neighbors!

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When you bite into this soft yet crunchy confection, you’ll be glad you made it, and you’ll know that it’ll be made over and over again. Pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy!

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What do I need to make The Best Crunchy and Sweet No-Bake Chocolate Salami (Shokoladnaya Kolbasa)?

All you need is 6 ingredients to make chocolate salami.

Animal cookies: Unlike many other recipes that I have seen floating around the web on how to make chocolate salami, I use animal cookies. They have the buttery, crunchy and delicate taste.
Walnuts: Walnuts are not best for chocolate salami, no other nut will do.
Sugar: For some sweetness.
Eggs: Will cook, but still no baking required. Go down to see how it’s done.
Butter: Unsalted
Cocoa: or Cocoa powder for the chocolate part.

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What is the difference between cacao and cocoa, which one is better?

Most people are probably familiar with cacoa powder, as its commonly used for baking chocolate cakes. But cacao powder is becoming popular as people begin to eat more healthy.

They are similar.

Both start out with beans from the cacao plant. Cocoa powder is made fermented beans with no additives and have not been roasted. Still chocolaty, but bitter in taste and high in nutrition. The beans are are processed at low temperatures and then milled. Cocoa powder is processed at a high temperature, roasted and may contain added dairy or sugar for additional flavor.

I’m a huge chocolate lover! Enjoy these tasty chocolate recipes from the blog:

A Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Flax Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day with chocolate.

You can make So Good and Creamy 2 Step Chocolate Avocado Pudding at home with just 5 ingredients!

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The Best Crunchy and Sweet No-Bake Chocolate Salami (Shokoladnaya Kolbasa)

Chocolatey, nutty, sweet and crunchy! Its the Best Crunchy and Sweet No-Bake Chocolate Salami (Shokoladnaya Kolbasa) from my childhood.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Russian
Allergy: Dairy Free, Vegetarian
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 475kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3 cups animal cookies, crushed
  • 1¾ cups walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa

Instructions

  • Crush animal cookies by hand or in a food processor into a large bowl (medium sized pieces).
  • To the cookie bowl add 1 ¾ cup of walnuts.
  • In a sauce pan melt 1 cup unsalted butter.
  • Sift sugar and cocoa, add to the butter.
  • Bring to a boil, take off heat.
  • Stir in eggs one by one, mixing quickly after each egg.
  • Pour into the walnut and cookies and combine together.
  • On a clean surface, take plastic wrap or parchment paper and cut off a square piece.
  • Put ⅓ of the chocolate mix and with the help of plastic wrap (or parchment paper), form a sausage shape. Make a knot at each end.
  • Repeat the last step until the mix is finished.
  • Transfer the kielbasa into the refrigerator until it becomes stiff (a few hours, or overnight). For faster results, freeze.
  • Once firm, slice and enjoy with tea! You can roll it in powdered sugar to make the salami effect.

Nutrition

Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg
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