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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.

Chocolate salami slices on a white board with paper labels.

What is Chocolate Salami?

Chocolate salami is a crunchy, chocolate dessert made with cocoa powder, eggs, nuts, and cookies. Then, it’s shaped into a salami roll and chilled in the fridge until firm.

Russian chocolate salami is simple and easy. This crunchy yet soft dessert will sweeten up your life! No baking required. I like to serve it when I have friends over. It’s always a hit!

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 crackers! Chocolate salami is one of my favorite Russian treats to make gluten-free.

Slices of chocolate salami covered in powdered sugar.

This chocolate log is 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. When we make Christmas boxes, we include it for the neighbors!

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

Key Ingredients

ingredients spread butter, animal cookies, eggs, cocoa, walnuts, and sugar.

All you need is 6 ingredients to make chocolate salami.

Animal cookies: Unlike many other recipes that I have seen floating around the web, I use animal cookies. They have a 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. Scroll down to see how it’s done!

Butter: Unsalted

Cocoa: or Cocoa powder for the chocolate part.

Animal cookies, walnuts, sugar, eggs, butter, and cocoa powder.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How to make Sweet No-Bake Chocolate Salami

Step 1: Crush animal cookies

Crush animal cookies by hand or in a food processor into a large bowl (medium sized pieces).

Animal cookies crushed in a food processor.

Step 2: Add walnuts

Add the chopped walnuts to the cookie bowl.

Chocolate salami ingredients- nuts and crushed animal crackers in a bowl.

Step 3: Melt the butter

In a saucepan, melt the unsalted butter.

Melted butter in a saucepan.

Step 4: Add sugar and cocoa

Sift sugar and cocoa, add to the butter.

Ingredients for chocolate salami mix in a saucepan mixing and cooking.

Step 5: Boil

Bring to a boil, take off heat.

Step 6: Stir in eggs

Stir in eggs one by one, mixing quickly after each egg.

Boiled chocolate salami liquid mix in a saucepan with a whisk.

Step 7: Combine

Pour into the walnut and cookies and combine together.

Chocolate salami mix in a white bowl.

Step 8: Prepare the surface

On a clean surface, take plastic wrap or parchment paper and cut off a square piece.

Step 9: Add chocolate and form the shape

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.

Rolled chocolate salami logs.

Step 10: Repeat

Repeat the last step until there is no mix left.

Step 11: Refrigerate

Transfer the kielbasa into the refrigerator until it becomes stiff (a few hours, or overnight). For faster results, freeze.

Chocolate salami rolls in parchment paper on a cutting board.

Step 12: Enjoy

Once firm, slice and enjoy with tea! You can roll it in powdered sugar to make the salami effect.

Slices of chocolate salami covered in powdered sugar.

Expert Tips

  • Roll in powdered sugar or cocoa powder for a cool salami effect. 
  • Feel free to substitute the animal cookies for tea biscuits or another sweet cracker that you may have on hand. 
  • Introduce a touch of vanilla extract to the chocolate mixture for added depth of flavor.
  • Don’t hesitate to add a pinch of your favorite spices. Options such as a hint of cinnamon or nutmeg elevate the overall flavor profile.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use different nuts?

Yes, experiment with other nuts like almonds or hazelnuts for varied flavors.

How long does it take for the chocolate salami to firm up in the freezer?

It typically takes a few hours in the freezer, but overnight refrigeration yields the best results.

Slices of chocolate salami covered in powdered sugar.

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Chocolate salami sliced on a white board with paper labels.

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.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Russian
Allergy: Dairy Free, Vegetarian
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings16
Calories: 475kcal
Author: Marina Rizhkov

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).
    3 cups animal cookies,
    Crumbled cookies in a food processor.
  • Add the chopped walnuts to the cookie bowl.
    1¾ cups walnuts,
    Crumbled cookies and chopped nuts in a white bowl.
  • In a saucepan, melt the unsalted butter.
    1 cup unsalted butter
    Melted butter in a saucepan.
  • Sift sugar and cocoa, add to the butter.
    1 cup sugar, 3 Tbsp cocoa
    Chocolate salami ingredients mixed in a pan with a whisk.
  • Bring to a boil, take off heat.
  • Stir in eggs one by one, mixing quickly after each egg.
    3 eggs
    Chocolate salami mix in a saucepan with a whisk.
  • Pour into the walnut and cookies and combine together.
    Chocolate salami rolls mix in a white bowl.
  • 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.
    Chocolate salami rolls on a cutting board.
  • Repeat the last step until there is no mix left.
  • Transfer the kielbasa into the refrigerator until it becomes stiff (a few hours, or overnight). For faster results, freeze.
    Chocolate salami rolled in parchment paper on a white board.
  • Once firm, slice and enjoy with tea! You can roll it in powdered sugar to make the salami effect.
    Slices of chocolate salami covered in powdered sugar.

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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