This no-cook chocolate treat is gonna blow your mind! With the texture somewhere between fudge and truffles, it’ll be the most fun, and, biggest conversation starter of any recipe or dish you’ve served in some time.
Serve anywhere. Anytime.
How many dishes do you know that would thrill both kids & adults…?
I can’t think of many that would go effortlessly, even beautifully, from a children’s birthday party served with shots of milk, to a decadent adult dessert served with espresso, or even in front of the TV, watching the big game!
I have made this before as gluten free double chocolate salame and it was very tasty, as well as a lot of fun, and yes when it’s sliced it really does look like salame (plural = salami)! As I happened to have some homemade gluten free peanut butter cookies in the freezer, using this amazing 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies recipe, when the two recipes collided in my thoughts, I just had to make it again.
Chocolate + peanut butter = YUUUUUUUM!
Gluten free. Or not. It’s up to you…
This of course can be made with any cookies you like! Just think of what pairs well with chocolate; some mint cookies would be fabulous, as would anything with orange! Adding some chopped nuts is also a good option – again as long as the flavour matches.
The cookies I used did have chopped peanuts, and they made a fab addition – with taste, and especially with texture.
Get the kids to help…
… and see how jazzed they get! Once the mixing is done, they’ll have a blast forming the salame, they’ll learn a new skill, and they’ll be even more unbelievably stoked to not only eat it, but to serve it.
Experiment. See what you like. Anyone within spitting range will be happy to be your taste-tester guinea pig, I promise you!
It’s very rich, so slice it thinly. For a different texture, you cut it into small chunks. Serving it with fresh fruit helps temper the richness, and makes it feel just a little bit less decadent. If you’re not serving a crowd, just cut off a small piece, stashing the rest back in the fridge for future good eats~
Peanut Butter Chocolate Salame (GF)
- 100 grams GF peanut butter cookies
- 3 egg yolks
- 125 grams fine white sugar blitz white sugar in food processor if you can’t find it
- 60 grams unsalted butter cut into small pieces and softened
- 60 grams unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon GF vanilla extract
suggested garnishes/to serve with:
- fresh fruit of your choice
- dried fruit like cranberries
- nuts: almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc
Put the cookies into a food storage bag, and using a rolling pin or small pot, crumble the cookies into small pieces (no bigger than 1/2” pieces).
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, whip the egg yolks with the fine sugar until light and fluffy about 3 - 5 minutes, scraping the bowl down occasionally.
Add the softened butter a spoonful at a time mixing well to incorporate; again scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Sift the cocoa powder into the egg & sugar mixture, add the vanilla and at first, stir by hand to combine. Once most of it has, use the mixer for another 2 - 3 minutes.
Add the crumbled cookies and mix well, by hand.
Scrape the dough on a long sheet of plastic wrap, approx 16 inches. Using your hands and the plastic, form it into the shape of a salami, or log. Really play with it, and get it into a cylindrical shape of about 2-inches in diameter, and 12 inches long.
Wrap it tightly, and wrap again using a piece of foil. Place it in the refrigerator and leave overnight, or at least several hours to firm up.
Serve on a cutting/serving board with fresh fruit, nuts, etc as desired.
While it doesn't take long to make, the salame does need a few hours in the fridge to firm up.
I cut down on the cookies from 150 to 100 (from the previously made recipe) you can use any amount in that range.