Lola's Spicy Chocolate Salami: A Sweet Surprise


LOLA LOVES A GOOD SALAMI! Lola must have been slightly tipsy when she decided to play Willy Wonka with this classic dessert because her chocolate salami breaks the mold. However, one bite will have you begging for more!

Made with dark chocolate, butter, rum, ginger, cookies, and nuts, this unexpected salami is a conversation piece that will surprise and delight your guests. 

These fun ingredients mesh together in harmony, creating an indulgent dessert. Serve on a slice of sweet bread, cookie, or on its own, each round of this irresistible spicy salami will melt in your mouth. 

I can't wait for you to give Lola's recipe a try and see for yourself how unbelievably tasty spicy chocolate salami is! Let's get to the easy steps for making this awesome dessert yourself!


  • 7 oz dark chocolate (I used 72%), chopped
  • 5 oz butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon rum or whiskey, optional
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, for rolling


  • 10 oz ginger snaps (or other hard biscuit), broken into chunks
  • 2 oz dried cherries (or other dried fruit), chopped
  • 2 oz pistachios (or other nut), chopped
  • 2 oz crystallized ginger, chopped


  • With an electric mixer, whip the softened butter with the sugar until pale and flooffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave. I heat on low in a glass bowl for 30-second increments, stirring in between. Allow to cool.
  • Whisk cooled chocolate into butter/sugar mixture with milk and rum if using on low
  • Add the cookie, nuts, and fruit, and stir by hand to combine.
  • Roll out a sheet of parchment paper and place the mixture in a long line at the center. Use your hands to shape it into a log. Then roll it up in the paper and twist the endsRefrigerate for at least 3 - 4 hours, then unwrap and roll in powdered sugar.
Serve by placing it on a board surrounded by fruit and sweet breads! 
Who doesn’t love Spicy Salami and bread for the holidays???


  1. Wondering if we can replace from rum to rum extract? Like vanilla extract.

    1. Most definitely!!! That is an easy substitution!


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