BY: Carol Green

December 18, 2020

Food as gifts is always a great idea, especially when it’s homemade, delicious, and healthy!

Here’s a unique idea that will be sure to delight the lucky recipient, a chocolate salami! Not chocolate-dipped salami, but rather a chocolate dessert that looks like a salami!

Traditionally this Italian dessert is made simply with a filling of pieces of biscotti, I see this as a great opportunity to play with an array of flavors and textures. For this recipe, crystallized ginger, dried apricots, macadamia nuts, and coconut wafer cookies create a surprise for the lucky recipient with a jewel-like effect when sliced and a sublime taste.

The Good Chocolate, Sugar-Free!

A true ‘chocoholic’ at heart, I am so happy chocolate has redeeming qualities, loaded with heart-healthy antioxidants and polyphenols, it truly is a health food… just not the sugar most chocolate candies are loaded with!

In my quest to enjoy chocolate without the guilt I have tried many different sugar-free options, most have an unpleasant after taste or have an equality unpleasant effect on digestion 🙁

Imagine my delight when I happened across the most amazing sugar-free and DELICIOUS chocolate from  The Good Chocolate! Ben and Miki, two lifelong friends on a health quest set out to create a truly ‘bean to bar’ sugar-free chocolate that is 100% organic, with none of the unpleasant sugar substitute effects.

Mesquite, the Unique Super Sweetener

The secret to success for confections from The Good Chocolate is down to incorporating a blend of a little erythritol, stevia, and the new star of the show mesquite powder.

A unique, quite unknown super-sweetener, mesquite powder is made from seeds inside the pods of the mesquite tree, it has been used by Native Americans as a sweetener for centuries. Mesquite powder is surprisingly high in fiber (25%), high in protein (11-17%) yet maintains a very low glycemic index (25), perfect for low carb diets!

I am so happy to have found this amazing chocolate, and partner with The Good Chocolate to bring you this unique recipe.

I do hope you truly this easy recipe and create unique holiday food as gifts!


Chef Carol


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Chocolate Salami

Ginger, Apricot & Macadamia Chocolate Salami

  • Author: Carol Green
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


A unique gift idea, this chocolate dessert looks like a salami! Ginger, apricot and macadamia are a delicious combination that looks gorgeous sliced.



12 oz The Good Chocolate Ginger Bar

4 oz Unsalted Butter

1/2 cup Macadamia Nuts, toasted

1/2 cup Gluten Free Cookies *

1/2 cup Dried Apricots

1/4 cup Crystalized Ginger

1 cup Powdered Sugar


Rough chop the chocolate, slice the butter and place all the ingredients in a double boiler, gently simmering.

Prepare the filling; rough chop the nuts, apricots and cookies, finely chop the ginger

Once the chocolate has melted, stir in the filling until combined, do not over stir.

Form the ‘salami’, this recipe will make one large salami or two smaller. Place the filling in a log shape on a piece of parchment paper, roll up and shape, tie the ends.

Place in the refrigerator until set, approximately three hours. Once set, unroll the chocolate salami and discard the parchment paper.

Place on baking sheet, and dust on all sides with powdered sugar. Using kitchen string, ‘tie’ the log to resemble salami (see video).

Roll and tie in fresh parchment paper and present in pretty basket or tray.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Dessert

*Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. Read full privacy policy here.

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