Valentine’s Day… People always have different opinions about it. Some people hate it, some others love it. I say – stop thinking if it’s correct or not to celebrate it! And simply use the Valentine’s Day as a reason to prepare this vegan no-bake chocolate salami! Because even if you don’t have any significant other to love, there’s always someone who needs to be loved dearly. And that would be you!
This dessert is something that my mother prepared for me and my brother quite often when we were small. I still remember my dissatisfaction with the fact that I needed to wait until the chocolate salami solidifies in fridge. Oh well, I guess, I was born to be impatient… But sometimes the impatience is understandable. And trust me – this is one of those cases! This vegan no-bake chocolate salami is so delicious that once it’s in your mouth, you’ll forget all the unpleasant waiting. My partner is a real proof of that. While I was taking pictures of this dessert, I asked for his help. But the only thing I constantly heard from him was “Can I eat it now?” “What about now?” “Are you done? Can I eat it?”. But it’s fine, I’m already familiar with the fact that he has a big sweet tooth.
How to prepare the vegan no-bake chocolate salami
This dessert requires only 5 ingredients that can be easily found in any supermarket. And it will take you less than 30 minutes to prepare it. Then, of course, comes the waiting time until the chocolate salami gets solid. But for your pleasure I can reveal that it’s not necessary to keep the chocolate salami overnight in the fridge. You can enjoy its flavor already after 4 hours.
As far as I know, usually people make the chocolate salami without marmalade candies. But my mother always made it with them, so I decided to maintain my childhood’s flavor also in my recipe. The flavor and texture of the added marmalade candies are perfect for this recipe. They create equilibrium between the bitterness of the dark chocolate and crunchiness of the digestive biscuits. As well as they harmonize the flavor of peanut butter and hazelnuts, which in general are products that contain fat. The choice of marmalade candies’ flavor is up to you. I used marmalade candies that were made of cherry, strawberry, orange and lemon juice. But feel free to use the one that you prefer. Just make sure that it doesn’t contain animal products, for example, gelatin. Because why should you add to your dessert something that comes from boiled animal skin, tendons, ligaments and bones, right?
How long the vegan no-bake chocolate salami can be stored
The best part of this dessert is that it’s very easy to be made. So that also people who are not familiar with desserts can easily create a sweet surprise for their loved ones. Or simply treat themselves with it. Besides that, you should always store this chocolate salami in fridge. It means that by using this recipe you can create a dessert that lasts for several days. Feel free to store the chocolate salami in fridge for up to one week. Even though I really doubt that it will remain uneaten for so long…
Even though I created this recipe when the Valentine’s Day was approaching, you can make it whenever you want. Because spreading love with something sweet that is made with your hands doesn’t require a specific date on the calendar. It’s important that you spread love every single day of your life. No matter if you love someone special, life in general or your furry family members, like I love my baby Specky. That fluffy hairball gets a lot of love from his mommy and daddy all the time. So for him every day is Valentine’s Day!
If I inspired you to create this chocolate salami, do not hesitate and get to work! Collect the necessary 5 ingredients and prepare this vegan no-bake chocolate salami that is:
quick and easy to make
with a perfectly balanced sweetness
and simply yummy!
Let me know, if you try this recipe! Leave a comment or even more – make Specky happy! Snap a picture of your masterpiece and post it on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @bunnymommycooks. And feel free to let your animal family members join in the picture!