Simple Vegan Chocolate Salami

Chocolate salami is a dessert that I’ve loved since I was a child and that ever since I’ve adopted a strict vegetarian diet I have not dared to try.

This is too good a dessert not to be “veganized”, and with Christmas approaching, I couldn’t help but share this recipe with you.

This salami was approved by us and the whole family, and the recipe is simple and quick to make. If it’s made the day before, it’s even better!

Here’s the step-by-step video:

🗒️ Ingredients You’ll Need

To make this vegan-friendly chocolate salami you need 5 ingredients:

Cookies – The cookies I’ve used for this recipe are called Maria cookies. I also tried it with toasted biscuits and it turned out great (extra crispy). In some countries, it is hard to find these cookies, and it is possible to make the salami with tea biscuits or other simple cookies as long as they are vegan. It is necessary to read the labels of the different brands because some include milk or milk derivatives in their cookies.

Cooking Chocolate – I used cooking chocolate with a minimum of 70% cocoa content. Make sure it doesn’t include milk or dairy products in the ingredients list.

Margarine – Again you have to be careful when choosing the right margarine. Some kinds of margarine describe themselves as plant-based but end up including animal-based ingredients such as milk, dairy products, fatty acid mono- and diglycerides, and vitamin D.

Sugar – I used icing sugar. You can buy ready-made or grind white sugar at home.

Plant-based drink – plant-based drink of your choice. In this case, I used soy drink.

You will also need parchment paper to shape the salami and refrigerate it.

🌿 Chocolate Salami Recipe

I started by putting 30 Maria cookies (180 grams) in a zip-lock bag and then using a rolling pin I crushed them into small pieces.

I melted 130 grams of cooking chocolate (70% cocoa) in a water bath. Then I mixed in 100 grams of margarine and 40 grams of icing sugar. To this, I added 20 grams of vegetable drink and incorporated it.

Once well combined, I added the crushed cookies and mixed well.

Finally, I placed the mixture in the center of the baking paper and shaped it with my hands and with the help of the paper.

Done! Then it was just a couple of hours in the fridge to solidify. When possible, I prefer to make it the day before.

Before serving, I sprinkled it with icing sugar to make it look even more beautiful and Christmassy. Sprinkling with cocoa is also a great idea!

❄️ How Long Does The Chocolate Salami Need To Stay In The Fridge?

The salami needs to stay in the fridge until it solidifies, and this should take about 2 to 4 hours.

Ideally, you’d want to prepare the salami the day before. That way you can be sure it will have the right consistency. In my opinion, it tastes better the next day as the texture will end up tasting more homogenous.

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Simple Vegan Chocolate Salami

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  • Author: Cláudia Reis
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 slices 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This vegan chocolate salami is based on a traditional recipe from Portugal, the place where I was born, but it’s without egg and dairy— making this a delicious alternative for vegans!


Units Scale
  • 180 grams biscuits (preferably Marie biscuits)
  • 130 grams cooking chocolate (70% cocoa)
  • 100 grams margarine
  • 40 grams icing sugar (5 tablespoons) + more to sprinkle
  • 20 grams plant-based drink (2 tablespoons)


  1. Crush 180 grams of biscuits into small pieces, for example by putting them in a bag and breaking them up with a rolling pin.
  2. Melt 130 grams of cooking chocolate in a water bath.
  3. Mix in 100 grams of margarine and let it melt.
  4. Mix in 40 grams of icing sugar.
  5. Add 20 grams of plant-based drink and combine.
  6. Add the crushed biscuits and coat well.
  7. Transfer the mixture to the baking paper along its center. Wrap the mixture in the paper, applying some pressure to shape the salami.
  8. Place in the refrigerator until it’s solid (2 to 3 hours should be enough)
  9. Sprinkle with icing sugar before serving (optional).


  • You’re free to include other ingredients besides biscuits, namely pistachio nuts, hazelnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, or whichever ingredients tickle your fancy. 
  • If you can’t find Marie biscuits (which are really common in Portugal and Spain), you can use rich tea biscuits or shortbread. They should also work very well for this recipe.
  • The total time includes the chill time. It only should take you about 15 minutes to prepare the salami. 
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Portuguese

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