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5 from 8 votes

Christmas-spiced Chocolate salami

This eye-catching chocolate salami is extra Christmasy thanks to cranberries, pistachios, orange zest and Schwartz ground cinnamon and whole cloves
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Desserts and sweet treats
Cuisine: British
Keyword: chocolate fridge cake, chocolate salami, chocolate salami recipe, Christmas, christmas recipe, dessert, spiced chocolate
Servings: 15 slices
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Emily Leary



  • 300 g milk chocolate
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 100 g butter
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 orange zested
  • 50 g pistachios
  • 50 g cranberries
  • 50 g dark chocolate diced
  • 50 g white chocolate diced
  • 120 g digestive biscuits broken into chunky crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Put the milk chocolate and cloves in a large heatproof bowl and melt gently in the microwave or over a bain-marie. 
  • Stir a fork around the chocolate to remove the cloves - count them out to make sure you find all ten. 
  • Add the butter, golden syrup and cinnamon to the bowl and stir until melted and smooth.
  • Add the orange zest, pistachios, cranberries, dark chocolate, white chocolate and digestives. Stir well until everything is evenly coated.
  • Place a doubled up length of cling film on your countertop and tip the mixture on to it, forming into a rough oblong.
  •  Carefully roll up the clingfilm, forming the mix into a sausage shape, twist and tie the ends to seal. 
  • Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours to set. (TIP: I find it helps to rest the salami on a ruffled tea towel to cushion it, so that it doesn't sink flat as it sets).
  • Once set, cut away the ends of your clingfilm and unwrap, then cover all over with a generous dusting of icing sugar.
  • Grab some food-safe string and tie around one end of the salami. Either wrap the string in a spiral, or tie one ring after the other to get that classic salami pattern along the length, tying off at the end.
  • When you're ready to serve, simply cut into slices.



Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.4mg