One of my favorite childhood treats, that always reminds me of my grandmother is chocolate salami. She used to make it quite often when I was a little girl, always packed with nuts, and even though I didn’t like nuts so much – it was a classic I couldn’t resist.
It’s been so long since I made chocolate salami over the past years, and only recently tried making a healthier version to the popular recipe. This is how this healthy chocolate salami was thought of. It’s made of dates, cocoa powder and oatmeal and is so easy to make. It would make a perfect healthy snack for kids or if you want something balanced and sweet to have with your cup of coffee in the morning or in the afternoon.
If you like dates this recipe will definitely become a favorite, as it’s sweet, chocolatey and simply delicious.
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Healthy Chocolate Salami
For the chocolate salami:
- 250 grams date paste
- 20 grams (2 tbsp.) cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp. natural date syrup
- 100 grams (1 cup) oatmeal
For the coating:
- Ground coconut or sesame seeds
In a food processor with a steel blade, grind all the ingredients into a uniform mixture.
Transfer the mixture to a work surface and divide into 2 parts.
Roll each part into a tight cylinder and cover in coconut or sesame.
Cool for 30 minutes in the refrigerator to set and serve.
- Instead of ground coconut you can use chopped nuts or Funfetti for coating.
- The chocolate salami is kept in a closed container in the fridge for up to two weeks.
- Instead of date paste, you can use 250 grams of pitted dates (about 12-14 Madjhool dates).