During my four years of blogging, I’ve had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of many, multi-talented bloggers, from all over the world. The Guest Host today, originally from Ukraine, but made the USA her home, a young wife and mother of three vivacious, happy daughters is Vera of Vera’s Cooking. Vera has a special place in my heart. A kind, pleasant lady dedicated to her three daughters reminds me of my own life growing up as (one of) three sisters with an equally dedicated mother.
Vera has a recipe journal with great recipes. Some recipes from her Mother’s journal, some from her Grandma’s recipes, some shared by friends, all tested and proven. The idea of blogging came to Vera when her daughters started showing an interest in cooking. Because Vera’s recipe journal is written in Russian cursive and has a lot of adjustments, she didn’t think anybody would ever be able to make sense of it, let alone try following directions and cooking from it. Especially with her daughters in mind, Vera decided to make an on-line journal where she could share a collection of her family’s favorites, simplifying the methods with step-by-step picture tutorials. Please take time to explore Vera’s blog and check out her delicious ‘Recipe Index‘ too!
Hi, I’m Vera, and am excited to share this delicious vegan, gluten-free dessert with you.
Chocolate Salami is a classic no-bake treat. It is named ‘salami’ because it really does look like one.
I remember making it when I was a child, because it’s one of the easiest desserts to make. I know how Fae loves to give a little twist to the recipes, and I’d like to do the same here. So here it is, a healthier version of ‘classic’, no butter, no eggs, vegan and gluten-free chocolate salami!
Vera’s Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate Salami
Recipe by: Vera’s Cooking (verascooking.com)
For a printable recipe, go to → Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate Salami
• 1 cup dates, pitted, chopped
• 1/3 cup prunes, chopped
• 1 cup walnuts, chopped
• 2 ounces coconut milk
• 100 g (vegan) dark chocolate
Process dates and prunes together with coconut milk in a food processor until well blended.
Break chocolate, and place in a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water (double-boiler), stir occasionally until chocolate melts.
Add nuts, melted chocolate, prunes and dates mixture together. Mix until well incorporated.
Wrap mixture in parchment paper, shaping it into a long log. Refrigerate for about 2 hours.
Slice and enjoy!
Thank you everyone for your wonderful feedback! I guess I should’ve mention that the original “chocolate salami” is made out of cookies, butter, and of course chocolate and nuts. So this is definitely a healthier version 🙂 and it doesn’t have to be shaped into a “salami”, you can shape it into balls, put it on sticks, and there you have it – cake pops. My kids love making this dessert different ways! Enjoy! ~ Vera