Spooky Chocolate "Salami" Recipe

American Classics

Lost classic desserts from our wide and varied past.

Spooky Chocolate \

[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

This no-bake recipe is a Halloween riff on Chocolate Stained Glassed windows, a beloved Christmastime treat from my childhood. The recipe works with any type of mini-marshmallows, but to get the Halloween vibe, I used JET-Puffed brand Ghostmallows and chopped them up to the size of mini mallows.

You can line the waxed paper with shredded coconut or very finely chopped nuts if desired before adding the chocolate mixture, and sprinkle additional topping on top to coat.

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  • Yield:Serves 10
  • Active time: 20 minutes
  • Total time:2 hours and 20 minutes


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or 6 ounces best quality dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 ounces colored mini marshmallows


  1. 1.

    In a large bowl combine butter and chocolate. Microwave on high for approximately 45 seconds. Stir then repeat at 20 second intervals until the mixture is fully melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla until thoroughly combined.

  2. 2.

    Let chocolate cool for a few minutes until it is cool to the touch, but hasn't hardened. Fold in the marshmallows and stir to completely coat the marshmallows in chocolate.

  3. 3.

    Spoon the mixture in the shape of a log down the center of a sheet of wax paper about 24 inches in length. Roll up sides of waxed paper and twist the ends to seal. Refrigerate for at least two hours to set. Cut in 1/3 inch slices and serve. Keep leftovers in the refrigerator, covered.