Recipe for Chocolate Chestnut Sausage for the Fall

Monique from France sent me this nice email and recipe:

Hi Lisa

Now it’s Fall, it’s chestnut season. I thought about a recipe with chestnuts for the blog. It’s called “Chocolate Sausage” (because of the shape). Here it is:

Chocolate Sausage

2 1/4 cups of puréed or finely chopped boiled Chestnuts (or canned)
5 oz. Dark Chocolate
3/4 cup Confectioner’s Sugar
7 T. Butter
1 t. Vanilla (optional) or 1 or 2 T. Rum (optional)
Cocoa Powder

Melt the chocolate slowly with the butter, confectioner’s sugar and chestnuts. Pour this dough on tinfoil and roll it in the shape of a big sausage about 2 to 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Allow to cool overnight in the fridge.

The next day, roll it in cocoa powder. You can also make small balls that you roll in the cocoa powder and get delicious truffles.


Thanks for the recipe, Monique. I can’t wait to try it!


Monique works with me on Mama Lisa’s World en français and contributes interesting articles about French culture.

Here are the measurements for Chocolate Sausage in grams:

500g of puréed or finely chopped boiled chestnuts
150g dark chocolate
100g confectioner’s sugar
100g butter

Clotilde, over at Chocolate and Zucchini, has a very useful chart for converting ingredients from volume to weight.

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