Chocolate Salty Balls
This Chocolate Salty Balls recipe is inspired by and adapted from South Park’s Chef song “Chocolate Salty Balls” and is part of a link up with like minded geeky foodies. We’ve all made a toon inspired food dish for this link up. #ToonFood
Warning: If you are unaware of what South Park is, it’s a cartoon for adults. Please don’t mistake this cartoon for a children’s cartoon. South Park is an animated satirical series with a lot, and I mean A LOT of swearing, mature themes and over-the-top cartoon violence. I think the age rating is 15+ to watch it. That said, if you’re mature enough and can look past this you’ll see an hilarious cartoon.
Ok, now that I’ve got the warning out of the way, let’s go ahead with the recipe. In the cartoon the character Chef sings a song called Chocolate Salty Balls, and ever since I heard the song I’ve been wanting to try out his recipe.
Needless to say, when the topic of toon food came up for a link up, this was the first thing that popped into my mind. So I set out to recreate the recipe. First exactly as mentioned in the song but I didn’t like it much, the balance of the recipe was just off, so I got to tweaking a few things without messing too much with the original recipe from the song. It took me 5 tries to perfect the recipe.
Let’s get started with the Chocolate Salty Balls recipe
First off, get all your ingredients.
Sugar, flour, melted butter, melted chocolate, cherry brandy, egg whites, cinnamon, baking powder, vanilla and salt. Next to that you’ll also need extra butter, salt, condensed milk and golden syrup for the topping.
First, prepare your flour mixture by sifting flour.
And salt into a bowl and set aside.
Next, turn on your sound and click on the video of the song above and start singing. ?
Now, take one table spoon of cinnamon (sing it with me…)
[The song says two tablespoons but I like it better just using one]
And two or three egg whites
[I use three]
Now let’s go add the butter (melted…).
Stick it all in a bowl baby, stir with a wooden spoon.
[Aaaand you’ll find out that stirring with a wooden spoon really doesn’t do much, so grab a whisk instead]
Whisk it all up to a nice and thick, fluffy consistency.
Pour in a cup of unsweetened chocolate.
And a half a cup of brandy.
[I use cherry brandy]
Then throw in a bag or two of sugar.
And just a pinch of VANILLA.
[I’m obviously using my homemade vanilla extract again]
Mix it all with a whisk till combined.
Pour in the flour mixture, you’ll be in heaven soon.
Mix it all up good.
To a shiny thick, brownie batter consistency.
Grease up your cake ball tin, cause I hate when my balls stick. Preheat the oven to 350 °F / 175 °C and give that spoon a lick!
[Fill the cake ball tin all the way to the top. The batter won’t fully rise to the top so you want as much in them as possible. Stick it into the oven and bake for 20 minutes
When your balls are baked, take them out of the oven an leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes before taking them out and leaving them to cool further on a wire rack.]
In the meantime add condensed milk, golden syrup, butter into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add salt and boil some more till you get a thick caramel sauce.
The sauce should be thick and golden like this. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the chocolate balls. Finish with a few salt flakes on top to make them proper Chocolate Salty Balls.
Hey everybody have you seen my balls they’re big and salty and brown (with a salted caramel topping). If you ever need a quick pick me up just stick these balls in your mouth and suck ’em!
Be sure to check out my fellow nerdy foodies and their creations for this #ToonFood theme.
Matt from Nomageddon made Rick and Morty’s Cinnamon Toast Squanch.
Ashley from Forkin Up is making Adventure Time’s Bacon Pancakes.
Tracy over at Baking Mischief is making Fruits Basket’s Strawberry and Nutella Crepe Cones.
Dini from The Flavor Bender is making Futurama’s Slurm drink.
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||20 minutes|
- 1 tbsp cinnamon (song says 2 but I prefer 1)
- 3 egg whites
- 1/2 stick butter 60 g (1/2 stick of butter, like the song)
- 1 cup dark chocolate 200 g (1 cup of unsweetend chocolate, like the song)
- 1/2 cup cherry brandy 125 ml (1/2 cup of brandy, like the song)
- 2 cups sugar 400 g (a small bag)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 200 g
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 stick butter 30 g
- 3/4 cup condensed milk 200 ml
- 1 tbsp golden syrup
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
Salted Caramel Topping
- Preheat the oven to 350 °F / 175 °C. Grease a cake pop tin.
- Sift baking powder, salt and flour into a bowl and set aside.
- In a bowl, mix cinnamon, egg whites and butter until combined and a thick fluffy consistency.
- Add melted chocolate, brandy, sugar and vanilla and mix until combined.
- Add flour mixture and mix until combined and smooth. Don't over mix the batter. You should end up with a silky, smooth consistency.
- Pour batter into the cake pop tin. Make sure each hole is filled up to the top.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Add condensed milk, butter and golden syrup to a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
- Boil for 4 minutes and add the salt. Boil for another 4 minutes or until the caramel has a nice golden color and is thick enough to drizzle.
- Turn off the heat and let the caramel cool down. Once cooled drizzle over the cake balls. You can put the cooled caramel into a piping bag and pipe it on the cake balls as well.
Please note that the cup measurements in this recipe are approximate. I have added cups for those that prefer using cups. The recipe is most accurate using weights measurements.
- Golden syrup is a cane sugar syrup which is commonly used in British baking recipes. Golden Syrup can be found on Amazon (affiliate).
- To make the balls you'll need a cake pop baking pan.
- Cool down the caramel and transfer to a piping bag to decorate the balls more easily.
What can I use to substitute for the brandy?
I guess you could use another type of alcohol such as rum.
Do you think this recipe would work with gluten free flour?
I haven’t worked with gluten free flour much yet so I don’t know. The only way to find out is to try. 🙂
Hello, I was just wondering, could you use powdered chocolate? We have Hershey’s Dark cocoa powder that I use when I do anything chocolate. If I could use it, how much could I use?
Hi, I haven’t tried making it with chocolate powder before. For 1 cup of unsweetened chocolate I would try substituting it with 6 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 1/4 cup softened butter and see if that’ll work. I’m not sure if that’ll work, but that’s how I would start of testing out the recipe using cocoa powder.
Hello fo you have any idea how I can make these if I dont have a cake ball tin
You can also use a brownie tin and make it as a brownie. You just don’t have the ball shape. To get the ball shape you’ll need a cake ball tin.
Hi, can I just bake it without any form? I would shape the dough into balls, put it on a regular baking sheet and bake it like this. Is it possible?
I don’t think the batter will hold the ball shape unfortunately. That’s why I used a form.
O beautiful, thank you for putting this on the web for us, Rachel! I was hoping to find a recipe close to what Chef is singing… but you really went all the way and provided the real sung recipe in a trial tested realistic version! Thank you, this will be my special St. Nicolas-gift to my brother (with the song in the background). You have made at least 2 people very happy 8o)
Thanks for the nice comment, I’m glad I was able to make you happy 🙂 I hope your brother will like the chocolate salty balls 😀
Hahahaha I’m 16 now and I remember when I was younger my brothers would let me watch South Park without mum and dad knowing they told me it will help my young little girls brain ?My parents found out In America when we kept trying to do cartmans voice and know South Park is a joke me and my brothers have so I made these for his birthday he couldn’t stop laughing ??
Haha, that’s hilarious, your comment made my day. I’m glad you and your brothers got a good laugh ?
I’m very excited to make these! One question though, the recipe calls for butter, is that salted or unsalted butter?
Hi Alyssa, I’m happy to hear you’re excited to make them. I hope they turn out well for you. I always use unsalted butter in all my recipes 🙂
In this one unsalted butter is used as well. Enjoy the chocolate salty balls!
Is the “bag of sugar” a whole bag of powdered sugar?
How big a bag is really depends on the brand and the store etc. I use 400 grams of granulated sugar which is about a small bag of granulated sugar that I can buy in my local supermarket. If you need help converting you can change the recipe from Metric to US Imperial. Or check out http://www.traditionaloven.com/conversions_of_measures/sugar_amounts.html
My grown sons will laugh hysterically when they find out I made big balls using Chef’s recipe!!
Haha, I hope it’ll be a hit and they love it 😀
Ha. Haha. Hahahaha. I thoroughly enjoy the South Park theme. I did a double take at the title. Thanks for making me giggle. The balls look great too!
I’m glad you enjoyed it. The balls are great. Cartman would hijack them for himself ?
Please advise, what is golden syrup? Have cake pop tins and have never er used them
Thanks for the recipe
Thanks for the recipe
Golden Syrup is a syrup made from pure cane sugar. You can find it on Amazon:
I think it’ll differ in each country where exactly it can be bought. In the Netherlands I usually find it in stores that sell cake supplies as well as certain supermarkets and international supermarkets.