We are fans of South Park. Big fans. It is one of our favorite shows. Awhile ago, I came across a recipe for Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls, featured in an episode of the show.
In the episode, Chef sings a song that is more or less a recipe for his famous Chocolate Salty Balls. Someone on the internet deciphered the recipe and made it do-able, and figured out a good cooking time. I don't know who this person was because I didn't write down the source. So, we decided to make this recipe today because we have some brandy leftover from our Blackberry Brandy (which is still fermenting in the closet). But anyway, the balls were very easy to make.
However, they did not remain balls. Poor Chef's balls were flat and cookie-shaped by the time they were done baking. But they didn't taste like cookies, they tasted like horribleness. It was a lot of fun to make them, because now we can say that we did, and that we did indeed put 'em in our mouth and suck 'em (OK we didn't suck 'em because they were crumbly cookies. So we ate them).
Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls
Lyrics to song from South Park, plus notes for how to actually make it
* Two tablespoons of cinnamon [or 1 tbsp]
* Two or three egg whites [or 2]
* Half a stick of butter, melted
* Stick it all in a bowl (baby)
* Stir it with a wooden spoon
* Mix in a cup of flour (you'll be in heaven soon) [1 1/2 c]
* A quarter of a cup of unsweetened chocolate
* Half a cup of brandy
* A bag or two of sugar [2-3 cups]
* Just a pinch of vanilla [1 tbsp]
* Grease up a cookie sheet (cause I hate when my balls stick)
* Preheat the oven to 350°F (and give that spoon a lick)
The length of time to bake the balls is not mentioned in the song; the oven should be checked after 10 minutes. It is notable that the recipe does not specifically include salt (although the butter may contain salt).
Place rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto greased cookie sheet and place into pre-heated 350°F for 9 - 11 minutes
Yield: about 2 dozen