Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls The Real Recipe

Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls

A lady I met claims to have gotten this recipe from Isaac Hayes during a chance meeting in an airport.

OK that makes it officially, a FOAF tale and recipe, I don't know if any of it is true. But I made them, and they are good and heck, it's fun?

The Real Recipe

The ingredients are pretty simple, and these are no bake treats.

1C Grahm Cracker Pie Crust

1/3 to 1/2 C Corn Syrup

1C Chopped or ground nuts. (I used pecans)


Mix Cracker Crust and nuts in a bowl, slowly add corn syrup until they get to be a stiff gooey mix. Don't make these to soft. You want them to hold together and be slightly tacky.

Kneed the mixture with your hands, which is especially fun for kids, or use a wooden spoon. If they are too soft add more nuts or more crust. You can also let this sit out and it will become harder.


Melt 6 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips, in a bowl, a double boiler is better, but a microwave is fine chocolate will not look melted in the microwave so just try 1 1/2 to 2 Min. maximum! Then stir and it will become a soft mixture.

Make a dry mixture of 2T granulated sugar and 1t sale

Make balls about the size of a shooter marble that's about 3/4" or smaller.

Roll the balls in the sugar and salt mixture then roll then in chocolate. Make a thin covering. You can use a spoon, or two forks. I used my fingers which means I get to lick them afterwards. Yummy!

Put the soft, warm, chocolate salty balls on wax paper or aluminium foil and put them in the Frig. to cool.

After the chocolate cools they are ready to serve...

Finished Product click here

Here are (some of) the lyrics from the song, which I'm pretty sure, wouldn't make anything but a mess?

Two Tablespoons of cinnamon, and 2 or 3 eggwhites
A-Half a stick of butter, meeeelted..
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
Say everybody have you seen my balls?
They're big and salty and brown

Quarter cup of unsweeted chocolate, and half cup of brandy
Then throw in a bag or two of sugar, and just a pinch of vanilla
Grease up the cookiesheet, cos I hate when my balls stick
Then Preheat the oven to 350(tree-fitty), and give that spoon a lick
Say everybody have you seen my balls?

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