If you were a conscious human being in 1998 you may well remember the extremely popular song by Chef from South Park called ‘Chocolate Salty Balls’. Well, it is a naughty song but I and my friends had fun singing along to it and I have great memories of that period in my life, where I was young and carefree. This is a link to the Song in case you forgot.
This is my take on Chocolate Salty Balls, but instead of ‘sucking’ on them you will need to ‘soak’ in them as they are for bathing. They are made with Cocoa butter, Shea butter and two Durosoft emulsifiers. I have used cocoa powder to make them a chocolate colour and Lavender essential oil. They have been rolled in Himalayan salt. I know you are eager to know the recipe, so here it is 🙂
CHOCOLATE SALTY BALLS
Theobroma Cacao Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Polyglyceryl-4-Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4-Oleate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Powder Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower oil, Sodium Choloride (Himalayan) Salt
|Cocoa Butter||Theobroma Cacao||41.75|
|Shea Butter||Butyrospermum parkii||41.75|
|Durosoft SF||Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate||6.75|
|Cocoa Powder||Theobroma Cacao||2.0|
|Lavender Essential Oil||Lavandula Angustifolia||1.0|
|Himalayan Salt||Sodium Chloride||QS|
What you need to do:
- Combine 1-6 and heat until melted
- Stir well
- When it has cooled to under 50c add the lavender essential oil and stir
- Pour into some small moulds
- put in the fridge
- When it has cooled, remove from moulds and set aside
- They will eventually soften so that they are malleable in your hand and they may melt slightly with your body temperature. At this point, they are ready to roll in the salt.
- Roll them in salt and set aside.
- YOU NOW HAVE CHOCOLATE SALTY BALLS!
- Well Done!
I used cake pop moulds – I made about 100g of product and poured 8 x 12.5g moulds. When they were set I warmed them in my hands and fixed the halves together and then rolled them in the salt. You could use a large mould and when soft enough cut and mould in your hands – when the salt is around them they are easily manipulated without any significant melting.
As always, you can try with different ingredients. You might like to use different essential oils or butters. If so, make sure you use butters that are similar in melting point or consistency.