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Chocolate Sausage Fast and Easy Dessert That Will Boost Your Serotonin

Updated on April 20, 2018

Dessert from my childhood.

Ask anyone whose childhood was spent in Soviet Union, if he/she knows what is "shokoladnaya kolbasa" and 99% he/she will know!

"Shokoladnaya Kolbasa" is a simple, easy dessert that was made out of ingredients available in Soviet Union. It is not a secret that there was no variety in food or in clothes in Soviet Union. Not because Soviet Union was a poor country, oh no! Soviet Union was a rich country, one of the richest in the world. But those in power kept Soviet people under poverty, on the same level, equally poor for one reason- to be able to rule them easily.

So, back to the dessert of my childhood.

Milk, eggs, sugar, cookies were among the short list of foods available for an average citizen.

I was so happy when my mother was making "shokoladnaya kolbasa" for me!

Chocolate Sausage, this is what it was. Now I call it Chocolate Salami, just for fun.

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Classic recipe for Chocolate Sausage.

First I will tell you an old fashioned recipe with the ingredients that were available in my old country, but then I am going to share my own modification of this recipe.

The classic basic recipe for Chocolate Sausage calls for:

  • Gallette Cookies like Maria, or Cookies like Lorna Doone, or tea biscuits 1/2 lb
  • Cocoa powder, 3 Tb. spoons
  • Sugar, 4 Tb. spoons
  • Unsalted butter, 2 sticks
  • Milk, 1/2 cup
  • Dash of vanilla

Some classic recipes call also for an egg.

What to do:

  • Crush the cookies- part of cookies crush almost to a powder, another part of cookies you should crush to small pieces.
  • Mix cocoa powder and sugar in a pot. In the recipes that call for an egg, beat an egg and sugar until foamy, then mix in cocoa powder.
  • Add milk and beat until cocoa powder smoothly dissolves.
  • Cut butter into pieces and add to cocoa mixture.
  • On a low heal make all the ingredients melt into smooth consistency.
  • Add crushed cookies into the mixture and mix thoroughly. The mixture has to be thick. If it is not thick enough, just add more crushed cookies.
  • Put the mixture on a piece of wax paper and roll as a sausage.
  • Freeze in a freezer.
  • Cut the chocolate sausage into pieces.




My own recipe for Chocolate Sausage.

Though I remember how we used to make "shokoladnaya kolbasa" way back in my old country, now I make it the easier way. Also, I add more ingredients.

  • Two or three packs of Lorna Doone cookies or tea biscuits. Crush part of cookies into coarse powder, and part of the cookies just break into very small pieces.
  • A cup of fried and crushed almonds and walnuts. You may use any nuts you like. Crush the nuts, or just buy crushed nuts.
  • 1/2 cup of candied orange peels, or any candied fruits, cut in small pieces. Also, you may use raisins.
  • Mix all the above in a bowl and add 4 Tb Spoons of chocolate milk powder.
  • In a separate bowl melt two sticks of unsalted butter, open a can of sweet condensed milk and mix with melted butter.
  • Mix into milk and butter all the cookies-nuts-chocolate powder mixture. The mixture has to be thick. If it is not thick enough, just add more crushed cookies.
  • You may add several drops of brandy, rum or cognac.
  • Put some of the mixture on a piece of wax paper and roll as a sausage. You should get several "sausages".
  • Freeze in a freezer.
  • Cut the chocolate sausage into pieces.


The process in pictures.

In one bowl- melted butter with condensed milk. In another- mixture of crushed cookies, nuts, candied fruit and chocolate milk powder.
In one bowl- melted butter with condensed milk. In another- mixture of crushed cookies, nuts, candied fruit and chocolate milk powder.
Mix everything together, The mixture should be very thick.
Mix everything together, The mixture should be very thick.
Put part of the mix on a piece of wax paper. I have aluminum foil on the picture, but I am not doing it anymore. Wax paper is safer and healthier.
Put part of the mix on a piece of wax paper. I have aluminum foil on the picture, but I am not doing it anymore. Wax paper is safer and healthier.
Start rolling, forming a round "sausage". Do it with both hands. I am taking a picture with my other hand. LOL.
Start rolling, forming a round "sausage". Do it with both hands. I am taking a picture with my other hand. LOL.
Finish rolling.
Finish rolling.
Put the "sausages" into freezer. Keep them in the freezer. Take out before serving.
Put the "sausages" into freezer. Keep them in the freezer. Take out before serving.
Final product. This dessert might add you some calories, but for sure it will boost your serotonin.
Final product. This dessert might add you some calories, but for sure it will boost your serotonin.

Definitely this dessert might add you some calories, but for sure it will boost your serotonin.

You will feel how your mood changes into happy state while you are eating this easy Russian dessert.

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    • ReuVera profile imageAUTHOR

      ReuVera 

      6 years ago from USA

      aha, chocolate salami!

      Thanks for getting back, livelonger.

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      Jason Menayan 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      I honestly had forgotten, so I asked my mom. It's called "?okoladna salama" (chocolate salami) in Croatian. At least here in the US, I think she used "nilla wafer" cookies (plain round cookies).

    • ReuVera profile imageAUTHOR

      ReuVera 

      6 years ago from USA

      Thank you, livelonger for reading and commenting. The idea of adding rum to a desert is very appealing to my taste! How is "chocolate kolbasa" called in your family? I mean, what name do you have for this desert?

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      Jason Menayan 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      This looks really delicious, and my mother (Croatian) makes this from time to time. I believe she adds rum to it, too (Croatians add rum to a lot of desserts, it seems). I never knew it was called that.

    • ReuVera profile imageAUTHOR

      ReuVera 

      7 years ago from USA

      Corin, LOL. I'd like to see their faces when you tell them this. :-)

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      Corin 

      7 years ago

      I usually don't eat sausage, but as a chocolate lover, I will break my rules about sausage. I'll have to tell my family that I'm going to eat sausage for dessert :)

    • ReuVera profile imageAUTHOR

      ReuVera 

      7 years ago from USA

      alocsin, thank you for reading and commenting. Sausage you'll find there only in the name. LOL.

    • ReuVera profile imageAUTHOR

      ReuVera 

      7 years ago from USA

      Thank you, Edoka!

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      alocsin 

      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Wow, two of my favorite things, sausage and chocolate, in the same dish. Voting this Up and Awesome.

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      Edoka Writes 

      7 years ago

      Thank you for the recipe. It's amazing- what people can do, and make with minimal resources.

    • ReuVera profile imageAUTHOR

      ReuVera 

      7 years ago from USA

      tatiana, I miss it too, that's why I make it from time to time. Not too often, though, and the reason is the same that I wrote answering to Ghost. :-)

    • ReuVera profile imageAUTHOR

      ReuVera 

      7 years ago from USA

      Ghost, if I have some chocolate at home, it's the same that I don't have it- it will be gone in no time.

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      tatiana 

      7 years ago

      thank you so much. With all the variety of products in europe I am missing the simple russian food.

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      Ghost32 

      7 years ago

      Wow! Not that we'd dare cook many of these up--neither my wife nor I can handle a lot of chocolate, and our newest kitten, Gordo Gato, has already shown a fatal attraction for the stuff....:)

    • ReuVera profile imageAUTHOR

      ReuVera 

      7 years ago from USA

      Angeline, you approval means a lot! It is so easy to prepare and it will make anyone happy for sure! Your kids will love it! Not saying anything about you!

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      anglnwu 

      7 years ago

      I need a serotonin boost, never mind the calories. Anyway, it looks fabulously delicious. Thanks for sharing--awesome.

    • ReuVera profile imageAUTHOR

      ReuVera 

      7 years ago from USA

      Vladimir, it tastes delicious too!

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      Vladimir Uhri 

      7 years ago from HubPages, FB

      ReuVera, it looks delicious.

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      ReuVera 

      7 years ago from USA

      Lynda, somebody told me that there is a similar recipe in Italian cook book. Probably, they took it from poor Russians. LOL. That's why I cal this dessert Chocolate Salami for a joke.

      You should do it, it is very simple.

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      lmmartin 

      7 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      Yummy. I used to eat a similar dessert at the home of an Italian friend, made with crushed almond biscotti and dried apricots. Incredibly rich! And very delicious. Thanks for reminding me of it -- now I want to make some. Lynda

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      France Travel Inf 

      7 years ago

      OMG! This sounds decadent and so easy! My Christmas baking/candy making just got a huge boost. Thanks for posting this!

      http://www.france-travel-info.com

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