To make Shokoladnaya Kolbasa, crumbled cookies (usually tea biscuits) are mixed with melted chocolate and butter to form a dough-like mixture. Chopped nuts (usually walnuts) and sometimes raisins or other dried fruit are then added to the mixture. The mixture is then formed into a sausage shape and rolled in powdered sugar, which gives it a salami-like appearance. The sausage is then chilled in the refrigerator until firm.
When sliced, Shokoladnaya Kolbasa reveals a marbled pattern of chocolate and cookie crumbs, and has a crunchy texture with a rich chocolate flavor. It is often served as a dessert or snack with coffee or tea.