Don't worry, people have been confusing the two for centuries.
Note from the recipe developer: In my hometown, you'll find a local twist on sausage balls, the ubiquitous Southern nibble. Sweet potato farmers' wives often mix a bit of roasted sweet potato into the dough. I've switched out breakfast sausage for peppery Mexican-style chorizo.
Browning the butter with spices lends a deep, nutty flavor to this Southern classic.