Today I want to share with you a very easy recipe that l have been wanting to make for a while. A few years ago, my husband came home from work with a couple of little “truffles”. He said that one of his colleagues had brought them to the office and gave him 2 for me to try. She was originally from Brazil and the little treats were Beijinhos de Coco and Brigadeiros. My husband is not a huge chocolate lover, so he asked me to make Beijinhos for him and I have been making them a couple of times a year ever since. I, on the other hand, love chocolate, so when I got assigned Denise’s From Brazil to You blog a few months ago for the Secret Recipe Club, I immediately bookmarked her recipe for Brigadeiros. And here I am to finally share it with you. Brigadeiros is practically “Brazilian fudge”, rolled into balls and coated with chocolate sprinkles. Yum, right? So, there you go… Enjoy! 🙂
How to make Brigadeiros, typical Brazilian chocolate treats.
- 1 can condensed milk
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter softened
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- Chocolate sprinkles
Mix the condensed milk, cocoa powder and butter together in a pot
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture starts to show the bottom of the pan for a couple of seconds when you mix it with a wooden spoon.
When it is ready, mix in the vanilla extract and spread the mixture onto a greased plate.
Let it cool to room temperature before rolling it into small balls. Make sure you grease your hands to do it, so the fudge doesn’t stick on them. Coat them gently in the chocolate sprinkles until completely covered and put them into bonbon paper cups.
Brigadeiros can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. The mixture can also be stored, well covered, in the fridge for up to 4 days, brought back to room temperature and then rolled into balls.