Brigadeiro

Brigadeiro, essentially a Brazilian chocolate bonbon, has been on my mind since returning from Brazil! While there, I sampled it in it’s true form, in ice cream form, and in a variety of other dessert applications. And I’ve been obsessed ever since.

Brigadeiro - A Brazilian Chocolate Bonbon that will rock your world

It’s really one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever posted as it’s just a combination of 3 ingredients and then covered in sprinkles or shredded coconut. I don’t think the coconut covered brigadeiro is a traditional way to serve it, but I wanted to mix things up. Also, I’m just going to put it out there… I’m usually morally opposed to sprinkles. I have no idea why, but I’m making an exception for this Brigadeiro situation we’ve got going on over here today!

Brigadeiro - A Brazilian Chocolate Bonbon covered in chocolate sprinkles!

These little chocolate balls are super sweet, gooey, dense and will satisfy any sweet tooth like whoa! Made of condensed milk and cocoa powder plus a touch of butter, these will be ready to go in no time! As I mentioned above, most are coated in chocolate sprinkles, but I jazzed a handful up with some shredded coconut! You could use crushed cookies, rainbow sprinkles, or any other topping type food that you please!

Brigadeiro

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Topping Options
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • shredded coconut
  • crushed oreo's
  • rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine cocoa powder, butter and condensed milk.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. The consistency should be thick after cooking. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the mixture rest until cool enough to touch.
  3. Scoop the mixture into small balls, about 3/4 inch in diameter, and roll in the topping of your preference. Chill before serving.
http://whatsgabycooking.com/brigadeiro/

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21 thoughts on “Brigadeiro

  1. My friend had an exchange student that made these for us years ago and I never knew what they were called or the recipe!! So Im beyond excited you posted this! They are so good and I cant wait to make them! Thanks!

  2. Oh hi, this is a Brazilian talking to you. I am very glad you liked Brigadeiro. It’s realy a very Brazilian thing, specially for kids birthday parties. Now, if you wanna make the coconut version of it, we do have it. It’s called “Beijinho” (translation would be “little kiss”). For this one, you just skip the cocoa powder and add shreded coconut. To roll it up, use granulated sugar or shreded coconut, and to “garnish” each little ball, stuck a whole clove on top. It’s so delicious and cute little candy. Check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijinho

    Hope you like it too! ;)

    Paula

  3. Growing up we had it at every party, and as a last minute treat. We would use nesquick or any sweetened chocolate milk powder instead of cocoa powder which made it a tad sweeter too. Sometimes we just skip rolling it into a ball and just eat it with a spoon!

  4. Just curious–how many does this recipe make? Having a World Cup party with a bunch of five year olds this weekend and want to make sure I have enough for them all. Thanks!

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  6. These look super cute and easy!! I can’t wait to try these out. Maybe I’ll whip up a batch for the big Brazil vs Germany game! I’m not sure that I’ll be able to have the self control to scoop these out…unless it’s with a spoon :)

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