Taking the everyday “docinho de festa” to the next level! Brigadeiros are the most popular “sweet” treat in Brazil, and these are it’s sophisticated cousin, with a strawberry inside. Brigadeiros are served in every single kid’s birthday party, but stuffing fruit inside of it isn’t typical. Coxinha is Brazil’s most popular savory treat common everywhere, so we married both together here with a spin of fun and added strawberry nutritional factor justify you eating fudge. You’re welcome.
You already know what a Brigadeiro is (Brazilian fudge, chocolate balls, rolled up deliciousness) and I have a recipe for the”Healthified” version as well over on BrazilianFusion. The recipe for this fudge is EASY, only requires 4 ingredients + fresh berries, and will take you 10 minutes to make. You can set them aside to assemble the next day with the fruit of your choice: today we use berries! I love this combination, and they are the perfect treat for Easter!
Strawberry Stuffed Fudge – “Coxinha de Brigadeiro e Morango”
- 1 14oz can of condensed milk
- 1 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
- Chocolate Sprinkles for rolling and decorating (cacao nibs are also a great option)
- Medium strawberries, stemmed
- Place all ingredients in a thick pan (thick cast iron preferred) at medium heat.
- Mix until you can see that the mixture is sliding from the bottom of the pan, about 8-10 minutes depending on if you have electric or a gas stove. I noticed it goes faster if you have real fire as the pan gets hotter faster.
- This is the final consistency you’re looking to achieve. When the ‘batter” can easily be scooped, so fudge consistency.
- Pour mixture in a plate and allow it it cool at room temperature for 2-4 hours until completely cooled, or even overnight. You may put it in the fridge although I prefer not to.
- Butter up your hands as if you were applying lotion. It’s fun! Plus the fudge won’t stick to your hand.
- Use a tablespoon for your serving size, forming a ball around the strawberry with your hands shaping the berry, and then roll it in the chocolate sprinkles like so. Too easy and they look and taste amazing! See step by step pictures.
- After molding each strawberry through the chocolate sprinkles, leave at room temperature or in fridge. If it is warm out, put them in the fridge so they maintain their integrity.
****Cut in half for WOW Factor right before serving. That’s it! Too easy!
If you prefer the he conventional Brazilian chocolate balls or typical brigadeiros, make sure you check out the recipe. They are definitely a conversation starter! Tell them you learned from your Brazilian friend, aka, ME! Otherwise try these, they are so fun, delicious and a bit healthier since you’re using fresh fruit.
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