The REAL Brigadeiro

Ok, keeping it real today. You probably already know what a Brigadeiro is (Brazilian truffles, is the best translation we could come up with) and I have a recipe on my feed here of the “Healthified” version on my feed over @BraziliaFusion, but here is how everyone makes it, and frankly, there are worse things for you! Don’t skimp out on this treat, and you can roll it nicely or just eat it off the pan or plate once it’s cooled. It’s also known that way as “brigadier de colher” or brigadeiro on a spoon.
This here is the exact way Brazilians make  it, and we typically serve this (but not limited to) at children’s parties. It is easily THE HIT of every getogether and what the kids and adults look forward to! At least this adult right here. I don’t plan on giving my baby a bunch of candy, but I won’t be able to keep this from her at some point. Sharing the love of brigadeiros will definitely go down from generation to generation in this house!

The REAL Brigadeiro

  • 1 14oz can of condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa or chocolate powder of choice
  • Chocolate Sprinkles for rolling and decorating (chocolate sprinkles are tradition but make it colorful and fun! choose colorful sprinkles for a change)
  1. Place all ingredients (minus sprinkles) in a thick pan (thick cast iron preferred) at medium heat and mix until you can see that the mixture is sliding from the bottom of the pan, about 8-10 minutes. This means it won’t be stick when cooled and you’ve reached the correct consistency.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a plate, letting it cool for at least 2 hours or even overnight.
  3. Butter up your hands as if you were applying lotion and use a tablespoon for your serving size, forming little balls with your hands.
  4. Dip and run each fudge ball through the chocolate sprinkles and place in decorative paper cups! That’s it! Too easy! Kids love this and so will you! I’m still in love with this and it is my favorite sweet treat.

Xo, Ana

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