Brigadeiro is so simple and easy to make! Brigadeiro is a Brazilian treat, which is apparently eaten at most major celebrations in Brazil. To me, it’s kind of like a chewy fudge, and looks like a chocolate truffle. Yum!
I only found out about Brigadeiro a month or two ago when I headed along to an event for NutriBullet. While I was drinking my delicious smoothie I was talking to Alisa from The PR Shop and she was telling me how she would make this with her friends back when she was in school. How did I not know about Brigadeiro?
I’ve since made this recipe a number of times, it’s really quick to whip up and goes down a treat. Whenever we have condensed milk in the pantry I’m tempted to make it! This would be great to make if you have friends popping over as it would go well with a warm cup or tea or coffee. Or, if you’ve got kiddos, get them in the kitchen giving it a go – with only a few ingredients and simple recipe, this one is a winner.
395g can condensed milk
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon hot chocolate cocoa (just use another tablespoon of normal cocoa if you don’t have hot chocolate on hand – I only used this for a little bit of sweetness)
1 tablespoon butter
Optional: desiccated coconut, chopped nuts (I used pistachio) or sprinkles for decoration
In a medium sized saucepan over a medium heat, combine the cocoa, butter and condensed milk together. Cook, stirring, until thickened for about 10 minutes (the mix will thicken to a fudge-like consistency and you should be able to run a mixing spoon through it show the bottom of the pan during cooking). Remove from the heat and let the mixture cool to room temperature. With slightly damp hands, form the mixture into small balls. Roll the balls around in your chosen coating, if using. Eat at once or chill until serving.