Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
A traditional candy from Brazil that is typically served at parties. It tastes like chocolate-caramel and is very easy to make!
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 tablespoons cocoa
- chocolate sprinkles
- Over medium-low heat, stir vigorously the three ingredients.
- Cook the mixture until it thickens enough to show the pan bottom during stirring (it will be firm enough to stay together and not spread) Pour into a greased dish and let cool to room temperature (or chill a few minutes in the fridge) Grease your hands with butter and take small amounts of candy and form into 1 1/2 inch balls.
- Roll the balls in chocolate jimmies to decorate.
- If the balls don't hold their shape, cook an additional 5 minutes until it thickens up more.
The first time I tried to make brigadeiros using a Brazilian friends recipe, they did not turn out as perfect as I would like with the ball shape. I wanted to redeem my kitchen fail and came across this recipe. PERFECT! I made these today following the instructions to the tee and they came out great. I would say after every two brigadeiros rolled you need more butter ha ha. I used sprinkles to coat and some crushed peanuts I had on hands as I know pistachios are also traditional. I will save this recipe and make again! Thanks for having the perfect recipe.
Made these for the summer reading program during South America week. Used multi-colored sprinkles as they were so much cheaper. Children loved them. Thanks.