Chocolate Bonbons (Brigadeiros) - Brazil

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

This from "Cuisines of Portuguese Encounters", in which the author gives recipes she had during travelling thru Portugal and its former colonies. This is a Brazilian recipe, named for a famous Brazilian Air Force Commander in the 1940's. He was a chocoholic. Often served at birthday parties and other festivities. I haven't made it yet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium pan, combine milk and cocoa powder. Cook over low, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the mixture pulls away from the sides of the pan, about 20 minutes. Add butter and salt. Mix thoroughly before removing from heat.
  2. When mixture is cool, rub hands with butter and shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in chocolate sprinkles. Place in mini paper cupcake forms.
  3. Store in fridge until served.
Most Helpful

i love mom makes them every year for christmas.. i am making these as we speak cause i am craving these addictive lil chocolate balls from heaven!!! I will try to take a pic.. the only thing i did different is omitted the salt, cause momma never added it... they are the BEST everyone must try!!!!

ssej1078_1251510 January 07, 2012

These are rich, chocolaty and delicious. I made them for my Christmas parcels and they were a hit!

icynorth May 15, 2010