Chocolate Bonbons (Brigadeiros) - Brazil

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Debbie R.

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.

Top Review by ssej1078_1251510

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!!!!

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.

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