Another chocolaty experiment, brigadeiros turned out to be tasty with a funny name. Brigadeiros is a brazillian candy named after some Brazilian brigadier, for God knows what reason. I, for one, won't give it much thought in front of these exotic candies.
These candies are really easy to make, easy to store (if you get the chance to ;) ). The basic ingredient is condensed milk. You can use any store bought condensed milk, I made some at home with dry milk powder, butter, sugar and some water (maybe someday I will become kind enough to share the exact recipe).
1 cup condensed milk
1/2 stick butter (50 grams)
3 tbsp cocoa powder
Place all ingredients except sprinkles in a saucepan. Cook on low heat for 12 to 15 minutes. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon.
Pour in a greased dish and cool for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
With buttered hands make balls and roll in chocolate sprinkles. Place in cupcake wrappers and store in refrigerator overnight before serving. This recipe makes about 12 brigadeiros.
Brigadeiros are somewhat heavy, so you might find one enough at one time. This is a great recipe for chocolate lovers get together.