Saturday, March 20, 2010


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
Chocolate sprinkles

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.

Happy Cooking!!!


  1. These look really delicious!

  2. I am Braziliam and grew up making and eating those. There are dozen of variations where you can replace the the cocoa powder for something else.
    Skip it all together for a 'white' variation.
    Add 1 envelope of straberry jello for a straberry flavor. Roll in sugar.
    Add 1/2 cup of ground to powder walnuts for a nutty version. It is heveanly. Roll in granulated nuts.
    You can also add 1/2 cup of grated coconut. It is only limeted by your imagination.

  3. you can cover and filling cakes
    add a cup of whole milk before cooking, is a delicious cream.

  4. This is so simple and looks so good! I want to try, need to get condensed milk. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. I heard the condensed milk in the U.S. is less sweet than the one in Brazil. I don't know if that is true, but if it is, the taste is probably slightly different. I think "brigadeiro" is a lovely name. :)

    Good job on the brigadeiro.

  6. @Dimah: Thanks :)

    @Annie and Isadora: Those are brilliant ideas. I will for sure try them. Thanks :)

    @Cooking Rookie: Do tell us about your experience with brigadeiros. Btw, you have a lovely blog.

    @Memoria: I am not from US, so I can't comment on that. If it is true, then I guess it will become a less sweet version of Brigadeiros. Let us know know when you experiment. Nice blog :)

  7. Simple ingredients paired up in a tasty way, and you can't go wrong with chocolate :). Looks delicious!

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