Brigadeiro - Brazilian Chocolate Truffles

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. I had a blast with my family and friends. I also got the chance to  share my Brazilian-American Thanksgiving in this month's Foodbuzz 24x24 event! Now that Thanksgiving is well past us, it's time to concentrate on Christmans - or whatever other holiday you and your family celebrate.

 I love cooking and baking cookies and sweet treats during the holidays. I also love sharing these treats with family and friends, as little holiday gifts. My favorite treats to make are brigadeiros - little fudgy, chocolate truffles, dusted with chocolate sprinkles. They are quick, easy, simple, and inexpensive to make!

If you have ever been to Brazil - or ever been to a Brazilian party - this name should totally ring a bell. I don't think I've ever been to a Brazilian celebration that didn't have these quintessential docinhos.


1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp butter and a little extra to brush on plate and hands
chocolate sprinkles

In a sauce pan, combine condensed milk, cocoa powder and butter. Over medium heat, stir mixture until the bottom of pan is visible and mixture comes of the bottom of the pan easily.

Brush a plate with the extra butter. Pour mixture onto plate and let it cool. When mixture has cooled, put a little butter on your hands, take about a teaspoon at a time of mixture, roll into a little ball, and roll into sprinkles.


Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

amo brigadeiro. quero um agora mesmo.

Sandra said...

Great recipe, so easy...As for video, you look so natural, confident and beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Baking Barrister said...

haha i love how you butter your hands and plate instead of using cooking spray. then you can lick butter AND chocolate off your hands ;D

Luna's Recipes said...

They look so delectable! And the video really helps illustrate the process. Thank you so much for sharing. Obrigada. Luna

Emme @Food Samba said...

Thank you ladies!
@Da, amo tambem! i don't even think they lasted more than 10 minutes after I ws done with the pix! lol
@Sandra, you're too kind!
@Stephanie, Butter + Chocolate....what more can a girl ask for?!
@luna, Denada! :)

Chef Dennis said...

wow....now those little beauties look delicious!!
great job with the video too!

baking.serendipity said...

These truffles look fantastic! I love the chocolate sprinkles...they add the perfect texture!

Sara said...

I love love love brigadeiros. Back in italy I knew a lot of Brazilians people and every time I was going to party I could indeed find them. You just made me nostalgic (in a good way!) I need to try to make these myself!

The Duo Dishes said...

Great little something to have on the table for the holidays. Saving this recipe!

~Lisa~ said...

Lovely truffles! Anything chocolate melts my heart! And cute video too!

Jacqui' said...

OMGGGGG, truffles! One of my fave chocolate treats.lol. These look super yum

Food Advokat said...

So I have been wanting to make brigadeiros since they look so tasty and easy to make! There is a place down the block from me that sells them but why bother buying them. Your site looks great and I LUV the photos from Thanksgiving! I have been out of touch for a bit but am back online. We just moved in December to a Greek Brazilian community and as you know in January we had the Greek Brazilian baby, lol. Thanks for your message :) Kat

TiV said...

Best regards from Finland!
Thank you for a great idea and a new way to use condensed milk!
Might be unnecessary question, but do you think these goodies could be kept in the freezer? I am sure they will vanish right away withou my children looking quilty... but if I wanted to save them for later, what do you think? Will they be different after freezing?
Best regards,

Dorothy said...

This is beyond doubt a delightful recipe! I enjoy making this dish and it didn’t upset me. Moreover, this marks one of my favorite dishes! I also love “All-American Chocolate Cake” , “Beef Fillet with Red Wine” , and “ Pigeon with Wild Fountain Cress” That I discovered at www.gourmetrecipe.com and www.gourmandia.com . Try to glance at those sites, and find your new favorite dishes. Have fun!!