During the holidays, I shared with you my all-time favorite sweet treat, Brigadeiros! The traditional chocolate version, is super popular in Brazil. But today in honor of St. Patrick's Day, I decided to make a special version of these little goodies!
Like their chocolate cousin, these pistachio brigadeiros are very simple to make. They consist of only three ingredients: pistachios, condensed milk, and butter! They are also very child-friendly-you can make the balls and your child can roll them in the pistachio.
So, if you have a special party to go to tonight (or any night, at that) or you just want to treat your kids and/or spouse to a simple and delicious St. Patrick's Day treat, look no further. I guarantee everyone will love these sweet . Now, I can't guarantee you won't get pinched for more!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Brigadeiro de Pistache
8oz pistachio, shelled
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 tbsp unsalted butter, plus a little extra to brush on plate and hands
Brush a plate with butter and set it aside.
Place the pistachios in a food processor and grind them until their are fine in texture.
Set aside 1/2 cup of the ground pistachio.
In a sauce pan combine the other portion of the ground pistachio, condensed milk, and butter. Over medium heat, stir mixture until the bottom of the pan becomes visible and mixture comes off the bottom of the pan easily.
Pour mixture onto the buttered plate and let it cool.
When mixture had cooled, put a little butter on your hands, take about a teaspoon of the mixture at a time and roll it into little balls, then roll it in the remaining ground pistachio.