• Anthony DeNovellis

Brazilian Brigadeiro



Tender chocolate caramel truffles, rolled in  an assortment of nuts and candy toppings,  these sweet little gems are a staple for any  Brazilian celebration.   Making these is a great activity to do  with children, to keep their little hands busy.     

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Ingredients


● 1 can sweetened condensed milk 

● 3 Tbsp cocoa powder 

● 1 Tbsp butter 

● Softened butter 

Preparation

Line a baking sheet with parchment  paper (important to do this before  beginning). Have mini paper candy cups ready, as well.  

In a medium saucepan, whisk the  milk, cocoa powder, and 1 tablespoon of  butter together until smooth. Heat it slowly  over medium heat, stirring constantly (it will  soften and slowly thicken).   When you can scrape the spoon  across the bottom and the caramel maintains  its shape for a second before slowly seeping  back, remove it from the heat and  immediately pour it onto the parchment  lined baking sheet. Spread it evenly, but not  to thin. Allow to cool completely. This can be  done at room temperature or in the  refrigerator.   While the caramel is cooling, prepare  your toppings. Traditional toppings include:  sprinkles, crisp pearls, crushed pistachios,  mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut.  Place these in small, shallow bowls.  

When the caramel is completely cool,  it is time to scoop and roll (wash your hands  for this). This is easiest and fastest to do with  a partner. Use the softened butter to lightly  grease you hands, then scoop 1 tsp of  caramel and quickly roll it into a ball. Drop it  into one of the toppings, roll it around until  completely covered, and then place it in a  paper candy cup. If you have a partner, one of  you can roll the balls, the other can do the  toppings.   If you are not eating or serving these  immediately, store them in an airtight  container in the refrigerator for up to a week. 


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