Brigadeiros

11

PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

1 h 10 min

Makes

35 brigadeiros

Brigadeiros

Brigadeiros (brazilian dessert). Photo, Erik Putz and Sian Richards.

Part dulce de leche, part chocolate and entirely addictive, these little sweets are a reinvented truffle.


Ingredients

  • 300-mL can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder , preferably Fry's
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • chocolate or coloured sprinkles
  • candy paper cups

Instructions

  • STIR condensed milk with cocoa and butter in a medium heavy saucepan over medium-low until mixture thickens, about 20 min. Stir constantly so mixture doesn’t stick to bottom of pan. Scrape into a shallow pie plate. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 min.
  • POUR sprinkles into a bowl. Scoop out 1 tbsp portions of milk mixture and roll into a ball. Roll balls in sprinkles until coated and place them in paper cups. Serve immediately or freeze. If frozen, let sit at room temperature for 2 hours before serving.

While the rest of the world obsesses over soccer, we’re wild about another round object from Brazil: brigadeiros. Part dulce de leche, part chocolate and entirely addictive, these little sweets are a reinvented truffle. Our friends at the Sweet Brigade shared their traditional recipe with us, so cook some up (or just order some from them).

Prep tip: Wet fingers make it easier to roll milk mixture into balls.