Brazilian Chocolate Brigadeiros Recipe

Traditional Brazilian Chocolate Brigadeiros Recipe, the no-bake bite-size sweets with only 4 ingredients. Call them truffles, fudge balls or just brigadeiros, they are sure to make you fall in love with them.

12 Brazilian Chocolate Brigadeiros on a white plate

I’m happy to be talking apart in yet another awesome challenge set by the amazing Lin, the blogger behind Lin’s Recipes. I took part in a few challenges in past and loved every single one of them.

You get the chance to make something yummy that you wouldn’t probably otherwise make; plus you get to see what other talented bloggers cook too. Isn’t that great?

I’m delighted to have picked Brazilian Brigadeiros, they are such a delicacy, it’s safe to say they didn’t last long, have a bite, and you end up eating all of them.

Self-control is right out the window when it comes to brigadeiros. I have made before Coconut Truffles, they are also made with condensed milk; another great treat, but really wanted to try the classic Brazilian goodies everybody’s talking about.

A glass bowl of chocolate brigadeiros, 3 brigadeiros on the table next to the bowl and flowers in the background

And with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, why not make a nice batch? No cooking/baking skills required, and you’ll have them ready in no time (and save yourself some £10 you would spend on a box of chocolates).

You can decorated them with anything you like, from desiccated coconut to coloured sprinkles, cocoa powder or grated chocolate. Easy, right?

Still looking for that perfect Valentine’s Day present or you would really like to surprise your loved one with a sweet treat? These brigadeiros are just perfect.

Or, why not, just enjoy them all by yourself, you do deserve a treat from time to time. I could not have enough of them, exactly what I needed for my sweet tooth.

Yes, they are not quite the healthiest treat, but a treat is a treat, it’s not quite meant to be healthy all the time, right?

Close-up shot of a glass bowl of chocolate brigadeiros with flowers in the background

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Traditional Brazilia chocolate brigadeiros recipe
Brazilian Chocolate Brigadeiros Recipe
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
16 mins

Traditional Brazilian Chocolate Brigadeiros Recipe, the bite-size sweets with only 4 ingredients. Call them truffles, fudge balls or just brigadeiros, they are sure to make you fall in love with them.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: bite-sized treats
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 362 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 1 can condensed milk (400 g)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 20 g butter
  • sprinkles to decorate
  1. Combine the condensed milk, cocoa powder (sifted) and butter and add them to a non-stick pan.

    Classic chocolate brigadeiros
  2. Set the pan over a low heat and keep stirring with a silicone spatula until it thickens into a smooth cream, this could take between 10 and 15 minutes.

  3. Butter a large plate and transfer the cream to cool at room temperature.

  4. Once it is cool and firm enough to handle, shape out balls, then coat them with desiccated coconut and sprinkles.

  5. Chill in the fridge for a few hours before you serve.

Recipe Notes
  • Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.
  • The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.
Nutrition Facts
Brazilian Chocolate Brigadeiros Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Potassium 429mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 53g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 7.8%
Vitamin C 3.1%
Calcium 28.6%
Iron 4.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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  • Reply
    Andrea Broom
    January 14, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Love these. I lived in Rio when I was younger for a couple years and was addicted to these.

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      January 14, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      Thank you for your comment, Andrea! They are indeed hard to resist, l love them too.

  • Reply
    January 15, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    They look so divine☺☺☺ Really appreciate your enthusiasm and the energy with which you participate in these challenges…This is a great contribution! Looks amazing!

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      January 15, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      Thank you, Lina! It’s always a pleasure to take part in your challenges! ?

  • Reply
    January 21, 2017 at 6:30 am

    This is so cute. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    January 26, 2017 at 3:57 am

    Oh these sound and look delicious! Cute is the perfect word for them–I love the different toppings. The coconut sounds perfect for flavour, but the pink nonpareils are adorable. 🙂

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      January 26, 2017 at 8:31 am

      Thank you very much for your kind comment, l am glad you like them ?

  • Reply
    Freda @ Aromatic essence
    January 27, 2017 at 5:29 am

    They look gorgeous!

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