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Brazilian Chocolate Brigadeiros Recipe
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
16 mins

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.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: bite-sized treats
Servings: 10 balls
Calories: 145 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 1 can condensed milk (400 g, 13 oz)
  • 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.

    A glass bowl with brigadeiros and flowers in the background
  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
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Nutrition Facts
Brazilian Chocolate Brigadeiros Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 172mg5%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 115mg12%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.