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Brigadeiro Recipe

Traditional Brazilian Chocolate Brigadeiro 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. So rich, dense and chocolatey, perfect for every celebration!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Brazilian
Servings: 10 balls
Calories: 145kcal


  • 1 can condensed milk (400 g, 13 oz)
  • 3 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 20 g butter
  • sprinkles to decorate


  • Combine the condensed milk, cocoa powder (sifted) and butter and add them to a non-stick pan.
  • 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.
  • The mixture is ready when you can see the bottom of the pan for at least 3-4 seconds when you drag the spatula through it.
  • Butter a large plate and transfer the cream to cool at room temperature.
  • Once it is cool and firm enough to handle, shape out balls, then coat them with desiccated coconut and sprinkles.
  • Chill in the fridge for a few hours before you serve.



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Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 0.3mg