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Brazilian Brigadeiros

Published Sunday, 25 May, 2014 by Natalia Barbosa Eitel

Chocolate heaven - quick and cheap



  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp of butter or margarine
  • 4-6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • (chocolate) sprinkles for decorating
  • petit four cases for serving


That's a typical brazilian dessert recipe. In every children's party you will find a tray of it.

1. Add the margarine, the condensed milk and the cocoa powder to a saucepan

2. Cook in medium heat, stirring constantly. You know when the brigadeiros are ready, when it begins to unstick from the pan

3. Let it cool down

you have two options now:

4.1 grease your hands with more margarine to roll the balls. Roll the balls in the sprinkles for decorating and serve them in petit four cases. (perfect for parties or inviting friends in)

4.2 just grab a spoon and eat it by yourself (perfect for rainy days)


  • garvita chaurasia 3 years ago

    asum recipe loved it is too easy i am a chid and i made it by my self


  • Emily 4 years ago

    Here in Brazil people are getting tired to roll the balls so what they are doing is put a little bit of brigadeiro in a plastic spoons or cups and pouring a dash of sprinkles on top of them, or none at all. If the Brigadeiro gets too hard or sticky you can add a little bit of milk and butter(also optional, i've always disliked using butter to make brigadeiros).

  • Emily 4 years ago

    Hi, i'm Brazilian. The butter is actually optional and I've always used 3 tbsp of cocoa powder, we use sweetened cocoa powder. If you want to do them in a microwave you can as well, it takes about 6 minutes. You can stir between each minute until it is in the right consistency for you, when you get the hang of it you can cook longer in the microwave before you stir again.

  • Amulya 4 years ago

    So goooooooood

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    Amazing and mouth watering

  • Fran 5 years ago

    James: yes it is :-)

  • James 5 years ago

    My (at least after an hour) has turned out rather sticky. So now it tastes like tofee. Is this suposed to happen?

  • Dgajdjadhadhad 5 years ago

    It looks stupid

  • Selena 5 years ago

    Fun easy and yummy. Its just what i have been looking for

  • Mona 5 years ago


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