Brazilian Chocolate Truffles (Brigadeiros)


Two years ago I came across these unique truffles and wanted to make them. They were simple and easy to make. I wanted to share them to my Co-workers and they were a hit. These truffles are a Brazilian treat, and since the Summer Olympics are being held in Rio I thought let’s get a little taste of Brazil.

Brazil is one of the largest Countries in the world and the wide varieties of food available in different regions reflect that. Ubiquitous touches include rice, beans, vegetables and fruit. Brazil produces more fruit than almost anywhere else on Earth, including avocados, oranges, pineapples, papayas, guavas, acai berries and more . Brazilians love their desserts for sure especially Chocolate.

These truffles are fun to make, you can cover them in sprinkles, powdered cocoa, Cinnamon. One of the things I like to do is make mine with a little kick. I sometimes add to the mix a little crushed red peppers. You get the sweetness with a little sneak of heat. It is a quick idea and great for parties, wedding favors. One thing to remember though when you make them always keep your hands lathered with plenty of butter because if your hands are dry the mix is very sticky and messy. Go team USA win the Gold !



3 tablespoons of butter, plus extra for hand-rolling.

4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk

1 cup sprinkles you can use chocolate or multi color or both



Put butter, cocoa powder and condensed milk in a saucepan and heat the mixture over medium-low heat, stirring constantly as the butter melts. Reduce heat and continue to stir for 5 to 7 minutes as contents thicken.

turn off heat and cool mixture to room temperature -about 15 minutes. lightly butter your hands, scoop up a tablespoonful of the mixture and roll it into a ball. Coat the ball in a plate of sprinkles. Repeat then store in a sealed container for up to 4 weeks in the refrigerator. Makes 5 to 6 servings.