Brigadeiros (Brazilian Truffles)


Hi All!

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I thought I would try out a chocolate recipe.  My Tia Lecoadia lives in Portugal, but had sent me a photo of a recipe that she had collected for “brigadeiros,” which is a Brazilian dessert.  It’s very similar to a truffle, but softer and very easy to make.  These turned out so pretty to look at and yummy to taste!


Yields: 30-40


1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk

4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

chocolate sprinkles


1) In a small sauce pot, add sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder and butter. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly. Continue stirring until chocolate thickens, and it should be set once a spoon is ran across the bottom of the pot, and the pot is visible; it should not be runny.


2) Remove from heat and allow the chocolate to cool. Once cooled, rub a little bit of butter onto your fingers, and begin rolling the chocolate into balls, about the size of a teaspoon.  Coat balls with chocolate sprinkles and place on parchment paper or in small foil cups.