Banana Brigadeiro

Banana Brigadeiro
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Serves: 20
What fruit could be more Brazilian than bananas? These are delicious.
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 2 small ripe bananas mashed
  • shredded chocolate
  1. In a medium non-stick pan, mix the milk, butter and chocolate on low heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon. After five minutes add the mashed banana.
  2. Continue stirring and cooking until it thickens and becomes more difficult to stir. You will start to see the bottom of the pan more clearly. When the mixture seems more like a dough and less like a batter, and it pulls from the sides of the pan easily, it is done. This should take approximately 20 - 25 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a greased plate and spread. Let it cool. (about 30 to 45 minutes)
  4. Spread the shredded chocolate into a separate dish.
  5. To mold the brigadeiro into balls, take a teaspoonful of mixture and roll it between your buttered hands.
  6. Roll in the shredded chocolate.
  7. Transfer the ball to a mini baking cup or square of parchment for serving. Keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Variations: You can decorate with shredded coconut, shredded white chocolate, chocolate sprinkles or topped with sugar and cinnamon.