Basic Brigadeiro

Basic Brigadeiro
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Serves: 20
 
The beauty of these is that you can roll them in just about anything! Chocolate sprinkles, colored sprinkles, shredded chocolate, crushed oreo cookies, crushed shortbread cookies….. You are only limited by your imagination.
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • sprinkles
Instructions
  1. In a medium non-stick pan, mix the milk and butter on low heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon.
  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. Put the sprinkles or other coating into a separate dish.
  5. To shape the brigadeiro into balls, take a teaspoonful of mixture and roll it between your buttered hands.
  6. Roll in sprinkles or other coating.
  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.