Corn Crackle Appetizer
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Serves: 16 - 20 squares
 
Great for teen parties !
Ingredients
  • 2 (8-ounce) package corn muffin mix
  • 1 (4-ounce) can of cream-style sweet corn (optional)
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped salted peanuts
  • 1½ cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Prepare corn muffin mix according to package directions
  2. Add the can of cream-style sweet corn and mix together until well blended
  3. Spread evenly in greased 15 ½ x 10 x 1 inch jelly roll pan. (A jelly-roll pan is a baking sheet with sides. The sides are 1-inch deep)
  4. Mix together the peanuts, cheese and garlic salt
  5. Sprinkle the mixed ingredients over the muffin mix
  6. Drizzle butter over the top.
  7. Bake in moderate oven (400 degrees) about 30 minutes or till crisp and lightly browned. Immediately cut in squares; cool slightly and remove from pan.
Notes
Adding the cream-style corn is optional. Corn bread tends to be dry. The cream style corn makes it moist and adds a bit more of the corn flavor.

 

Cheese Onion Pennies
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Serves: 6
 
These are delicious!!!!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 25 rounds of white bread cut out with a 1¾ inch canape cutter (may substitute a small glass and cut around it)
Instructions
  1. Blend the mayonnaise, cheese and onion in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Spread about 2 teaspoons on each round, and place on a cookie sheet.
  3. Broil about 6 inches from heat for 2 - 3 minutes or until top is browned and bubbly.
Notes
These may be prepared in advance and frozen. Defrost thoroughly before broiling or they will be soggy.

 

Lemon Caipirinha Brigadeiro
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Serves: 20
 
Caipirinha is Brazil's national cocktail made of lime and cachaca. This recipe combines those flavors into a brigadeiro.
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon Cachaça
  • zest of one lime
  • granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. In a medium non-stick pan, mix the milk, butter and cachaca. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon on low heat.
  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. Now add the lime and lemon zest. Stir vigorously.
  3. Transfer to a greased plate and spread. Let it cool. (about 30 to 45 minutes)
  4. Put the sugar into a separate dish.
  5. To shape the brigadeiro into balls, take a teaspoonful of mixture and roll it between your buttered hands.
  6. Transfer the ball to the dish of sugar and roll it around to coat all sides.
  7. Transfer the ball to a mini baking cup or square of parchment for serving. They keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Notes
Cachaca is a rum made from sugar cane. If you would like a stronger lime flavor just zest another lime You may also substitute the sugar topping and use the lime zest instead.

 

Peppermint Brigadeiro
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Serves: 20
 
Do you need something gooey, sweet and crunchy for a holiday party? Look no more -- this is perfect.
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup crushed red and white mint candies or candy canes
Instructions
  1. In a medium non-stick pan, mix the milk, butter and peppermint extract. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon on low heat.
  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 crushed candies or candy canes into a separate dish.
  5. To shape the brigadeiro into balls, take a teaspoonful of mixture and roll it between your buttered hands.
  6. Transfer the ball to the dish of crushed candies or candy canes and roll it around to coat all sides.
  7. Transfer the ball to a mini baking cup or square of parchment for serving. They keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Notes
Extract is very strong -- don't use too much.

 

Eggnog Brigadeiro
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Serves: 20
 
These will be the hit of your holiday party! They are divine!
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons light rum
  • shredded white chocolate
Instructions
  1. In a medium non-stick pan, mix the milk, butter, nutmeg and rum. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon on low heat.
  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 shredded white chocolate into a separate dish.
  5. To shape the brigadeiro into balls, take a teaspoonful of mixture and roll it between your buttered hands.
  6. Transfer the ball to the dish of shredded white chocolate and roll it around to coat all sides.
  7. Transfer the ball to a mini baking cup or s
Notes
Variation: You may add a little more nutmeg but be careful because it can be overpowering.

 

 

Gingerbread Brigadeiro
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Serves: 20
 
Easy gingerbread flavored treat. Perfect for a holiday party or gathering.
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • crushed gingersnaps
Instructions
  1. In a medium non-stick pan, mix the milk, butter, molasses, cinnamon and ginger. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon on low heat.
  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 crushed gingersnaps into a separate dish.
  5. To shape the brigadeiro into balls, take a teaspoonful of mixture and roll it between your buttered hands.
  6. Transfer the ball to the dish of crushed gingersnaps and roll it around to coat all sides.
  7. Transfer the ball to a mini baking cup or square of parchment for serving. They keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Notes
Variation: Roll in crushed toasted pecans.

Peanut Butter Brigadeiro
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Serves: 20
 
If you like peanut butter cups, you will love these!
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of creamy peanut butter
  • package chocolate sprinkles
Instructions
  1. In a medium non-stick pan, mix the milk, peanut butter and cocoa. 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. Transfer the ball to the dish of sprinkles and roll it around to coat all sides.
  7. Transfer the ball to a mini baking cup or square of parchment for serving. They keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Notes
Variations: You can decorate with powdered sugar, coconut or cocoa powder instead of chocolate sprinkles, chopped nuts or just eat it by the spoonful!

 

Rum Brigadeiro
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Serves: 20
 
Great for holiday parties.
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons rum
  • package chocolate sprinkles
Instructions
  1. In a medium non-stick pan, mix the milk, butter, cocoa and rum 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. Transfer the ball to the dish of sprinkles and roll it around to coat all sides.
  7. Transfer the ball to a mini baking cup or square of parchment for serving. They keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Notes
You may use dark or light rum depending on how strong you want them to be. For a slightly different, smoother flavor try "Bailey's Irish Cream." Variations: You can decorate with powdered sugar, sugar, coconut or cocoa powder instead of chocolate sprinkles, or just eat it by the spoonful!

 

Fun Cake Mix Brigadeiros
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Serves: 20
 
Versatile. Great for kids parties. Any dry cake mix will work. Not as gooey as traditional brigadeiros.
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • ¾ cup cake mix, dry
  • colored sprinkles
Instructions
  1. In a medium non-stick pan, mix the sweetened condensed 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. Remove from heat and slowly stir in dry cake mix. Keep stirring until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Transfer to a greased plate and spread. Let it cool. (about 30 to 45 minutes)
  5. Put the sprinkles or other coating into a separate dish.
  6. To shape the brigadeiro into balls, take a teaspoonful of mixture and roll it between your buttered hands.
  7. Transfer the ball to the dish of sprinkles and roll it around to coat all sides.
  8. Transfer the ball to a mini baking cup or square of parchment for serving. They keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Notes
Any dry cake mix will work, example: white or yellow For different flavors try the "Party Rainbow Chip" or "Orange Supreme" cake mix. Rolled in colored sugars.