Coffee Brigadeiros
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Serves: 20
If you like coffee and chocolate together these are for you!
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon instant powdered coffee
  • package of chocolate sprinkles
  1. In a medium pan, mix the milk, butter, cocoa and coffee 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. Transfer the ball to the dish of sprinkles and roll it around to coat all sides.
  6. Transfer the ball to a mini baking cup or square of parchment for serving. Keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
You can also make this without the chocolate. If you are making this for children, I recommend using decaffeinated coffee.