Peanut Butter Brigadeiro
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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.

 

Coffee Brigadeiros
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If you like coffee and chocolate together these are for you!
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon instant powdered coffee
  • package of chocolate sprinkles
Instructions
  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.
Notes
You can also make this without the chocolate. If you are making this for children, I recommend using decaffeinated coffee.

 

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.

 

Here it is! The insanely popular Classic Chocolate Brigadeiro Recipe. Brigadeiro is served at most events in Brazil…children’s parties, cocktail parties, elegant weddings. How can one dessert fit in at any event? It all starts here with the three ingredients to make the Classic Chocolate Brigadeiro.

Classic Chocolate Brigadeiro
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Popular Brazilian candy similar to chocolate truffles.
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • If desired for decoration, 1 package chocolate sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Add sweetened condensed milk, butter and cocoa in a medium non-stick pan.
  2. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon on low heat.
  3. Continue stirring and heating until the brigadeiro mix thickens and becomes more difficult to stir.
  4. You will start to see the bottom of the pan more clearly.
  5. 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.
  6. This should take approximately 20 - 25 minutes.
  7. Transfer the brigadeiro batter to a greased plate and spread.
  8. Let it cool. (about 30 to 45 minutes)
  9. If desired, pour the chocolate sprinkles into a separate small dish or plate.
  10. When the brigadeiro batter is cool, it is ready to be shaped into small round balls.
  11. To shape the brigadeiro into balls, take a teaspoonful of mixture and roll it between your buttered hands.
  12. Drop the ball into the dish of sprinkles and roll it around to coat all sides.
  13. Transfer the ball to a mini baking cup or square of parchment for serving.
  14. Brigadeiros will keep in an airtight container for 3-5 days.