Brigadeiros Recipe

Super easy bites to make, and they only take 4 ingredients. Ideal to freeze and get one when you are having a craving!!

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Brigadeiros with shredded coconut on a white surface and pink background.

About this recipe

Brigadeiro it’s a typical Brazilian sweet based on condensed milk and cocoa powder. The original is covered with chocolate sprinkles, but in this version, we used shredded coconut.

They are super easy to make, and they only take 4 ingredients. They are delicious and it´s impossible to eat just one.

This bite is ideal to serve with a coffee. You can also freeze them for when you have a craving for a sweet bite.

Brigadeiros with shredded coconut on a pink surface.

Ingredients

  • Condensed milk: sweetened condensed milk
  • Cocoa Powder: unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • Butter: unsalted butter.
  • Shredded coconut: to cover the truffles. You can also use chocolate sprinkles.
Brigadeiros ingredients.

How to make

Lightly grease a bowl and set it aside.

In a deep saucepan heat over minimum-medium the sweetened condensed milk, unsalted butter, and cocoa powder. Mix and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until thick. This process takes about 12 minutes. You can’t get distracted because it can burn easily. It’s ready when you stir, and the mixture separates from the saucepan, or you tilt the saucepan and don’t stick, it separates.

Pour the mixture into the prepared bowl and let cool at room temperature.

When the mixture is completely cold, roll the balls in the shredded coconut.

Glass bowl with a big chocolate ball, white plate with brigadeiros, bowl with shredded coconut.

Storing

Store brigadeiros in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also freeze them in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months.

Brigadeiros with shredded coconut on a white surface and pink background.

Brigadeiros

Josefina Almond Yes
Super easy bites to make, and they only take 4 ingredients. Ideal to freeze and get one when you are having a craving!!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Desserts
Servings 18

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (390/400gr)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter (30gr)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder (30gr)
  • Shredded coconut

Instructions
 

  • Butter a bowl and set aside.
  • In a deep saucepan heat over minimum-medium the sweetened condensed milk, unsalted butter, and cocoa powder. Mix and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until thick. This process takes about 12 minutes. You can’t get distracted because it can burn easily. It’s ready when you stir, and the mixture separates from the saucepan, or you tilt the saucepan and don't stick, it separates.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared bowl and let cool at room temperature.
  • When the mixture is completely cold, roll the balls in the shredded coconut.
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