Natalia Middleton

Brigadeiros (Brazilian Chocolate Truffles)

A typical Brazilian sweet treat that’s perfect for any occasion. 

Feel free to try out the different combinations suggested below.

  • I can condensed milk (397g)
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • Cocoa powder, desiccated coconut or chocolate sprinkles for decorating


Add the first 3 ingredients to a saucepan and stir on medium heat until the mixture is not sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Transfer to a dish and let cool for at least 1 hour.

Grease your hands with butter and, using a teaspoon, roll the mixture into balls and then coat with the powder, coconut or sprinkles.

The final Brigadeiro should be a soft, toffee texture.

You can switch out the 1 Tbsp cocoa powder for:

  • Parmesan (a sweet/salty combo)
  • Coconut
  • Pistachio

You can also place different berries or grapes in the middle of the mix before rolling them into a ball (grapes, strawberries, blueberries etc.)

Roll the outside in coconut, crushed pistachios or other nuts, or different sprinkles.

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