Brigadeiros are a Brazilian dessert, very common at children’s birthday parties, bite size chocolate balls made with condensed milk, cocoa and a little bit of butter. Easy for little hands to manage and sweet enough to keep the little ones pleased for a while. I had them for the first time nearly 3 years ago when someone from Brazil brought them. What a delight! How can anything with condensed milk go wrong or be bad for you?
I’ve made these before and the first time I made it they turned out beautifully, except all that beauty couldn’t be shared because the phone I took the pictures with got lost 🙁 So I’ve tried again, and personally this wasn’t my best I feel but it’s nearly there on how I’d like to be at least.
Recipe is simple, just 3 ingredients, nothing much to it. Melt butter add condensed milk then add cocoa and keep stirring until it thickens up. The trick is the whole thickening bit, which means don’t take your eyes of it and just keep stirring.
1 can condensed milk
2 tbsp butter
- Melt butter in a medium sized saucepan and then add the condensed milk
- Once combined add the cocoa and keep stirring for 10-15mins until it thickens. Best to use a wooden spoon for this
- Place the mixture to cool on wax paper or a plate and let it cool for an hour and set
- Once set, make bite size balls and roll onto topping of your choice