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Brazilian Brigadeiros (Brazilian Fudge Balls)

  • Author: Sara Wells


Easy little soft chocolate balls perfect for a treat or snack. 



1 14oz can Sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
chocolate sprinkles/jimmies
Small paper cups for serving


Empty can of sweetened condensed milk into sauce pan.  Add butter and sift cocoa powder in.  Turn heat to medium-low and whisk to combine all ingredients. 

Bring mixture to a low simmer and cook until a rubber spatula leaves a clear streak on bottom of pan when scraped with the spatula (usually about 5 minutes, but varies depending on your pan, could be 5-10 mins)

Place mixture on a silicone baking mat or a plate to cool to room temperature, or just barely warm so you can roll it in your hands. 

Rub a little butter on your hands and then roll into small balls (1/2-1 tablespoon is normal size, a mini cookie scoop works great) and then roll in sprinkles. Place in mini muffin liners/candy cups for serving.