12.06.2012

COOK } Brazilian Chocolate Brigadeiros



About this time last year, I discovered brigadeiros. The Brazilian confection is a super easy sweet to whip up and makes a great homemade holiday gift. A mix of condensed milk, cocoa powder and butter, brigadeiros are kind of like a cross between caramel and fudge in flavor and texture.

I rolled mine in toasted coconut and raw sugar, and simply topped a few more with a few grains of crunchy fleur de sel. Enjoy!


Brigadeiros

makes about 20


1 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon butter

topping ideas
toasted coconut
chocolate sprinkles
raw sugar
sea salt

In a small saucepan over medium heat, mix the ingredients together. Stir constantly for about 10-12 minutes until you can easily see the bottom of the pan as you stir. Pour the mixture into a bowl and let it cool to room temperature. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Once thoroughly chilled, scoop small spoonfuls of the chocolate and, using your hands, roll them into balls. Roll the balls into your preferred topping and enjoy.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you think these would be ok after freezing? I'd love to be able make these in advance and pull them out the day of the party.

Amanda said...

They stay good in the fridge in an airtight container for at least a week. And though I haven't tried it, I imagine they would keep perfectly in the freezer.

Also, you could try freezing the mix before you scoop them out. When you're ready to make them, let the mixture thaw enough to be malleable and roll them then.

Let me know if you try it out!

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