Olá amigos! Today we're talking about the delicious Brazilian sweet treat: brigadeiros. My introduction to this bite size beauty was George's sister who decided to make them one night while we were over, so thanks for getting me hooked Vickii! For those of you who don't know yet, brigadeiros are condensed milk, cocoa powder, and butter rolled in sprinkles to make a bomb of deliciousness. So enough chatter let's get straight to this recipe!
1 Can of Condensed Milk (we used Carnation)
3 - 4 tbsp of cocoa powder
2 tbsp of butter
Assorted sprinkles (chocolate sprinkles for traditional brigadeiros or anything else for something new!)
Combine milk, cocoa powder, butter and a pinch of salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
Cook the mixture until it thickens, to the point when you run a spoon along the bottom the mixture takes a while to get back together. (Top tip: keep stirring while you cook the mixture so it doesn't stick and burn to your pot!)
Put this mixture aside to cool until it's about the firmness of playdoh.
Butter your hands, roll them into balls, and then roll them in sprinkles! (1 teaspoon is a good measure for how much to roll!)
Eat them all!! Or put them in cute lil' muffin tins to save for later.