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Brigadeiro Recipe (Chocolate Fudge Balls) from Brazil

Brigadeiros are chocolate fudge balls that are a sentimental and history-filled dessert in Brazil. They are made with sweetened condensed milk and are normally topped with sprinkles!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: brazilian
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cooling time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 18 brigadeiros


  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tbsp baking cocoa
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • Brown or colored sprinkles


  • In a medium pan, combine sweetened condensed milk and baking cocoa before you turn on the heat. Use a spatula to mix the ingredients together until the cocoa dissolves and the sweetened condensed milk looks brown.
  • Add the unsalted butter and the salt into the mixture.
  • Turn the stove onto medium high heat and place the pot over the flame, stirring continuously for about 15-20 minutes. You know that your Brigadeiros are done cooking when you can use your spatula to draw a line through the middle of the mixture and the mixture is too thick to mold itself back together.
  • Transfer the mixture to a cool bowl and allow to cool for about an hour and a half in the fridge.
  • Once cooled, break off portions of the mixture and roll into one inch balls in your hand. Roll the balls in your colored sprinkles and enjoy.
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The brigadeiros can keep in the fridge for a few days. Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only. 
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