Brigadeiro (Brazilian Fudge Balls) Recipe

Brigadeiro (Brazilian Fudge Balls) Recipe

Brigadeiro (Brazilian Fudge Balls) Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Cuisine Brazilian
Servings 4


  • 1 can Condensed Milk
  • 15 gm Unsalted Butter
  • 20 gm cocoa powder


  • 50 gm Semi-Dark Chocolate


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the pure cocoa powder and the sweetened condensed milk, mix well with a whisk and add the unsalted butter.
  • Be sure to keep stirring and cooking the mixture over medium heat for 15 to 18 minutes, until thickened. do NOT let the brigadeiro burn.
  • Turn off the stove and if you wish, add the pieces of pure chocolate. Mix well for 2 minutes until it's completely melted.
  • Carefully, transfer or spread the brigadeiro mixture on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and let rest until cool enough to handle.
  • Put a little of the unsalted butter on your hands and hand roll the mixture into small little smooth balls.
  • Roll the finished balls in a topping of your choice. My favorites are chocolate sprinkles, shaved chocolate bits, pistachios, toasted almonds, frozen dry fruits and cookie crumbs.
  • Enjoy with your family and friends!

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