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Brazilian Chocolate Truffle Recipe – Brigadeiro Candy Recipe

This sweet treat recipe for Brazilian chocolate truffles, or Brigadeiros, is one of those and it looks so yummy.  they are perfect for  the end of any fancy meal, or anytime else, because, well just because – look at them!

My friend Regina used to blog at a website called Molly Mel. She featured many delicious recipes that feature Brazilian cuisine. 

I love to experiment with International cuisine.  My favorites are Italian, Indian and Asian flavors but there are so many other flavor profiles out there that are just waiting to be explored.

Brazillian chocolate truffles - Brigadeiros

Regina says that the truffles are an incredibly delicious and very easy to make and that she does not know anyone in Brazil who does not like them.  That is a pretty good recommendation, I would say.

Even though you will find Brigadeiro recipes online that use a lot of ingredients, traditionally Brigadeiro is made using only three ingredients.  Regina uses four and adds good quality chocolate sprinkles to roll them in.

Aren’t they pretty up close?

Brazillian sweet - Brigadeiro - truffles made the easy way


Enough of the admiration!  Here is today’s featured recipe from Regina.

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Brazilian Chocolate Truffle Recipe - Brigadeiro

Brazilian Chocolate Truffle Recipe - Brigadeiro

These yummy looking chocolate truffles are called Birgadeiros. They are a classic Brazilian dessert.

Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon of salted butter
  • 1/4 cup chocolate sprinkles


  • Grease a plate with butter for the finished truffles.
  • Mix the sweetened condensed milk, cocoa and butter in a saucepan and cook over a medium-low heat,stirring constantly, until the mixture becomes thick and starts to pull away from the bottom & sides of the pan.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and quickly pour the mixture into the prepared plate. Cool completely in the refrigerator.
  • Place the sprinkles in a shallow bowl. Lightly rub some softened butter on your hands, and scoop out teaspoons of the chocolate mixture and roll into small balls
  • Roll each ball with chocolate sprinkles and place them in small paper candy cups for a decorative touch.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 30Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g

    Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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