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Homemade Brazilian Chocolate Brigadeiros

A soft and rich chocolate truffle made using condensed milk, pulled right out of Brazilian history.
Servings 18 Truffles
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins


  • Skillet or Sauce Pan
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Shallow Plate
  • Cookie Scoop or Spoon
  • Bowl


  • 1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 oz.
  • ½ Cup Cocoa Powder Sifted
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • Sprinkles of Your Choice


  • In a shallow sauce pan or skillet, combine the condensed milk, cocoa powder, butter, and salt.
  • Heat this mixture over medium-low, stirring constantly.
  • Continue to stir and scrape the bottom of the pan to mix the chocolate together. You're done when scraping your spatula across the bottom of the pan leaves a gap that takes 2-3 seconds for the chocolate to flow in and fill.
  • Pour the hot mixture into a shallow bowl or a rimmed plate to allow it to cool. Place in the fridge for about two hours.
  • Once chilled, form the balls. I found it easiest to use a spoon and lightly grease my hands with butter to roll them out.
  • Pour your sprinkles of choice into a bowl and roll the brigadeiros to coat. Set aside, re-chill if you like, or serve immediately.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: Chocolate, Truffle