Monday, January 30, 2012

Brigadeiros (Brazillian Choc Fudge Balls)


Brigadeiro is a Brazillian fudge candy created in the 1940's and was named after Brigadier Eduardo Gomes. It resembles a chocolate truffle, and is often made with condensed milk, cocoa powder and butter, rolled into little balls and covered in chocolate sprinkles. They are apparently very popular treats at children's birthday parties in Brazil.

These are really easy to make, and they look so pretty in colourful little paper cups. Zach absolutely loves them and I had to set a quota on how many times he could go back to the fridge for more. On the other hand, I actually found them a little too sweet for my liking, and could have perhaps made them half size smaller in order to reduce the impact of the sugar hit. In any case, I'm sure these fudgey chocolate sweets will be a hit at any kids' party!

Brigadeiros

Ingredients

1 can sweetened condensed milk
3 tbsp cocoa (or substitute with dark chocolate melts)
1 tbsp butter
Chocolate rice or rainbow sprinkles

Method

Combine milk, cocoa and butter in a saucepan and cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes until thickened and starts to pull away from the pan. Remove from heat and pour into a greased bowl or pan. Let it cool and refrigerate for half an hour or until it is firm enough to roll into balls.

Scoop with a teaspoon and form small balls by rolling them between the palms of your hands. Roll them in sprinkles or chocolate rice until evenly covered, and place them in little paper cups. Refrigerate. Serve at room temperature.

11 comments:

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

These are just little balls of heaven! Yum!

Zoe said...

I love this idea and I think my son will love this chocolately fudge candy.

Mel said...

This is just great for Children's party. And it is so easy to make too, right?

Christy said...

Ah, these are so cute, and enticing :)

MyFudo™ said...

Colorful sprinkles for me! I love that this choco treats entail less than a handful of ingredients. My little girl will gladly prepare these in the kitchen...

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A divine treat! I bet you can't stop eating them...

Cheers,

Rosa

Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes said...

So adorable and easy- love the 5 & under ingredient recipes!

Anonymous said...

EVERYBODY likes brigadeiro in Brazil! It's the most popular treat in the children's parties...

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Totally! There will be no leftover if we serve this at kids' party (better to take some away before we serve!). They look not only cute I bet these are yum!

Sara {home is where the cookies are} said...

Wow! I'm so happy to see find this recipe today! My kids were just asking me to make them, and I wasn't sure of the exact details. They LOVE them. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE these things my mom made them for me and my friends all the time when i was younger and all my friends always wanted to come to my house because of them