Candies, Gluten Free

Brigadeiros

Brigadeiros are a popular dessert in Brazil. These truffles are made with condensed milk and have a rich chocolate flavor. Today, I will be showing you how to make these delectable truffles and I will be providing some fun things for you to roll them in! Also in my chocolate chip cookie post, I updated it, where my cousins will show you how to make them! Make sure to check it out!

Although it takes a while to make these, they are super fun!

Topping ideas (to roll the truffles in)

  • I like rolling these in a salted peanut topping. Simply mix about 1/2 teaspoon of salt with 1 cup of peanuts and crush them up, in a food processor! You can add more or less salt if desired.
  • You can roll them in cocoa powder! If you don’t like the bitter taste, mix some powdered sugar in it.
  • You can roll them in sprinkles! A lot of people roll them in chocolate ones but really any type works!
  • Roll them in crushed peppermint for a chocolate-mint truffle!
  • You can also roll them into powdered sugar! Keep in mind it may be extra sweet :).

Ingredients:

1 can of condensed milk (it should be 14 ounces)

3 tablespoons of cocoa powder, sifted

2 tablespoons of butter

Desired Topping

Makes about 16 brigadeiros depending on what size

  1. In a sauce pan on medium heat, melt the butter. Once it is melted, add the condensed milk and stir.
  2. Add the sifted cocoa powder and the salt. It is important to sift the cocoa powder because it is hard to get lumps when everything is combined.
  3. Continue to cook the mixture over medium heat. You have to stir it constantly, or the bottom will burn. Stir it with a rubber scraper/spatula. Make sure to scrape the bottom. You will know when you are done stirring if you pull the spatula back, and it takes a while for the mixture to move. You will notice it thickens quite a bit. For me, this takes 5 minutes, but it may take more or less time for you.
  4. Once done, let it cool in the pan for about 30 minutes. Then, (the mixture will still be a bit hot) pour onto a plate and place it in the fridge for about 1 hour, or until it comes to room temperature. You may need to keep it in for longer.
  5. Once cooled, simply rub butter onto your hands and make balls with the mixture. I would recommend working with about 1/2 tablespoon at a time, but it is really up to you how big you want them to be.
  6. Roll the balls into your preferred topping and enjoy! You can put them into mini cupcake wrappers! You can store these in an airtight container or in the fridge. If you store them in the fridge, they will be more chewy, like thick caramel.

Enjoy! If you make this, please let me know in the comments how it turns out!

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