You’ve probably seen them before in their glory: small, truffle-like chocolate balls covered in chocolate sprinkles. They are called “brigadeiros” and they are just about as close to culinary perfection as one can get: flavorful, gooey and rich. You can find plenty of recipes on the internet but we guarantee you that Brazil Nuts’ brigadeiros are unmatched in terms of deliciousness. Feel free to eat them from the “panela”, or saucepan, as we often do J
- 1 can condensed milk (if you’re on a diet, go for the low fat version; not sure how many calories you’ll save but the taste is still great)
- 1/3 stick unsalted butter
- 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
- Chocolate sprinkles
- Place the unsalted butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-low heat.
- As the butter begins to melt pour in the full can of condensed milk, followed by the cocoa powder. The key is to stir continuously (though not constantly) so that the ingredients mix into a thick, chocolatey liquid.
- After stirring on and off for about 8 to 12 minutes, you’ll notice that the mixture will start to thicken and separate from the sides of the saucepan.
- Once there is no longer any of the mixture touching the sides of the saucepan, remove from the stove. Let the mixture cool for at least 30 minutes. Once the mixture has cooled (assuming you haven’t eaten it all already), use your hands to make balls the size of ping pongs. A trick to doing this is to spray your hands with non-stick spray or to rub some butter on the palms of your hands.
- Once you’ve rolled the balls, dip them in sprinkles. Yes, it was that easy.
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