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Brigadeiros and Beijinhos: Brazilian Truffles

Updated on December 16, 2016

Brigadeiros & Beijinhos

Full of Deliciousness!!!
Full of Deliciousness!!!

A vampire tale blending historical fiction with urban romance

Chocolate Lovers Rejoice!!!

I have a delicious, quick and easy dessert recipe for you. Brigadeiros are small, truffle-like chocolate delights that melt in your mouth- literally. Although my mother was born in the Azores, she spent many years in Brazil and would often make these for special occasions or parties. My sisters and I would gorge on them! I have made these many times and they are always a smashing success at any gathering.

BRIGADEIROS: (bree-gah-day-rhos)

1 can sweetened condensed milk

2-3 T unsweetened cocoa (some people use Hershey or Nestle chocolate milk powder, but I think it makes it too sweet)

2 T butter

paper candy cups

chocolate sprinkles for decoration

1. Combine first three ingredients in a pan and stir constantly over low- medium heat. Bring to a boil.

2. Continue stirring until mixture thickens (about 1-2 minutes).

3. Remove from heat and pour hot mixture out onto a large plate or serving dish.

4. Allow to cool completely.

5. Rub a pat of butter onto your hands and place a spoon-sized amount into the palm of your hand. Roll into a small ball, then roll the ball in sprinkles before placing in the paper cup. May be served immediately or chilled.

Not a Chocolate Lover? That's OK, here is another popular treat:

BEIJINHOS (Little Kisses): (bay-jhee-├▒os)

Same recipe as above except omit the cocoa and add 1/2 cup coconut flakes. Roll the balls in sugar or flaked coconut instead of chocolate sprinkles. Delicious!

I promise you that if you bring either of these treats (or both) to a holiday party or serve them as a dessert after a big meal, everyone will ask for the recipe. Give them a try to let me know how it turns out. Enjoy and thank you for reading!

C. De Melo
Author & Artist


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      Gina 3 years ago

      You keep it up now, uneatsrdnd? Really good to know.

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      Mariana 5 years ago from United States

      I grew up in Brazil and I can't imagine a party without them! :)

      They're delicious!