Friday, April 23, 2021


The brigadeiro is a traditional Brazilian dessert, created by a confectioner from Rio de Janeiro, Heloisa Nabuco de Oliveira. It is made of condensed milk, cocoa powder, butter, and chocolate sprinkles covering the outside layer. It is a popular confection throughout the country, especially for festive events.
What attracted me towards these beauties is nothing but their beauty itself! They look so elegant and at the same time cute too. What strikes my mind is that these can be made as a treat for kids. Roll them in golden sprinkles and make them look classy and gift them to loved ones by placing them in fancy cupcake holders and boxing them beautifully. Perfect for gifting during festivals. I made them as gift boxes during the Diwali season- a Brazilian touch to our Indian festival. Everyone loved them!

1 tin condensed milk (396 grams)
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

And that's it! So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and start making these delicious Brazilian Chocolate Truffles!

  • In a pan add one tin (396gms) of condensed milk, butter and cocoa powder. Mix everything well.
  • Now cook this on medium-low heat, stirring continuously.
  • Cook until the mixture starts to leave the sides of the pan and turns thick. (Please have a look at the video to understand the right consistency.)
  • In the meantime, grease a plate with butter and keep it ready.
  • Transfer the mixture from the pan to the greased plate and spread it. Allow it to cool completely to room temperature.
  • Grease your palms with a little butter. Scoop out small portions of the mixture and roll them into balls between your palms.
  • Now roll these balls over sprinkles/chopped nuts/chocolate shaves/desiccated coconut or anything of your choice. You can keep them plain as well.
  • Place them in small cupcake holders and present these elegant cute sweet treats for your loved ones.  Now isn't that really simple!