Brigadeiros (Brazilian Sweets)

Not so long time ago, I was fond of watching a certain comedy series on TV. The series was about a girl who dreams to gave a cafe of her own and that dream came to reality. In the said series, there was this food called “Brigadeiro” and the actor selling the same was yelling “”Brigadeiro” almost in every episode. He was a cutie so most of the girls came to him to buy. Okay! That is not the reason why I tried this recipe but I was quite curious… maybe it was delicious, after all.

So I searched…

Brigadeiro is a soft chocolate sweet made with condensed milk and cocoa and it is a traditional Brazilian sweets. According to Street Smart Brazil, it is a bit tricky to get the perfect consistency. But, I made them anyways.




  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder dissolved in about ½ to 1 tsp of water
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • chocolate sprinkles


  1. In a saucepan with medium-low heat, melt 2 tbsp of butter.
  2. When the butter is melted, add condensed milk.
  3. Slowly add cocoa powder-water mixture.
  4. Using a wooden spoon, stir the mixture until thick. This may take about 20 to 40 minutes. You will know when it’s ready when you divide the mixture with a wooden spoon and stays parted for a few seconds.
  5. Once ready, transfer the mixture on a plate and place it in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.
  6. To form them into balls, grease your hands with little butter and scoop out about a tablespoon of the mixture and form into balls. Roll them in chocolate sprinkles. Repeat until everything is shaped into balls and rolled into sprinkles.
  7. Transfer your Brigadieros to small baking cups. Chill in the fridge for another 15-30 minutes to make them firmer.

Source recipe: Brigadeiros by Street Smart Brazil



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