After interviewing the people at Xica Maria Bakery in Doral and hearing all about Brigadeiros, I had to give them a shot. They are basically Brazilian chocolate truffles–so good.
After looking for a lot of recipes online, I found one that looked promising and I tried it out (I’m linking the video, it’s great to see what each step looks like).
They were a complete success. The recipe is very simple, there is no baking and barely any measuring–so basically there is very little room to make mistakes. Most recipes called for cocoa powder, but others for chocolate milk powder–so i just decided to make it my own and mix a little bit of both. The traditional way is to cover them with chocolate sprinkles, but I did some with walnuts and others with crushed Oreo cookies as well. Get creative!
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons of chocolate milk powder
- 1 can of condensed milk
Step by Step:
- Melt the butter in a pot in low heat.
- Add the entire can of condensed milk and mix with a rubber spatula.
- Mix the cocoa powder and chocolate powder together
- Add the chocolate mix little by little to the pot making sure to mix
- Keep stirring the mixture in low-medium heat. Make sure that it doesn’t stick to the sides or the bottom of the pot.
- The mix is ready when it comes off from the walls and the bottom of the pan.
- Pour it into a flat plate and put in the the fridge to cool for about 30 minutes.
- Take it out, grease your hands with butter. Scoop out some of the mixture and roll it into a one inch ball.
- Roll the ball in chocolate sprinkles, nuts, crushed oreo cookies or whatever you want. Place them in small candy liners.
- Put them in the fridge for another 15 minutes and ENJOY.