Brigadeiros are little chocolate/fudge truffle balls that originated in Brazil. They have a caramel and chocolate flavor with a fudge-like texture. It's traditional to serve them in little paper truffle cups. Store these chocolates in the refrigerator until they are ready to serve. When I first tasted a brigadeiro some three years ago, my taste-buds felt like they'd hit the jackpot! These little gems are so sinfully good! And when I found out how simple they are to make, I set out to make them immediately. Since then, they always make it on my goodie exchange every holiday season. Since the
Serving Size: Makes about 25 brigedeiros.
-2 14-ounce cans of sweetened, condensed milk.
-8 tablespoons cocoa powder.
-1/2 teaspoon salt.
-6 tablespoons unsalted butter.
-2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract.
-Chocolate sprinkles or ground pistachios for decoration.
-Pour the condensed milk into your heaviest pot. Stir in the cocoa powder and the salt.
-Place the container in the refrigerator and chill for 20 to 30 minutes until the mixture is not too sticky to handle.
-Roll each ball in the topping of your choice, and place in mini baking a paper cup.
-To store, chill in the refrigerator in single layers separated by wax paper until ready to serve.