posted on: Thursday, July 24, 2008

I was looking over pictures of Enzo's birthday party and came upon this specific picture that made my mouth water. Have you ever had brigadeiros? They are Brazilian truffles served at parties. They are usually rolled up into little balls and covered in chocolate sprinkles and then placed in mini cup cake shaped holders that are the size of a quarter. It's easy to make but a little labor intensive to roll and cover in sprinkles. I am usually lazy and make a batch and just eat it right out of the pan. I also use it as a cake topper, kind of like frosting but stickier.


  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoon powder semi-sweet chocolate
  • chocolate sprinkles
  1. put all ingredients except sprinkles in a small sauce pan.
  2. heat over medium-low heat.
  3. stir constantly until it is thick and you can see the bottom of the pan when you stir
  4. remove from heat and pour the brigadeiro on a plate unless you are using it for a cake
  5. If using it to top a cake pour the brigadeiro right away on and spread evenly. Cover it with chocolate sprinkles
  6. If rolling it up then make sure the brigadeiro has had time to cool down.
  7. spread butter on your hands so as to prevent brigadeiros from sticking to them when you roll them up
  8. place sprinkles in a bowl
  9. Spoon the brigadeiro off the plate and roll it in your hands shaping it into the size of gum balls.
  10. place the brigadeiros in the bowl with sprinkles and roll them until it is completely covered.
  11. place the sprinkled covered brigadeiros in a cookie sheet and return them to the fridge until you are ready to serve.


  1. thank you for the recipe, I think I will try this when we visit our friends from Brazil, Joao and Regina!

  2. mmm- this sounds great! I might have to use it to frost cupcakes the next time I make them...


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