If you've been to a Brazilian birthday party or wedding (maybe even funeral) you've probably had a brigadeiro which is a small chocolate fudge ball rolled traditionally covered with chocolate jimmies.
Unless you're my cousin, in which case you roll your brigadeiros on gold powder and serve them alongside other fabulous bite sized sweets that fall into the category of what we call docinhos.
That above is my sister, Ca.
We had a really good time at my cousin's wedding.
Below are mini chocolate cups with strawberry jam inside.
And these little white pretty things
were miniature coconut flans.
and the green grapes covered in some form of sweetened condensed goodness was heaven.
All of these treats have sweetened condensed milk as either the first or second ingredient.
It's a Brazilian thing.
I can make a mean brigadeiro and many other types of docinhos
but they never look this fancy!