Brigadeiros (Brazilian Chocolate Candy)

These popular Brazilian candies were named after an Air Force Brigadier named Eduardo Gomes. They look like truffles, are very simple to make and are rich and delicious. Valentine’s day is coming soon, so make these candies for your friends and family, they would love you for it :)

These Brigadeiros are my entry in the virtual food tour hosted by my friend Joan from Foodalogue.

Keep them refrigerated until ready to eat. Buen Provecho!



(About 12)

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 stick soft butter
  • 3 tablespoons a good quality cocoa powder
  • Chocolate sprinkles


  1. Place all the ingredients in a medium sauce pan, over low heat and cook for abot 12 to 15 minutes. Stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
  2. Pour the mixture on a greased baking pan. Let it cool for at least 1 hour.
  3. With buttered hands, make equal size small balls with the mixture. Roll each brigadeiro in the chocolate sprinkles. Place in baking paper cups and store in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
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  1. says

    Ive had these countless times in Portugal. I havent a sweet tooth but I cant resist them. This recipe is super easy and has made me crave them again! Going to have to try making them!

  2. says

    Brigadeiros are delicious! I love to have picnics and I always ask people to bring something that represents their culture, as we are a very international group. My Brazilian friend brings these beauties and they are always a hit!

  3. says

    Mmmm… I love brigadeiros! I discovered them living in Brazil and would always make them. Thanks for reminding me of them. I may have to make them again soon.

  4. says

    They do look delicious! I was thinking of making these too, but we’ve had a string of 100F degree days, and I know better than to work with chocolate in a hot kitchen. Sooo tempting though… guess I better bookmark this for Autumn. (Just can’t resist lol)

  5. Tina says

    I tried making these with this exact recipe. It didn’t work and the mix is way too thin to make balls out of.


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