• Yield: 30
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 10m
  • Ready In: 25m
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Brigadeiro is the most loved dessert of Brazilians and beyond. There is no region where it is not present, at birthdays or even at weddings.

It has already become a tradition for the holidays and even outside of them, it is a typical Brazilian dessert, without external interference. It consists of a mixture of condensed milk, butter, cocoa powder and granulated chocolate for the cover.

It has this name because it was created with the intention of being served in events to raise funds for the candidacy of the Brigadeiro in Italian (Brigadiere) Eduardo Gomes. Being here, "brigadier" the highest aeronautical appointment. With the success of the dessert, the dessert of B. Eduardo Gomes was revealed, mandatory to be included in the Brazilian recipes.

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  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 1 Spoonful of Butter or Margarine
  • 3 Spoons of bitter cocoa
  • Chocolate sprinkles for filling


Step 1

In a saucepan, cook the milk, butter and bitter cocoa over low heat.

Step 2

Leave to cook for about 10 minutes, or until it thickens, continuing to stir. So as not to burn or stick in the saucepan.

Step 3

Remove from the heat and let the mixture cool down until you can work it with your hands.

Step 4

Make small balls, roll them in the chocolate sprinkles and arrange them in paper cups.

Step 5

I recommend serving when they are completely cooled.

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