Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Brigadeiro (Brazilian Treats)

So that’s it! That’s the World Cup over for 4 years. Did you watch the final? I was going for Argentina, but I guess the Germans just could not be stopped. It was all pretty intense. Football fans get so emotional. I was watching them celebrate and they were so emotional and that made me emotional and next thing I find, I’m crying at the TV.

I’m the hugest sap.
As a final dish for my WC series, I thought I should pay tribute to the host nation. Boy am I glad I did!

These are called Brigadeiro and are basically what would happen if a chocolate and a lolly had a baby. Cholly. Or loclate? No?
They’re apparently quite popular in Brazil and are served at parties or dessert. I would travel all the way to Brazil for these. If I had the money....and time....and work would let me....probably not...

But these are amazing. I cannot stress how delicious these are! They’re über chocolately, sticky, smooth and so addictive. Plus they’re stupid easy.
Mine are a little small because I was impatient and didn’t wait until they had fully cooled. Plus when I was picking at the bowl, I thought it was very rich.  But you should make these bigger so you don't feel fat having to get 3 at a time ;)

1 can sweetened condensed milk
2tbspn butter
3tbspn cocoa
In a medium sized saucepan on medium heat, add all the ingredients. Cook, stirring constantly until big bubbles pop at the surface and it’s thick. I’d recommend using a strong whisk to make sure it’s smooth.  It could take 10mins or so. Mine took about 13mins but my stove takes ages to heat.
Transfer into a bowl and leave to cool to room temperature.
Grease your hands with butter (not the most pleasant of experiences), and roll them into balls. Coat in sprinkles, or chocolate sprinkles, and put into mini cupcake patties. You might need to re-grease your hands a few times. 

These can be left at room temperature.  Devour all day every day.

This photo does no justice what so ever. Just make them. DO IT.


  1. This looks great! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  2. Hehe I love seeing when people reach their goal and are happy and I can't help but get teary too! What a delicious way to celebrate.