Everyday Recipes

Brazilian Fudge Balls (Brigadeiros)

Brazilian Fudge Balls (Brigadeiros)
30 min
8 min
30 to 32 balls
  • Brigadeiros are one of the most popular sweet treats in Brazil. They are incredibly easy to make with few ingredients yet the results are creamy, chocolaty and delicious.

Key Ingredients

A white can of sweetened condensed milk with blue labels beside the La Lechera logo and a plate of flan.
Condensed Milk
Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 oz Can
14 oz. Can

Make It

Step 1

Combine sweetened condensed milk and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for about 8-12 minutes or until mixture resembles thick pudding. Remove from heat. Add butter, vanilla extract and salt and mix thoroughly. Let cool for 20 minutes.

Step 2

Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper. Drop heaping teaspoonfuls of chocolate mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Pour sprinkles in a shallow dish. Grease hands with oil or cooking spray. Shape chocolate mixture into balls and then roll in sprinkles. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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