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Brigadeiros (Brazilian Fudge Balls)

A recipe for Brigadeiros (Brazilian Fudge Balls)
Course Dessert
Cuisine Brazilian
Keyword Brazil, Brazilian, chocolate, dessert, fudge, South America, sweetened condensed milk
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 20 Brigadeiros


  • 14 ounces condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder sifted
  • pinch cinnamon
  • Chocolate sprinkles for coating ~1/2 cup


  • In a medium saucepan, combine condensed milk, butter, cocoa powder, and cinnamon over medium heat. Stir often until butter is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Reduce heat to low and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and pulling from the bottom of the pan, 10-17 minutes. Allow to cool until room temperature or chill in the refrigerator.
  • Fill a small bowl with cold water. Fill another small bowl with chocolate sprinkles.
  • Wet your hands and roll about a 1/2 tablespoon size of chocolate into a ball. Coat in chocolate sprinkles and place in a mini paper cup. Repeat with remaining chocolate. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.