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Brigadeiro recipe

Brigadeiro recipe

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Like a chocolate bonbon with a shape that is similar to a truffle - Brigadeiros are delicious and a favourite in Brazil. Make a batch for a party and get the kids to help roll the balls in sprinkles! See method

  • makes 20
  • 30mins to prepare
  • 199 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free


  • 40g unsalted butter
  • 25g (1oz) cocoa, sieved
  • 2 x 397g tins condensed milk
  • 175g (6oz) chocolate flavoured sprinkles

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    9g 13%
  • Saturates

    5g 25%
  • Sugars

    26g 29%
  • Salt

    2g 33%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 26g Protein 4.3g Fibre 3g


  1. In a nonstick saucepan melt the butter over a low heat while mixing in the cocoa completely. Then stir in the condensed milk. Cook over a medium heat, stirring all the time, until thickened and glossy (about 8-10 minutes). The mixture is thick enough when you can pull a spoon through it and briefly see the bottom of the pan.
  2. Remove from heat and leave to stand until cool enough to handle. Form the mixture into small balls, then roll in the chocolate sprinkles and eat immediately. Alternatively, chill before serving in small paper cases.

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