January 24, 2015

A chocolate obsession - Brigadeiro

Whenever I want a quick and simple sweet treat, I always think of making Brigadeiro. They are gooey, rich and creamy, little nibbles of sweet one-bite delicacies.

The traditional Brigadeiro is brown chocolate covered with brown chocolate sprinkles, like these ones, but when preparing these sweet little treats you can be creative and playfully choose colors and shapes to the occasion, like the Pumpkin-Shaped Brigadeiros I made at Halloween for the delight of the neighborhood children.

A combination of only three ingredients: chocolate, condensed milk and butter,  Brigadeiros are simply amazingly good, light, delicious, quick and easy to make. What can I add to convince you?

They are the perfect sweet food for a buffet at a party.

I'm not much of a pink person, but I had fun making my Valentine's version.

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White Chocolate Truffles special for Valentine's Day
Makes about 30 candies

 3 tablespoon white chocolate powder
 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
 1 tablespoon of butter
 Valentine-style sprinkles

Mix the condensed milk, chocolate powder, an butter in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat stirring constantly (this is important) until the mixture becomes thick and shiny, and starts to pull away from the bottom and sides of the pan.

Remove from the heat and immediately pour the mixture into a plate greased with butter.

The mixture needs to be cooled off completely before being rolled into small balls. I like to place it in the refrigerator to speed up this process.

To make it easy to roll the mixture, you can either lightly rub some softened butter on your palm hands, or wet them with cold water. Using a small spoon scoop out the chocolate mixture and roll it into small balls between your palms.

Roll each ball in the sprinkles and place them in paper candy cups 

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Marcela, a food blogger, is promoting a worldwide contest for Chocolate lovers at her blog Torta Della Figlia. and is generously offering 4 prizes with a Lékué Macaron Kit to the 1st place winner!

To participate click on this link to learn about the rules. Have fun and good luck!


  1. Hello dear Regina, they look delicious and very sweet, which is why they are small and delicate! The combination of condense milk, chocolate and butter has to be the best sugary your photos! x

  2. Hi Regina:)
    I don't know, they are so pretty to look at, I may not want to nibble at them, lol...Although, when you combine those ingredients, how can one resist???

    Thank you so much for sharing, Regina...

  3. Deliciosos e lindos. Já mandei o link para a minha família americana e depois conto se eles fizeram. Uma linda e abençoada semana para você.

  4. Lovely obsessiyon:) You photos are wonderful:)

  5. oh wow! Regina! This is soooo good! I love this recipe!

    Thank you so much for your entry!

    Have a nice evening,


  6. Uau, Regina, Tão brasileiro e tão delicioso é o brigadeiro.... Vou parecer redundante, mas as fotos são belíssimas. Obrigada pelos comentários no meu blog, me incentivam a continuar! Abraços

  7. Oi, Re,

    Este post ficou maravilhoso, as imagens estão lindíssimas e o brigadeiro é mesmo um docinho supimpa, gostoso e bonito. Já comecei a torcer para que você ganhe prêmios no concurso da Marcela, cujo blog estou indo conhecer, rsrs.

    Um beijo