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.
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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