Brazil’s favorite treat, brigadeiros are incredibly addicting. Made with only 5 ingredients, these fudgy balls are easy to make and will win your heart in one bite!
Now that you’ve (hopefully) stopped jumping up and down, let’s talk about this very serious – and yet so simple – dessert.
What is a brigadeiro?
In Brazil every birthday party has some brigadeiros by the cake. And by the time everybody gathers around the cake to sing “Parabéns a você!” (Happy Birthday to you!) you can always see some empty paper cups because there’s always a few naughty ones that eat the brigadeiros before Happy Birthday time. (I must confess I’m one of them…)
Seriously, if you serve those little chocolate treats on your next party, you will be the most popular kid in town! Be sure you eat some before serving them to other people, because there won’t be any left at the end, I can guarantee!
- 1 (14oz) can sweet condensed milk
- 4 Tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
- 2 Tbsp butter, plus more for rolling balls
- A pinch of salt
- Good quality chocolate sprinkles (or any other type of sprinkles you like)