The best part about studying Nutrition and Food is that we get to eat in class quite often. Recently in one of our courses, the professor brought Brazilian Brigadeiros for us to try. She only had enough for about 1/3 of the class. When she asked who wanted to try it, our hand shot up at the speed of light. They looked like chocolate truffles, but smaller in size. The Brigadeiro was exquisite! We love all things sweet and we love super sweet desserts, which is exactly how the Brigadiero tasted. We asked the professor for the recipe, which turned out to be uber simple. We recently made a batch and shared it with our family and friends who loved it. We modified the recipe from http://www.food.com/recipe/brazilian-brigadeiro-343401
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 tablespoon Nesquick Chocolate Syrup
1) Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes.
2) Stir vigorously to make sure all the ingredients are mixed. Cook until the mixture has thickened.
3) Pour into a dish and let it cool at room temperature. We put the dish in the fridge for a few hours.
4) Once you are ready to make the balls, take the mixture out of the fridge.
5) Grease your hands with butter/margarine and take about half a teaspoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball.
6) Coat the ball with chocolate sprinkles or shredded coconut. Place into a small cupcake liner.
We found that the Brigadieros can be kept in the fridge for 1-2 days and still taste fresh.