Brigadeiro (Brazilian sweets)

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on March 21, 2018.
Recipe compliments of Stacey Schiller from NOSH Hawaii.



Brigadeiro (Brazilian sweets)

  • 1 (14-ounce) can condensed milk
  • 7 ounces heavy cream
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


  • Coconut flakes, sprinkles or powdered sugar


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine all ingredients and bring to boil, reduce to low heat, stirring frequently.
  2. Do not let it burn.
  3. Cook until a thick sauce forms like the consistency of caramel.
  4. Remove from heat; let cool.
  5. Roll into bited-size balls; chill.
  6. Roll balls in coating of choice.
  7. May also be used as a dessert sauce.

Makes about 36 bited-size balls or about 3-1/2 cups.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per bite-sized ball (based on 36 bite-size balls and no covering items):
80 calories, 6 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 35 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 1 g protein


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