This World Cup has me reminiscing about my trip to Brasil in late 2009 and early 2010. It also has me itching to take another trip! So while I can't be there at the moment, I decided I could at least make some brigadeiro to enjoy a little taste of Brasil here in DC. I even tried to decorate some of them to look like the world and a little soccer ball, but it looked a lot like those failed Pinterest recipes so I decided to keep it simple for the rest of them. ;)
What IS brigadeiro? If you didn't already know, you may have guessed from the pictures but just in case you're still wondering... It's a Brazilian (and Portuguese) chocolate bonbon. And deliciously rich. It was one of those things I never thought about making until my friend told me it was actually really simple. Thanks, friend!
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon butter
Shredded coconut, chocolate sprinkles, chopped toasted nuts, etc. for toppings
- Combine milk, cocoa and butter in a saucepan.
- Stir frequently for approximately 10 minutes over medium-low heat until all ingredients are well combined and begin to pull away from the bottom of the pan.
- Remove from heat and let cool.
- Roll small piece in hands to create 1-inch ball. Note: the mixture is really sticky and easier to handle if you coat your hands with a little butter. Then roll the ball in topping of your choice (I recommend coconut!).