A small batch recipe for Brigadeiro Candies that are all decked out in Halloween sprinkles and perfect for any celebration!
Ok so first things first, what a Brigadeiro? Brigadeiro Candies are a Brazilian candy made from sweetened condensed milk and cocoa powder, traditionally they are coated in chocolate nonpareil sprinkles and served at parities or during the holidays. A good friend of mine who is from Brazil just recently made a couple hundred of these for a missionary homecoming, so I had to have the recipe of course! They were such a huge hit around here that I just couldn’t wait to share them with you all, but with a little Halloween inspired twist.
Smooth and creamy truffle-like candies are coated in delicious, crunchy sprinkles. They are super simple and so easy to make. Seriously you can be enjoying these tasty little guys in less than an hour! Candy in less than hour is always a dangerous thing in my house, so luckily I’ve got lots of friends to share with. Now the only question for you is how many will you eat? I think I probably ate about 5 of them the first day. I just love the mild flavor they possess, not too sweet and not as rich as a traditional truffle. I hope you enjoy them as much as my friends and I have!
- 2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 Tbs water
- 1 15 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 Tbs butter
- sprinkles for coating
- Prepare an 8"x8" baking pan with cooking spray, set aside.
- To a heavy saucepan add the cocoa powder and water, whisk until smooth.
- Add the sweetened condensed milk and butter and cook over medium high heat until boiling.
- Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook for 15 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Spread the mixture over the bottom of the baking pan and let cool in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes.
- Scoop into 1 Tbs size balls and roll in sprinkles.
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to one week.
Courses candy, dessert
Julie @ This Gal Cooks says
These are so cute, Emily. And perfect for Halloween, too!
Thanks Julie, they are really yummy 🙂
These sound so dreamy!
thanks Christina 🙂
Mariana @The Candid Kitchen says
Emily these look so great. I grew up in Brazil so can say I have tried my fair share of these. They always look great in parties!
Thank you Mariana, I just fell in love with them so I had to share them.
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says
Omg these are the cutest things ever!
Thanks Jocelyn 🙂
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
These sound incredible! Love the festive sprinkles!
thank you Jessica, they are really yummy too!
Beth @ The First Year says
Anything covered in halloween sprinkles I will love!
Thanks Beth, you will definitely love these 🙂
I’ve never had a brigadeiro before but I totally want some now 🙂 They look so so pretty, Emily – love the festive sprinkles! Can’t wait to try this – love how easy they sound to make and I have everything in my pantry too – pinning !
Thanks Kelly, they are super easy to make, you’re going to love them!
Zainab @Blahnik Baker says
They sound truly decadent and they look so pretty!!
Thank you Zainab!