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.