Brigadeiro is a great Brazilian dessert similar to bonbons that's extremely scrumptious and delicious. This sweet is loved here in Brazil. Try it! You can also make it in the microwave; just remember to stir every minute.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make Brigaderio.

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  2. Combine condensed milk, cocoa, and butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let rest until mixture is cool enough to handle.

    Condensed milk, cocoa and butter combined over heat in a saucepan.

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  3. Use your hands to shape into small balls and place on a serving plate. Can be eaten at once or chilled until serving.

    Chocolate rolled into balls, using a melon scooper, and rolled in chocolate sprinkles, if you choose.

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Close up on a few Brigaderio, covered in chocolate sprinkles.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

70 Calories
2g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 70
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 85mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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