For anyone who loves the popular Brazilian chocolate brigadeiro, this is a great recipe! Chocolate eggs are filled with soft brigadeiro and covered with chocolate sprinkles.



Recipe Summary

1 hr
10 mins
30 mins
1 hr 40 mins
2 large chocolate eggs


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Brigadeiro Filling:
Chocolate Eggs:


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine condensed milk, cocoa powder, and butter in a pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, and cook until mixture begins to pull away from the sides and bottom of the pan. Remove from heat and stir in cream. Beat well with a whisk until smooth. Add more cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, if the filling is too firm.

  • Place milk chocolate in top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is about 80% melted, about 5 minutes.

  • Pour chocolate onto a clean, smooth surface, ideally marble or granite, and use a knife or spatula to spread and temper. Test the temperature of the chocolate by bringing a chocolate-dipped toothpick to your lips; the chocolate must feel cold on the lips. Continue cooling and testing if it's too hot. Transfer tempered chocolate to a bowl.

  • Spread 1 layer of chocolate evenly in the Easter egg mold halves and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator and add another layer of chocolate to each egg half. Fill chocolate eggs with brigadeiro filling almost up to the edges. Seal filling with another layer of melted chocolate, making sure the filling is completely covered with chocolate and nothing can leak out. Chill until firm and set, about 20 minutes.

  • Unmold chocolate eggs one at a time by placing them upside down on a clean surface. Spread a thin layer of melted chocolate on the outside and cover with chocolate sprinkles.

Cook's Notes:

In Brazil, a very thick cream called 'crema de leite' is sold in cans and used for the brigadeiro filling. The US equivalent is table cream, but if that is not available, use the thickest cream option you can find.

Do not press the chocolate sprinkles too tight as eggs can break.

Nutrition Facts

852 calories; protein 14.7g 29% DV; carbohydrates 108.5g 35% DV; fat 41.7g 64% DV; cholesterol 78.3mg 26% DV; sodium 191.1mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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