Brigadeiros (Brazilian Chocolate Bonbons)

August 4, 2016

The 2016 Summer Olympics kick off tomorrow in Brazil, and in honor of the hosting country I made brigadeiros (pronounced breeg-a-DAY-roes)--Brazilian chocolate bon bons that are insanely good. Unlike other truffles that I've made with heavy whipping cream and bittersweet chocolate, these are made with cocoa powder and sweetened condensed milk, which resulted in a softer consistency and the most incredible, melt-in-your-mouth milk chocolate bon bons. Making them is a little messy, but well worth the effort.


1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon butter (add a pinch of salt if using unsalted butter)
chocolate jimmies

In a medium saucepan, heat condensed milk, cocoa powder, and butter over medium heat. Stir constantly until the mixture has thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat to cool. When the chocolate mixture has cooled enough to handle, use a cookie scoop or rounded tablespoon to scoop out. The mixture will still be extremely soft and gooey, so to make it easier to roll into balls, drop the mixture directly into a shallow bowl filled with the chocolate jimmies; use one hand to roll around in the chocolate jimmies, shaping into a ball as you go.  Once the chocolate is covered in the jimmies, roll between your palms to form perfectly round bon bons. Refrigerate to set, and enjoy! 


  1. YUM!
    That will be awesome with the celebratory bubbly!!!

    1. I made them last week; they were delish!


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