Brigadeiros – Brazilian Chocolate Fudge Balls AKA Brazilian Truffles. Easy to make and delicious dulce de leche & chocolate truffles rolled in jimmies.
Brigadeiros – Brazilian Chocolate Fudge Balls (AKA Brazilian Truffles)
After trying these Brigadeiros you’ll think you died and went to heaven. Yes, they are that good. Imagine soft chocolate fudge balls made with dulce de leche that just melt in your mouth when you take a bite. These brigadeiros hits all the marks in terms of flavor and texture.
I dressed my no-bake chocolate fudge balls in different colors because
I ran out of the chocolate sprinkles I wanted to show you how you can dress them up for different occasions.
They can be served for elegant parties, get-togethers or even a colorful for children’s parties. Add some cupcake liners on the bottom so people can grab them easily. You’ll be hooked with these chocolate balls recipe.
Honestly, I’ve never been to Brazil, but I do love their cuisine. They have one of the best beef dishes on the planet (picanha) and now that I tried their desserts I am in Samba heaven.
Normally Brigadeiros aka fudge balls are made with condensed milk, which you can use for this recipe. But I decided to make the flavor a little deeper by substituting that ingredient with DULCE DE LECHE.
If you’ve been following my blog for a long time, you’ve noticed that I have a weakness for it. It’s one of my favorite products to bake with and when you make them you’ll see how incredible the flavor is.
So without further ado, I am going to show you how EASY these Brigadeiros = Brazilian Chocolate Fudge Balls are to make.
First, we start off by grabbing a pot and adding in the dulce de leche, cocoa powder and butter. Let the mixture melt and stir for a few minutes until it becomes thick and luscious.
Resist your temptation to dip your finger inside. Your will power will pay off at the end… Now let’s continue. Place the mixture in a greased bowl and let it cool.
When they are cool enough to handle, roll them into balls using your hands. Then, dip each one in the sprinkle of your choice. You can even use cocoa powder, coconut flakes or chopped nuts if you’d prefer.
And that’s it! SEE? it’s that easy! People will taste them and go crazy so make a few extra batches and freeze them.
I hope you can try these delicious Brigadeiros AKA Brazilian Truffles at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
- 14 oz Can Of Dulce de Leche*
- 2 Tablespoons Butter unsalted
- 4 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Sprinkles coconut flakes or ground nuts to coat the Brigadeiros
- Cooking Spray
In a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat add the Dulce de Leche, butter and cocoa. Stir with a wooden spoon until all the ingredients are mixed together
When dulce de leche begins to a boil, lower the heat and stir for 3-4 minutes more or until it becomes thick and creamy being careful not to burn the bottom
Remove from heat and add the mixture into a bowl previously greased with cooking spray or butter. Let the dulce de leche cool
When the mixture is cool, roll into balls, about the size of a teaspoon and place on a sheet with parchment paper
Pour sprinkles into a small bowl
Dip each ball into the sprinkles and move it around until all the fudge ball is completely coated
Serve and Enjoy!
*If dulce de leche is not available, you may substitute for Condensed Milk.
Balls can be chilled in the fridge until ready to serve.
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Oh my goodness- these look amazing!!!
Thank you so much Camille! They taste like heaven!
how do you roll them when they are in the freezer
They won’t be completely frozen… just a tad more pliable
Do you have to refrigerate these after you make them or would they be ok if you didn’t? I want to make them for my class, but I don’t have a way to keep them cool until lunch time! Thanks! I love your page!
Hi Jen! Brigadeiros are just like fudge. They don’t need refrigeration.
I personally like to refrigerate them as soon as I make them but then I leave them out.
I can’t even make brownies… not sure what I’m doing here. Anyway, during this bold attempt The consistency wasn’t creamy ; it was more lumpy. Where did I go wrong? Is there anyway to fix this?
haha Amy! Don’t worry! just cook it a little longer and refrigerate until a bit firm. As long as you can roll them into balls you have no problem!
My kids LOVE brigadeiros! I don’t really mind them too much, either. Haha! I’m definitely going to have to give your recipe a try!
Thanks so much Raia! Let me know how they come out!
Oh I can’t wait to try this at home for my daughters birthday coming up. I will definitely need to do a few test runs as an excuse to taste before hand!! 🙂
Awesome Carolynn! Happy Birthday to your daughter and let me know how they come out!
Can I use sweetened condensed milk? I don’t have the other option
of course Chatura! Just give it a few more minutes in the saucepan!
How long will these keep for please? I am thinking of making them as wedding favours so need to make in advance!
Hi Karen, you can freeze and they can keep up for up to 3 months
If I freeze these do I roll them in the sprinkles first and freeze them?
Yes! roll them and add the sprinkles, then freeze