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Monday, May 7, 2012

Chocolate Brigadeiros

Brigadeiros are sweet Brazilian truffles that are made from only 3 ingredients then rolled in sprinkles before eating. They are really tasty, incredibly easy to make, and quite cute. They'd be great as a gift for a co-worker or friend, to bring to a party, or even for kids to make and eat. This recipe adds significantly more chocolate than traditional recipes, but you're probably not surprised that I believe that more is better when it comes to chocolate.

2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat and slowly add the cocoa, stirring constantly until incorporated. Add the can of sweetened condensed milk and stir with a spatula or wooden spoon, basically non-stop for about 20-30 minutes, or until thickened. You will know that its done when you can use a spatula to create a clean 2-inch clean line at the bottom of the pan for a few seconds before the chocolate mixture fills it in. Make sure to keep stirring and scraping the corners of the pan so the mixture doesn't burn.

When thickened pour into a greased 8x8 glass dish and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes.

Using a tablespoon, scoop the chocolate mixture, roll into balls (you may want to grease your hands) and roll in sprinkles or toppings of your choice. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Makes ~2 dozen truffles.

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