Brazilian chocolate truffles - brigadeiro

Brazilian chocolate truffles - brigadeiro

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Prep: 40 mins Cook: 15 mins


Makes 18
Roll up these traditional South American sweets and coat in traditional pistachio nut, almond and coconut crumble

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal149
  • fat9g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, plus a little extra
  • 400g tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

To decorate

  • 50g toasted chopped pistachio
  • 50g flaked almond
  • 50g desiccated coconut


  1. In a medium heavy-based saucepan, heat the butter, condensed milk, a pinch of salt and the cocoa, to boiling, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Reduce the heat to medium-low; cook for 10-15 mins, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick and shiny and starts to pull away from the bottom.

  2. Stir in the vanilla and vigorously mix again. Pour the mixture onto a buttered plate. Chill for at least 2 hrs.

  3. Butter your hands and pinch off some of the dough to make 2.5cm balls. Place your toppings into small bowls and roll the balls of one of the decorations. Place in mini paper baking cups or on a tray lined with non-stick baking paper.

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15th Jul, 2015
No vanilla, please!
1st Sep, 2014
I love brigadeiro, but i have never tried it with vanilla!
7th Dec, 2018
Can you freeze?
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10th Dec, 2018
Thanks for your question. If you freeze these the decorations will lose some of their texture. He's a great freezable alternative:
8th Jul, 2018
Hi! I've just made these for the first time but I'm not sure if the mixture has set correctly as it started to loose shape as soon as was rolled. It was in the fridge for 4 hours. Wondering if anyone can advise if this is expected, or have I heated for too long / not long enough?
goodfoodteam's picture
10th Jul, 2018
Thanks for your question. This may be because of the hot weather we've been having. We'd suggest returning it to the fridge for half an hour then adding the toppings and chilling again.
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