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This Brazilian candy brigadeiro recipe is so easy to make that you'll want to get the kids to help. It tastes like a Tootsie Roll copycat recipe except richer!
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Brazilian Candy Brigadeiro Recipe

This Brazilian candy brigadeiro recipe is so easy to make that you'll want to get the kids to help. It tastes like a Tootsie Roll copycat recipe except richer!
Course Recipes
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Calories
Author Jenn

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 14- oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 dozen mini cupcake wrappers
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Shaved coconut use instead of sprinkles if you want to make a coconut brigadeiro recipe

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a pan over medium heat
  • Add condensed milk and cocoa powder. Stir for 15-20 minutes until the mixture thickens (in our case it took much less time though so keep an eye on it) Check the thickness by dragging a wooden spoon through the middle of the pan. The mixture should be separated for a moment before coming back together.
  • Once thick, spread the dough onto a small cookie sheet and set aside to cool for about 20 minutes.
  • Once the candy is cool, use a spoon to scoop small amounts of the cooled dough into your hands to form balls. Lightly butter your hands first to keep them from sticking.
  • Roll the balls in either sprinkles or coconut and set them in mini cupcake wrappers
  • Chill for 15 minutes before servingĀ 

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