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Brigadeiros, Chocolate Truffles [Brazil]


These truffles are what dreams are made of. Seriously, these barely lasted an hour in my house.

Chocolate Caramel Truffles from Brazil (Brigadeiros)

Welcome to the party, Brigadeiros, you delicious little truffles of goodness.

Lemme tell you about these truffles. They are bite-sized chocolate treats with a caramel taste and consistency. Oh yea, these are like having the entire carnival in your mouth.

Brigadeiros Brazilian Chocolate Truffles

I have a confession: The first time I made these I turned them into something that resembled a tar pit. They were sticky, runny, and very, very, messy. Thank goodness the girls at my Bunco club didn’t mind and ate them up, almost eating the paper along with it. And yes, I play Bunco with my neighbors once a week. I may be the youngest, but that didn’t stop me from winning $10 last week with my mini bunco win!

Anyways, back to these truffles.

Chocolate Truffles

To make sure they have the perfect consistency, make sure you cook them at least ten minutes on low. I was afraid I was going to burn my chocolate so I took it off the heat way too early. Don’t make the same mistake I did!

One of the things I love about these truffles is that there are only 4 ingredients! Make sure you use condensed milk and not evaporated milk. They aren’t the same and your truffles will be no bueno!

Condensed Milk

Did you know that dulce de leche is made from sweetened condensed milk? Yep, that’s what gives these truffles that caramel flavor and gooey texture.

And why not add a little bit more South American cuisine to your day? Try my chimichurri sauce to serve atop of your steak, chicken, or even shrimp.

5 from 2 votes
Brigadeiros Brazilian Chocolate Truffles
Brigadeiros (Brazilian Chocolate Truffles)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Rich chocolate truffles covered in chocolate sprinkles. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Brazilian
Servings: 10
Author: Lyndsay Burginger
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder sifted
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup chocolate sprinkles
  1. In medium saucepan combine sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder, and butter. Stir and bring to a boil. Let boil 30 seconds. Reduce to low and let simmer 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Once very thick, take off heat and transfer to a greased bowl. Place in fridge to cool, about 1 hour. 

  2. Once the chocolate mixture has cooled, pour the sprinkles into a dish. Use a small tablespoon and measure out the mixture and roll into balls in the palms of your hands. Coat with sprinkles and place on a plate or in individual candy wrappers. Serve.

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Chocolate Caramel Truffles from Brazil (Brigadeiros)


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  • Andrea
    May 2, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    I saw the word “brigadeiros” and immediately jumped out of excitement! I love brigadeiros! (And Brazil, lol). Thank you so much for sharing the recipe for this traditional and mouthwatering Brazilian dessert! 🙂

    • Lyndsay Burginger
      May 2, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      Yay!! It’s one of my favorites!

  • Jess
    May 2, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    I love such a simple truffle recipe! They look fabulous as well!!

    • Lyndsay Burginger
      May 2, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      It’s so easy!

  • Brittany Comeaux
    May 2, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Girl! I love bunco! I wish I could find a group of women my age that play here. I have to randomly sit in with my mom’s group of 60 somethings if I want to play. lol.

    This recipe looks so delicious though! I’m going to pin it for when I’m feeling like I need a sweet treat!

    • Lyndsay Burginger
      May 3, 2017 at 8:52 am

      Omg Brittany I feel you! I’m the youngest by 25 years!

  • Amanda (Daphnie's Mom)
    May 3, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Yum! Those look so delicious!

  • Julie Hoag
    May 3, 2017 at 11:08 am

    These look so delicious! I love chocolate anything! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe! @juliehoagwriter

    • Lyndsay Burginger
      May 3, 2017 at 11:09 am

      Thanks Julie!

  • hanna
    May 3, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Sooooo can you send some of these over to me? Thanks!

    • Lyndsay Burginger
      May 3, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      In the mail! 😉