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Brigadeiro Chocolate truffles with cocoa powder
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Brigadeiro Recipe, 7 Variation

Work in batches if doubling or tripling the recipe for best results.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Brazillian
Diet Gluten Free
Keyword brigadeiro, Chocolate truffle with cocoa powder
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rolling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 15 small truffles
Calories 78kcal

Ingredients

Classic Brigadeiro filling

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoon cocoa powder good quality
  • 2 tablespoon butter more for greasing.
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 15 almonds roasted (optional)
  • Chocolate sprinkles can be used for all variations

Brigadeiro Variations

    Chocolate coffee Brigadeiro

    • 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
    • Cocoa powder

    White Lemon Brigadiero

    • 4 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
    • Coloured Sprinkles to roll

    Cookie Cream Brigadeiro

    • 10 Chocolate sandwich biscuits

    Cashew Brigadiero

    • 1 tablespoon cashew powder or butter
    • Crushed Cashew to roll

    Peanut Briagadeiro

    • 1 tablespoon peanut powder or butter more to roll
    • Crushed Peanuts to roll

    Pistachio Brigadiero

    • Crushed pistachio to roll

    Coconut Brigadeiro

    • 2 tablespoon coconut milk powder
    • Dried coconut flakes

    Instructions

    Classic Brigadeiro

    • Grease a heat proof plate or baking sheet.
    • In a thick-bottomed pot add condensed milk, cocoa powder, salt, and butter. Mix well. (Also add the additional flavoring ingredient if using.)
    • Cook on medium-low heat the mixture for 15 minutes with constant stirring. Cook until the mixture gets thick and leaves the sides of the pan forming a ball like soft dough. Adjust heat if the mixture is sticking to the bottom. Keep scraping the sides with a spatula.
    • Pour mixture on a greased plate and let it cool for 25 minutes.
    • When the mixture is cool enough to handle roll out a small ball and tuck an almond in it hiding it completely. Repeat to make more balls.
    • When all balls are ready, roll each ball in the desired topping or simply in the chocolate sprinkles. Brigadeiro truffles are ready to serve in bonbon cups. Store at room temperature or in the fridge for 3-4 days. These start drying after 12 hours and lose it chewy softness.

    Chocolate Coffee Brigadiero

    • In step 2 also add instant coffee powder along with the cocoa powder and follow the rest of the steps as it is. Roll in cocoa powder or chocolate sprinkles.

    White Lemon Brigadiero

    • In step 2 also add lemon juice and lemon zest instead of cocoa powder and follow the rest of the steps as it is. Roll in coloured sprinkles.

    Cookie n Cream Brigadiero

    • Separate the cream and cookies. Crushed the cookies into fine powder and reserve for rolling.
    • In step 2 also add cream from cookies along with the cocoa powder and follow the rest of the steps as it is. Roll in cookies powder or chocolate sprinkles.

    Cashew Brigadiero

    • In step 2 also add cashew powder along with the cocoa powder and follow the rest of the steps as it is. Roll in crushed cashew.

    Peanut Brigadiero

    • In step 2 also add peanut powder or butter along with the cocoa powder and follow the rest of the steps as it is. Roll in crushed peanuts.

    Pistachio Brigadiero

    • Follow the steps of classic brigadeiro as it is. Roll in crushed pistachio.

    Coconut Brigadiero

    • In step 2 also add coconut milk powder along with the cocoa powder and follow the rest of the steps as it is. Roll in dried coconut flakes. ( For white coconut bragadeiro skip the cocoa powder and use 5 tablespoons of coconut milk powder.)

    Nutrition

    Calories: 78kcal