Highchair Travelers: Brazilian Brigadeiro

Brigadeiro featured copyThis week the Highchair Travelers set off for Brazil for some Brigadeiro! Incredibly popular in Brazil, these easy chocolate truffles are a constant at any party or festival. Simple to make and fun for kids, brigadeiro are a delicious first taste of Brazilian culture.

Brigadeiro

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2 cans (14 oz each) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)

1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

various kinds and colors of candy sprinkles, coconut, chopped nuts, etc

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, cocoa and butter. Stirring constantly, bring to a low boil. Reduce heat and cook and stir for 10-15 minutes until thick and glossy. When the candy mixture is ready, it will begin to pull away from the sides of the pan and cling together.

The mixture will thicken and become glossy, like this

The mixture will thicken and become glossy, like this

Pour mixture into buttered 13×9 pan, allow to cool completely. (You can refrigerate it to speed the cooling process.)

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Once cool, use a tablespoon or melon baller to help shape balls of candy.

IMG_8809Roll in the toppings, and place on a platter or in individual mini-cupcake papers for cuteness. Enjoy!

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Want more fun from Brazil? Check out our Highchair Travelers Pinterest page.

 

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