4-Ingredient Chocolate Brigadeiro Recipe Is Heaven In 15 Minutes by Donna John

4-Ingredient Chocolate Brigadeiro Recipe Is Heaven In 15 Minutes

A brigadeiro is a bite-size Brazilian ball of chocolate goodness that’s served at almost all celebrations in Brazil. With only four ingredients, this truffle-like treat is super simple to make and is right at home on your Christmas cookie tray and holiday dessert table. 

This chocolate candy recipe is beyond easy to make and requires just four ingredients. Four! Here is your short shopping list: sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder, butter and chocolate sprinkles. The gluten-free candy cooks up in a saucepot and is ready in about 15 minutes. 

Serve these low-sodium chocolate truffle-like candies for dessert or as a sweet snack. This easy brigaderio recipe makes a great gift for friends and family. Who wouldn't love a box of chocolate brigadeiro? Yum! 

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Cuisine: Brazilian 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 18 depending (varies depending on size)


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Recipe Notes

  • Store the brigadeiro in an airtight container.
  • Buy the big tub of chocolate sprinkles, especially if you are doubling the recipe. You want to fully cover the balls in the sprinkles.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Combine the sweetened condensed milk, cocoa and butter in a saucepan. Over medium-low heat, cook until the mixture thickens and is firm enough to stay together and not spread when stirred.
  2. Pour the batter onto a lightly buttered cookie sheet and allow it to cool to room temperature (or pop it into the fridge for a few minutes).
  3. Butter your hands and roll it into 1- to 1 1/2-inch balls. Roll the balls in the chocolate sprinkles.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 65

Total Fat: 3.3g

Saturated Fat: 2g

Cholesterol: 4mg

Sodium: 10mg

Total Carbohydrate: 13.4g

Dietary Fiber: 5g

Total Sugars: 4.5g

Protein: 3.5g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 34mg

Iron: 3mg

Potassium: 439mg

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Christine Jones
This looks like pure deliciousness! Thanks Donna John! making this 2night!
Donna John
The secret is getting the batter thick enough so it forms a ball. Let me know how yours turn out, Chrissy Jones!
Elisa Schmitz
OMG, this sounds too good to be true! Dieter Schmitz's favorite food group is chocolate. Maybe I'll surprise him, shhh! Thanks for sharing!!
Donna John
Don't forget to make a Caipirinha to go with them, @elisa. Heaven! Oh, the things we'll do for the Olympics. Lol
Jan Mostrom
Oh my goodness Donna John what a yummy treat to try! They look absolutely amazing!
Dieter Schmitz
Elisa All 30SecondMom Donna John Jan Mostrom YUMMY! Chocolate is so my favorite food group!!
Elisa Schmitz
I knew you would say that, Dieter Schmitz! I think these, paired with Donna John's caipirinhas, will make a fine dinner tomorrow night! #staycationfood Chrissy Jones Jan Mostrom
Donna John
I'm making them tomorrow, too, to keep in the Olympic spirit. Taking one for the team. :-)
Donna John
This are addictive. Made them today with my grandson, now plan on making more to take to my hubby's birthday dinner at his parent's house Saturday night. Going to make a coconut version I found, too. Stay tuned for the verdict on that one...
Donna John
Love this recipe so much! I gave them as Christmas presents last year. Addictive and so easy!
Donna John
I've been craving these, so I think they're on the menu this week. If you haven't tried them, please do! You will not regret it.
Julie Rose
So easy and so delicious!
Catherine Zebarth | Cathy Zebarth
My kids love chocolate dishes. Thanks for sharing
Mike Prochaska
Omg These are one of my favorite brazillian foods. I made them this last weekend thanks for showing me how.
Donna John
So glad you liked them! One of my favorite recipes. Mike Prochaska
Hi Donna John!
I was wondering if it would be possible for you to list the total # made for the recipe? I've noticed the lack of # of servings seems to occur frequently - but for those of us wishing to plan multiple treat trays (or meal share)...it's a bit of a problem, especially if buying ingredients for a specific recipe.
Thanks so much, and best wishes to you and yours during this holiday season - from Alberta, Canada 🇨🇦 🎄☃️
Donna John
terrymovold , thanks for asking! I usually get about 18 from one recipe, but that would depend on how big you roll them. Merry Christmas!

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