Brigadeiro Recipe

Brigadeiro Recipe

My colleague introduced me to Brigadeiros and I loved it.  The Brazilian chocolate fudge balls are sweet, chocolaty and delicious. At first I thought making Brigadeiros would be difficult but the recipe is very easy and the best part is that there are a host of options that can be used for the outer layer. The fudge balls are rolled in chocolate vermicelli or sprinkles. Some of the other options for the outer layer included crushed peanuts, crushed cashew nuts, almond pieces and my favorite desiccated coconut powder.

Brigadeiro Recipe1Melt the butter and add the condensed milk

Brigadeiro Recipe2Add in the cocoa powder and mix well

Brigadeiro Recipe3Once the mixture thickens, allow it to cool down

Brigadeiro RecipeRoll the fudge balls in sprinkles or a outer layer of your choice

Brigadeiro Recipe


  • Butter: 2 tbsp
  • Condensed Milk: 400 gm/ 1 Tin
  • Cocoa Powder: 3 tbsp

For the outer layer:

  • Chocolate vermicelli / Desiccated coconut powder / Crushed peanuts / Sprinkles


  • Melt the butter in a thick wok
  • Add the condensed milk while keeping the flame at low
  • After a minute add the cocoa powder while stirring the condensed milk in the wok
  • Make sure no lumps are formed
  • Keep heating the cocoa-butter-condensed milk on low heat while continuously stirring
  • After about 10 mins of stirring the fudge will thicken
  • Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool down to room temperature
  • Roll the fudge into balls and roll it in an outer layer of your choice


  • The consistency should be such that the bottom of the pan should be seen for a few seconds before the mixture levels out


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