Brigadeiros (Brazilian Sweets)


  1. 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  2. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  3. 1 tablespoons heavy cream
  4. 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  5. 2 oz. good quality milk chocolate, finely chopped
  6. 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  7. ½ cup crushed nuts
  8. ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Combine milk, butter, heavy cream, and corn syrup in saucepan and bring to a gentle boil over medium heat. When mixture begins to bubble add chocolate and 1 teaspoon cocoa powder. Whisk vigorously.

Reduce heat to low. Cook for 8-10 minutes whisking continuously until a dense fudgy batter forms.

Pour mixture into a bowl and let cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Scoop mixture by the teaspoonful, shape into balls and roll in the ½ cup crushed nuts or the ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder.