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Party Food | Brazilian Brigadeiro Truffles Recipe

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Party Food | Chocolate Brazilian Brigadeiro Truffles Recipe - BirdsParty.com

Truffles are synonymous with Christmas for me. They are super yummy and the perfect Holiday party sweet treat or homemade gift to make, to give and to EAT!

And these Brazilian Truffles (Brigadeiro)  are the creme de la creme of the truffle world!

Party Food | Chocolate Brazilian Brigadeiro Truffles Recipe - BirdsParty.com

Chocolate Brigadeiro is probably Brazil's most popular sweet treat (and my all time fav sweets!) and no self-respecting party over there (birthday, weddings, baby shower...) is EVER complete without these delicious bite-size morsels!

Party Food | Chocolate Brazilian Brigadeiro Truffles Recipe - BirdsParty.com

So this year, I'm making a batch (or three...) of chocolate truffle with a twist, to give to friends and family as take-home treats.

And I'm making a batch (or three...) for me.
Because I'm worth it ;)

So here's my go-to recipe for Brazilian Brigadeiro passed down from generations of chocoholics.

Party Food | Chocolate Brazilian Brigadeiro Truffles Recipe - BirdsParty.com

Party Food: Brazilian Chocolate Brigadeiro Truffles Recipe

Makes between 15-18 truffles

Ingredients:

* 100 g of (3.5 oz) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels - Grab yourself a coupon for these here (limited numbers, so hurry!)
* 413 g (14.5 oz) can of sweet condensed milk 
* 1 tablespoon of butter + extra for rolling
* Sprinkles of choice: chopped nuts, vermicelli, desiccated coconut, cocoa powder

Materials needed:

* Non stick pan
* Stiff spatula
* Grease-proof paper

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Directions:

1) Place condensed milk, NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels and butter into a non-stick pan over a medium heat until melted.

Party Food | Chocolate Brazilian Brigadeiro Truffles Recipe - BirdsParty.com

2) Continue stirring with your spatula, constantly cleaning up the sides of the bowl for about 15-20 minutes over a medium to low heat. This process takes a while, and you must keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn.

Party Food | Chocolate Brazilian Brigadeiro Truffles Recipe - BirdsParty.com

3) The truffle mixture will begin to bubble and get thicker, keep stirring until you reach the "rolling" stage - to know when the truffle is ready; tilt the pan carefully to one side. The truffle mixture should do a little forward roll on itself, leaving the bottom of the pan quite clean as you can see in the photo above.

4) Place mixture into a clean bowl immediately, and cover with plastic wrap. Leave to cool at room temperature of in the fridge until cool enough to handle (about 30 minutes).

5) When ready to roll your truffles, apply some butter to your hands and make little balls of about 2 cm (1 inch) in diameter, then toss them into the sprinkles of choice to coat. At this stage you could also dip each truffle into melted chocolate made with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels.

Party Food | Chocolate Brazilian Brigadeiro Truffles Recipe - BirdsParty.com

6) Place the coated brigadeiro into small baking cups, then package them beautifully to make someone's day! :)

Party Food | Chocolate Brazilian Brigadeiro Truffles Recipe - BirdsParty.com

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Styling, recipe and photos: Bird
Chocolate Morsels: NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels.
Gift Packaging: BirdsParty.com

Party Food | Chocolate Brazilian Brigadeiro Truffles Recipe - BirdsParty.com

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Nestlé but all recipes and opinions are my own.

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4 comments

  1. Hello,

    I´m from Brazil, and the original recipe is with power chocolate. You can use too power cocoa or a blend with 50%cocoa powder.

    Another famous party "docinho" (like us said here) is "BEIJINHO" (LITTLE KISS). Try change the chocolate for dried coconut.

    The most classical home parties in Brazil have Brigadeiro and Beijinho.

    Best Regards,
    Marcela

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  2. Hi Marcella, you forgot the cajuzinho ;) I'm from Rio and I used to use the powdered chocolate, until my grandma taught me this recipe. When you try the real chocolate morsels, you'll never go back! It gives a nicer, smoother texture that I love and it won't be as sticky in the pan (with powder I find it tend to burn easily) and give a true chocolate flavor. Let me know if you try it and what you think? Wondering if beijinho would work with white chocolate? have you tried it?

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  3. These look divine Bird! Can't wait to make some!

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    1. Do it, Kim! You'll LOVE them and the kids too :)

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