Brigadeiros (Brazilian Fudge Balls)

You can find many versions of brigadeiros, but chocolate is the traditional flavor for these dense, chewy fudge balls rolled in sprinkles, a treasured treat in Brazil.

Brigadeiros (Brazilian Fudge Balls) Brigadeiros (Brazilian Fudge Balls)
You can find many versions of brigadieros, but chocolate is the traditional flavor for these dense, chewy fudge balls rolled in sprinkles, a treasured treat in Brazil.
Yield: makes ABOUT 2 DOZEN

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 3 oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 cup chocolate sprinkles
  • 2 (14-oz.) cans sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  1. Bring butter, cream, and milk to a boil in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium heat. Add chocolate and cocoa powder, and reduce heat to low; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is the consistency of dense, fudgy batter, about 16 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; let cool. Chill until set, at least 4 hours.
  2. Using a tablespoon, portion out fudge and roll into balls. Roll each ball in chocolate sprinkles until evenly coated. Chill until ready to serve.