Brigadeiros (breegadarros) are Brazillian sweets, similar to truffles. They are easy to make and children and adults alike love them.


2 small cans of sweetened condensed milk

4 Tbsp bitter chocolate, grated

2 Tbsp of butter, plus butter to coat a plate/platter

½ cup milk

¼ tsp vanilla

Several jars of little chocolate bits/granules, the kind that you use to decorate cookies

2 Tbsp or more butter as needed to coat a plate or platter (see below)


Place the sweetened condensed milk, the bitter chocolate, butter, and the milk in a small saucepan and heat over a low fire while constantly mixing the ingredients with a wooden spoon. When the mixture begins to fall from the sides of the pan, remove from the fire. Add the vanilla. Mix.


Place the mixture in a plate/platter coated with butter. Form small balls of the chocolate mixture with you hands and pass then in the chocolate granules. Place in paper/aluminum candy forms.


Darline Braz

Ludlow, VT