Recipe for Brigadeiro & Moranguinho - 2 variations of Brazilian truffles

Brigadeiro is a typical Brazilian sweet served in parties and most occasions.

It was first made for the campaign of brigadier Eduardo Gomes around 1945, a Brazilian politician who became very popular, yet lost the election. People however greatly admired him and the Brigadeiro was named in his honour.

Ingredients for Brigadeiro (makes +- 20 truffles):

1 can condensed milk
7 tbsp chocolate powder
1 tbsp unsalted butter
Chocolate sprinkles

Ingredients for Moranguinho (makes +- 20 truffles):

1 can condensed milk
7 tbsp strawberry nesquik
1 tbsp unsalted butter
Any kind of pink sprinkles or the nesquik itself


In both cases the process is the same:

In a saucepan add the butter, the powder, and the condensed milk. Put your burner in low heat, and keep mixing with a wooden spoon until everything is combined.

Once combined, it will start to thicken, keep stirring until the mixture stops sticking on the bottom of the pan, and when you pull it up it is a thick gooey texture.

Switch the stove off and let the mixture cool down to touch warmth.

Once it is cooled, put the sprinkles in a plate, butter lightly your hands, and grab some of the mixture from the pan. The butter will prevent the brigadeiro mixture from sticking to your hands.

 Make little bite size balls and put it in the sprinkles plate.
After you have rolled all balls and put them in your plate, it is time to roll the balls in the sprinkles to decorate them all around.

Put them on a clean plate and leave them to set in the fridge for 1 hour.
You can eat them warm still but it will finish hardening in the fridge, so you can eat it more comfortably.


I hope you have enjoyed this easy recipe.
Have you ever eaten these before?
Would you try them?
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