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| Dessert | Brazilian Cuisine

Brigadeiro is a simple Brazilian chocolate fudge candy created in the 1920s. It is named after Brazilian airman Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes. It's commonly served with soda, coffee or milk.


Warning. This does not produce anything which can hold a spherical shape. The ingredients and procedure below produce a tasty pudding/mousse. Even when cool it still flows as a liquid.


  1. In a heavy saucepan, mix the milk, cocoa and butter. Stir to dissolve the chocolate.
  2. Put over low heat and stir constantly with a wooden spoon.
  3. Continue stirring until you are able to see the bottom of the pot when you tilt the pan - the mixture should slide quickly. This should take 10-12 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a greased plate.
  5. Allow to cool.
  6. Butter your hands and roll the mixture into small balls (around 2cm in diameter) and roll them over the chocolate sprinkles.


You can substitute the cocoa powder for 100g of baking chocolate. If you want a lighter candy use powdered chocolate (such as Nestlé Quick). You can also put raisins or nuts in the center of the candy. You can decorate with powdered sugar instead, or cocoa powder.

Brazilian brigadeiros also have gourmet varieties. Some references are available in specialized houses in Brazil: Maria Brigadeiro and Brigadeiríssimo and Brigadeiro Gourmet