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Culinary – Brigadeiros

Yum! I’ll be the first to admit that the term “brigadeiro” is new to me, but it being chocolate AND able to be rolled in just about any topping, I’d say it’s a hit with me already. These would be great for a shower or even a wedding favor. This recipe was submitted by Megan from 12:33 Photography, and here is what she had to say along with her recipe.

WHEN clients come to my studio, I always try to have something special. Whether it’s lemon sugar cookies, lavender shortbread squares or these brigadeiros, a nice drink and something homemade is the southern lady coming out in me.

This recipe is simple to make! The hardest part was not “testing” the chocolate as it cooled. I must say, on recipes like this, I always use the best ingredients. I had some Askinosie Cocoa Powder (oh, so good!) I used instead of the Dutch cocoa powder recommended. Seek out good cocoa powder! I also rolled each ball in coconut. Not for any reason except we love coconut!

Next time, I’m thinking of making this recipe a little southern with chopped pecans. Some walnuts would also be nice. Once my mint plant gets a little bigger, I’ll try finely chopping a few leaves and mixing them in right before I remove the chocolate mixture from the stove. There are so many ways to make this recipe something special with minimal effort!

I tripled the recipe and tossed the balls in the freezer for serving at a later time.

Brigadiero Recipe as seen on Hill City Bride



  • 3 tablespoons dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Topping Options

  • chocolate sprinkles
  • shredded coconut
  • crushed Oreo’s
  • rainbow sprinkles
  • pecans or walnuts


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine cocoa powder, butter and condensed milk.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. The consistency should be thick after cooking. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the mixture rest until cool enough to touch.
  3. Scoop the mixture into small balls, about 3/4 inch in diameter, and roll in the topping of your preference. Chill before serving.


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