1 hour

    This is recipe is for the Brazilian version of fudge. It’s named after a famous general and was created in the 1920s when imported sweets were unavailable. Brigadeiro is one of the most popular things to serve for children's parties.

    5 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 300ml sweetened condensed milk
    • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
    • 3 tablespoons drinking chocolate mix
    • chocolate sprinkles, ground nuts or icing sugar (optional)

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Over medium-low heat, melt together milk, butter and chocolate powder, stirring vigourously. Cook until mixture thickens enough to pull away from pan bottom during stirring. Pour into parchment-lined (20cm) square tin and let cool to room temperature.
    2. Take small amounts of the mixture with a teaspoon or melon-baller and, with greased hands, make (2.5 cm) balls. Roll the balls in chocolate sprinkles, ground nuts or icing sugar, if using.


    To test mixture firmness before rolling, take a small sample and dip it in a glass with cold water. If cooked enough, this sample should hold its shape after cooling down in the water.

    Secrets to fudge success

    Read our Making perfect fudge article to learn a few secret tips and tricks to making perfect fudge every time.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (1)


    This was really nice, and easy to make. I didn't bother rolling it, just chilled and cut into squares.  -  22 Dec 2013