About this recipe: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.
300ml sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
3 tablespoons drinking chocolate mix
chocolate sprinkles, ground nuts or icing sugar (optional)
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Method Prep:30min › Cook:30min › Ready in:1hr
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.
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.