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Brigadeiro recipe – the best Brazilian chocolate fudge

brigadeiro recipe

Brigadeiros are a classic chocolate candy from Brazil and this Brigadeiro recipe will show you how you can make theme goodies at home. The recipe is easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious. With their smooth, fudge-y texture and rich cocoa flavor, they are perfect for a little afternoon treat to satisfy the sweet tooth.

Here’s how to make chocolate Brigadeiros

This Brigadeiro recipe is a quick and easy process, and you’ll need just a few simple ingredients:

  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: The creamy base of Brigadeiros, sweetened condensed milk, is the key to their luscious texture. You can use sweetened coconut condensed milk for a plant based version, but it will have a s slightly different taste
  • Cocoa Powder: Cocoa powder adds a deep, rich chocolate flavor to these sweet treats, making them impossible to resist.
  • Margarine: Margarine contributes a velvety richness and helps to bind the mixture together. You can also used unsalted butter
  • Chocolate Sprinkles: Chocolate sprinkles provide a little crunch and hold the brigadeiros together. You can also use colorful sprinkles for a fun, festive look to the Brigadeiros.

To make Brigadeiros, start by combining the sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder, and margarine in a saucepan. Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring continuously, until it thickens and begins to pull away from the sides of the pan. Once the mixture reaches a fudgy consistency, remove it from the heat and let it cool in the fridge. Then, shape the Brigadeiros into bite-sized balls and roll them in sprinkles for that final touch.

Still deciding? You might also like some of our other treats like these 2-ingredient truffles, Bounty balls or Reeses cups.

Brigadeiros are more than just chocolate candies; they are a taste of Brazilian tradition and a symbol of joy. This recipe is a reminder that the simplest pleasures in life are often the best. So, enjoy every bite of these fudge-y chocolate treats, we hope you love them!

Brigadeiro recipe

Prep Time12 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: Brazialian fudge, Brazilian brigadeiro, Brazilian chocolate, Brigadeiro, Brigadeiro recipe, Chocolate brigadeiro
Servings: 15 pieces


  • 40 g unsweetened cocoa powder (⅓ cup)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
  • 2 tbsp margarine (plus more to grease the plate and hands)
  • chocolate sprinkles


  • Prepare the fudge: In a saucepan, combined cocoa powder, margarine and condensed milk. Mix well over low heat until you can run a spatula through the middle and the gap only slowly closes
  • Let it cool: Grease a plate so the fudge doesn't stick, then spread the chocolate fudge to let it cool. The cooler it is, the easier it is to shape the balls so we recommend leaving it in the fridge for a while.
  • Roll and sprinkle: Slightly grease your hands, then scoop about 1 tsp of chocolate fudge in your hands and roll it into a balls. Coat with sprinkles and enjoy!

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Made with love by Katja & Youssef | 2023