Recipe courtesy of Mariana Vieira

Traditional and Pink Brigadeiros

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 30 servings of each
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Ingredients

Traditional Brigadeiros: 

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1/2 ounce dark chocolate

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Melted butter or butter spray, for greasing hands

1/2 cup chocolate sprinkles

Pink Brigadeiros:

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus more for greasing hands

1 tablespoon cherry gelatin

1 egg yolk

Melted butter or butter spray, for greasing hands

1/4 cup crystallized sugar

Directions

  1. For the traditional brigadeiros: Combine the sweetened condensed milk, chocolate, cocoa powder and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir vigorously until you see heavy bubbles in the mixture, about 10 minutes. Transfer the batch to a porcelain plate and refrigerate for 1 hour or until it is completely cool. When cooled, butter your hands with the butter spray and using a tablespoon grab small amounts of the mixture and mold it into 1-inch balls. Roll each one in sprinkles and place in mini paper candy cups. Keep refrigerated for 30 minutes before serving.
  2. For the pink brigadeiros: Combine the milk, butter, gelatin and egg yolk in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir vigorously until you see heavy bubbles in the mixture, about 10 minutes. Transfer the batch to a porcelain plate and refrigerate for 1 hour or until it is completely cool. When cooled, butter your hands with butter spray and using a tablespoon grab small amounts of the mixture and mold it into 1-inch balls. Roll in crystallized sugar and place in mini paper candy cups. Keep refrigerated for 30 minutes before serving.