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In the Wild Kitchen: Brigadeiros from Brazil

In the Wild Kitchen: Brigadeiros from Brazil
The Simoes family with Anne Kutay in Edmonds

It's February and we've got Carnival on the mind here at Wildland so it's only fitting for us to share a recipe for one of Brazil's most beloved treats. Brigadeiros are as loved in Brazil as chocolate chip cookies are here in the States. Just a few weeks ago our head guide and his family were in Seattle for a visit (and some skiing :) and shared their family recipe for brigadeiros with us. In the spirit of Carnival and all things sugar, we thought we'd share the love!

Traditionally, brigadeiros are a simple mixture of condensed milk, sweetened cocoa powder, and butter. They're cooked to a fudge state then formed into little balls and rolled in chocolate sprinkles. Easy, quick, and delicious! 

3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
Chocolate sprinkles/almonds/cocoa powder (for dusting)

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine cocoa, butter and condensed milk. Cook, stirring until thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let rest until cool enough to handle. Form into small balls. Roll the balls in anything you like - flaked almonds, cocoa powder and chocolate sprinkles. Eat immediately for gooey satisfaction or put them in the fridge for an hour after which they'll hold their shape better (brigadeiros should last up to a week in a sealed container – if you don't eat them all before then!)


Luciana and Anne team up to make a big batch of brigadeiros

Ready to try some brigadeiros from the source? Check out our Brazil Trips!

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