Hello friends! I’m here today to show you how to make this super easy Dulce de Leche Fudge, which I am also calling Churros Truffles, because I coated the treats in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon.
If you ever heard about a Brazilian treat called brigadeiro, you will immediately know what this Dulce de Leche Fudge is all about.
It’s basically a condensed milk fudge treat that’s really popular in Brazil, served at every single birthday party.
The most traditional flavors are chocolate and coconut. However, it’s such a beloved treat in Brazil that now they are made in hundreds of different flavors. And they even have specialty shops that specialize in selling exclusively brigadeiros.
Anyway, like I said, this Dulce de Leche Fudge is super easy to make. All you need is 3 ingredients for the fudge itself:
- Condensed milk
- Dulce de Leche
And for coating the treats, I used a mixture of crystal sugar and cinnamon. You can use sprinkles, shredded coconut, finely chopped nuts. The list is really endless. They are very versatile.
I mean just look at that amazing texture! It’s hard not to eat the whole thing with a spoon before even rolling the fudge balls into beautiful truffles!
And that’s what we often do in Brazil. My sister and I used to make condensed milk fudge (usually chocolate or coconut), and just eat it with a spoon right out of the pan, watching Harry Potter on a Friday night!
About the dulce de leche for the truffles, you can make your own, or use store-bought.
To make your own dulce de leche is extremely easy.
In this Chocotorta post, I show you how to make dulce de leche in the oven. and in this Dulce de Leche Chocolate Cake, I explain all methods on how to make Dulce de Leche on the blog post, but go into details on how to make it using a pressure cooker.
Also, in the Dulce de Leche Chocolate Cake, you will notice I topped the cake with these Dulce de Leche Fudge Truffles.
And of course, you can always purchase dulce de leche at the store. Here are a couple of great brands I love.
Ps. My very favorite from these brands is Havanna! But my very favorite still is to make it out of a can of condensed milk, since the only ingredients will be milk and sugar, no additives.
Another great thing about this Dulce de Leche Fudge is that you can make it way ahead for a birthday party, or special celebration, and freeze it for up to 2 months, already assembled and everything.
This is the container I use to freeze my fudge truffles.
In the fridge, they will keep for about 15 days, but to keep them fresh, I recommend freezing if you are gonna go that long.
If you love this Dulce de Leche Fudge recipe, make sure to check out some of my other condensed milk fudge recipes:
And if you love Dulce de Leche, check out these recipes:
- Dulce de Leche Cake
- Dulce de Leche Cookies
- Dulce de Leche Bars
- Dulce de Leche Chocolate Cake
- Dulce de Leche Snickerdoodles
- Dulce de Leche Donuts
- Dulce de Leche Chocolate Cheesecake Pie
I hope you loved today’s recipe, and I will leave you with a scrumptious picture of a bite of this amazing Dulce de Leche Fudge.
Have a happy day. And if you make this recipe tag me on instagram! Thank you for reading!
Dulce de Leche Fudge (Churros Truffles)
Dulce de Leche Fudge, only 3 ingredients for the fudge. Super easy to make and absolutely delicious! Coated in sugar and cinnamon, which is why I called them Churros Truffles. You'll be making them over and over.
Dulce de Leche Fudge
- 1 can condensed milk 14 oz.
- 1/2 cup dulce de leche
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup crystal sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
Dulce de Leche Fudge
- Mix all ingredients: condensed milk, 1/2 cup dulce de leche, and butter in a saucepan.
- Over medium heat, stir mixture without stopping, while you bring it to a boil.
- Once mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium low.
- Keep stirring non stop while it cooks.
- Don’t stop stirring the mixture, or the fudge will stick to the bottom of the pan.
- You should cook it for about 15 minutes.
- To test if the fudge is ready, simply tilt the pan and if the mixture comes off from the bottom of the pan, you’re good to go. Mixture will look shiny and firm. If you run a spatula on the bottom of the pan, fudge will take about 5 seconds to come together again. You are looking for a very thick stage.
- Remove fudge to a buttered plate. Let it cool down until it gets to room temperature and then stick it in the fridge.
- Let it sit in the fridge for an hour or so until it’s cool.
- Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
- With buttered hands, scoop a small amount of fudge and roll between your palms to form a smooth ball. Coat the ball in the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Put in small baking cups (I used 1 inch ones).
- Do this until you’re done with all the fudge. You’ll obtain around 20 balls depending on how big you make them.
- Store the Dulce de Leche Fudge in the fridge for up to 15 days.
- You can also store it in the freezer for up to 2 months, make sure it’s well packaged. To thaw it, simply place it in the fridge a couple hours before serving.
*You can also roll the balls in sprinkles, shredded coconut, chopped nuts.
**If you want to make this to fill the inside of a cake or cupcakes, you can cook slightly less, and don’t place it in the fridge before filling the cake or might become too hard to spread. Let it come to room temperature and then spread it on the cake.