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Brigadeiro Recipe coated in sprinkles

Brigadeiro Recipe

Brigadeiros are a staple Brazilian dessert. Made of only 3 ingredients (plus sprinkles), they are super easy to make, fudgy, and absolutely addicting!
Course Dessert
Cuisine brazilian
Keyword brigadeiro, chocolate, fudge
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 20 brigadeiros
Calories 80 kcal
Author camila


  • 1-14 oz. can Magnolia Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips*
  • 1 tbsp butter plus more for rolling
  • 1/3 cup sprinkles


  1. Place the Magnolia Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk, chocolate chips, and 1 tbsp butter in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring non-stop. Cook the mixture for about 10 minutes, until it’s thick and you can see the bottom of the pan. If you run the spoon through the middle of the pan, it should take about 5 seconds for the mixture come back together. The longer you cook, the thicker it will be.
  3. Pour onto a small bowl. Place it in the fridge until completely cool.
  4. Use a spoon to scoop small amounts of brigadeiro, and roll into a ball between lightly buttered hands.
  5. Coat into sprinkles and place in a small paper cup.


  1. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Recipe Notes

*You can use 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder instead of the chocolate chips.

*Coat the brigadeiros in sprinkles, or in crystal sugar, shredded coconut, chopped nuts.

*You can also pour the brigadeiro into small shooter cups and serve like that instead of rolling.

Nutrition Facts
Brigadeiro Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 brigadeiro)
Calories 80
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.