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pumpkin brigadeiros with a chocolate chip on top.

Pumpkin Brigadeiros

These Pumpkin Brigadeiros are easy to make and delicious. With just a few ingredients and in simple steps you can have this super fun treat. Serve at Halloween parties, or for Thanksgiving, this is the best and easiest treat for this time of the year.

Course Dessert
Cuisine brazilian
Keyword brigadeiro, pumpkin
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 20 brigadeiros
Calories 50 kcal
Author camila


  • 1 14 oz can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk (396 grams)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter plus more for rolling

For rolling

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 20 mini chocolate chips


  1. Step 1: Mix the ingredients
  2. Place the Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk, the pumpkin puree, and the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir non-stop while the mixture comes to a gentle boil and starts to cook. Don’t stop stirring at any point or it will stick to the bottom of the pan.
  3. Step 2: Cook the brigadeiro
  4. Cook the mixture for about 15 minutes, until very thick. If you run a spatula through the bottom of the pan, the brigadeiro should take about 5 seconds to come back together. And the mixture should fall off the spatula into chunks.
  5. Step 3: Cool down
  6. Remove the brigadeiro to a plate, let it cool down, and then stick it in the fridge for at least 1 hour until completely chilled through.
  7. Step 4: Roll the brigadeiros
  8. With buttered hands, scoop a small amount of brigadeiro and roll between your palms to form a smooth ball. Then use a toothpick to make dents along the sides of the brigadeiro ball to form a pumpkin shape. Place a mini chocolate on top to be the pumpkin stem.


  1. Store the brigadeiro in the fridge for up to 15 days, in a covered container.

Recipe Notes

Sugar: I've used raw sugar to roll the brigadeiros, because it's coarser and makes the brigadeiros look cuter than regular fine granulated sugar.

Pumpkin spice: Feel free to add 1/4 tsp of pumpkin spice to the recipe along with the ingredients in the pot, or even mix some with the sugar before rolling the balls. I've made both ways and personally prefer without the spice.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Brigadeiros
Amount Per Serving (1 brigadeiro)
Calories 50
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.