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Brazil is a large country and the cuisine varies from state to state. Brigadeiro however, is a type of chocolate bon-bon very popular from north to south and from east to west. All Brazilians love it and I think most people would too. There are many variations to the recipe, this is the original one.
- 2 cans of condensed milk
- 2 tablespoon of unsalted butter
- 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- Chocolate sprinkles or crushed nuts to roll sweets
- Packet of very small paper cases
- Put first three ingredients in a thick saucepan (Teflon and non-stick saucepans are not suitable).
- Bring to the boil and then lower the heat stirring constantly for 15 to 20 minutes. Yes it is a long time but it is worth it!
- When the mixture thickens and starts to loosen from the bottom of the pan it is ready.
- Turn off the heat and keep stirring for another minute.
- Pour mixture in a greased glass container and allow to cool down completely, about 45 minutes to an hour.
- When cool, grease your hands with butter and roll 1 teaspoon at a atime of mixture into small balls.
- Roll the balls in chocolate sprinkle and place in paper cases.
- Serve and enjoy.
Caution: Residents should not be involved in the cooking of this recipe for safety reasons. They may be able to assist rolling out the sweets at the end. If you are unsure how to do it, go to YouTube and search for "How to make brigadeiro". Some people learn better by seeing rather than by following instructions.