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Few ingredients, lots of taste: all you need for our Brigadeiros recipe is butter, cocoa, sweetened condensed milk and chocolate sprinkles. And with our praline special you can nibble your way through the whole world of delicious little balls.

  • 400g condensed milk, sweetened

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 100g chocolate sprinkles


Praline cases

  1. Heat the condensed milk and butter in a saucepan and stir together. Add cocoa powder and whisk well. Bring gently to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat and stir for about 15 minutes, until the mixture can be removed from the bottom of the pan.

  2. Let the mixture cool down briefly. Scatter the chocolate sprinkles on a deep plate.

  3. Grease your hands with butter, shape the mixture into small balls and roll them in the chocolate sprinkles. Place in praline molds and leave to cool in the fridge until ready to be eaten.

Nutritional values

Reference amount for an average adult according to LMIV (8,400 kJ / 2,000 kcal)

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  • Calories

  • carbohydrates

  • fat

  • protein

Brigadeiros recipe: snacking in Brazilian

You can hardly use fewer ingredients to achieve such a heavenly taste experience as with our Brigadeiros recipe: condensed milk, butter, cocoa powder and chocolate sprinkles - the Brazilian delicacy is ready. All you need is a little patience when stirring the mass for the Brazilian praline and a little skill when shaping the small balls by hand - that's all. Arranged in small paper cases, the pralines look particularly pretty. The Brigadeiros recipe is one of the Brazilian specialties, in the South American country the chocolate confectionery has been eaten since the 1940s. In the meantime, you could be lucky on vacation in Portugal and get Brazilian brigadeiros there! Another Latin American dessert for which you hardly need any ingredients and only need a little patience when stirring is dulce de leche: This specialty is made from cream, milk and sugar.

Acquired a taste? You can prepare another delicious Brazilian sweet with our Bolo de Rolo recipe!

Chocolates and confectionery: give yourself the ball!

If the exterior of the brigadeiros reminds you of rum balls - we can also serve you with a recipe! This is not much more complex than the Brigadeiros recipe, for the preparation butter cake leftovers are processed in a saucepan together with cocoa, almonds, melted dark chocolate and of course rum. Then roll in chocolate sprinkles and chill in the refrigerator - done. Another classic from the confectionery and praline heaven: Our recipe for nougat pralines, which you can prepare either with butter flakes and almond brittle or - if you want it to be particularly spectacular - with orange blossoms and gold dust. We'll reveal even more ideas for recipes and everything about how you can make pralines yourself in our enjoyment topics!