Smooth, creamy and fudgy these Brazilian Brigadeiros are the ultimate chocolate treat. Traditionally rolled in chocolate sprinkles this cheerful holiday version is coated with golden chocolate sprinkles, perfect for your holiday table!
Brigadeiros can be rolled in a variety of topping such as coconut flakes, rainbow sprinkles and cocoa powder depending on your taste and the occasion like these Bird’s Nest Brigadeiros with jelly beans that are perfect for all spring festivities!
This post has been sponsored by Yankee Candle but all opinions stated are my own.
The holidays are all about traditions and the memories and stories told throughout time. There is indeed great value in traditions, in reliving those moments and adding new ones to the mix. We live for it and wait all year round to do it again!
But perhaps the best part about traditions and how we each celebrate the season, is in the way we mingle, adapt and adopt, change and evolve throughout time.
Twenty short years ago I left my home country of Brazil and started life in Massachusetts, a place where I now call home. As I experienced the seasons and holidays, everything so new and different, I found myself in this uniquely strange place of loss and and gain, of sadness and contentment, excitement and grief. With time, I was able to incorporate the best of both worlds, and my unique holiday celebration began.
At my house there is almost always a plate of Brazilian Brigadeiro and the winters are so much cozier with a giant mug of Brazilian Hot Cocoa!
On the other hand I was happy to replace our yearly Christmas “palm tree” for a real tall and festive Christmas tree!
My favorites are the balsam fir, fraser fir or Douglas fir. Trees.
The balsam fir tree has flat needle-like dark green leaves with hints of shimmery silver. This evergreen tree not only looks good, but smells good too, giving off that spicy Christmas scent which makes it an even more popular Christmas tree choice.
The Fraser fir tree is known for its pleasant scent, the yellow green branches of the fraser fir feature a cone shape with branches that angle slightly upward. The branches of the fraser fir are extra sturdy and perfect to hang heavy ornaments, garland and many holiday decor.
A Douglas fir tree displays a full pyramid shape with blue or dark green leaves that have one of the richest scents of all the Christmas trees. The leaves of this evergreen are flat, soft and tend to grow in bunches. Fun fact; the douglas fir makes up nearly half of all Christmas trees grown in the United States.
At our home, while we welcome new traditions, that festive and classic fresh-cut Christmas tree scent is uncompromising! Which is why I love the new Yankee candle Tree Farm Festival from the new Holiday Countdown Collection! This fragrance is both cheerful and exciting, and it’s the perfect mood setter for the holidays!
Visit here to learn more and shop the new Yankee Candle new Holiday Countdown Collection!
what is brigadeiro?
Brigadeiro is a sweet and creamy chocolaty traditional Brazilian dessert made with condensed milk, chocolate and butter. Brigadeiro candy is served at all kinds of Brazilian birthday parties, pot lucks, weddings and formal and informal dinners, graduation, christening and more.
Brazilian rave about this chocolate treat that is coated with sprinkles, and I think you will too!
what is brigadeiro made of?
Brigadeiros are made of three simple ingredients; condensed milk, chocolate powder and butter. Once the truffle chocolates are set, they are then rolled in sprinkles
how to make Brazilian brigadeiros?
- in a small saucepan add 1 can of sweet condensed milk
- add in chocolate powder and butter
- whisk or stir with spatula consistently over medium-low heat for 5-7 minutes or until chocolate is creamy and easily detaches from pan
- pour creamy chocolate on to a greased plate and refrigerate uncovered for at least 30 minutes to cool
- grease the palm of your hands with butter or oil
- roll about a 1/2 tbsp size of chocolate on to the palm of your hands to form a ball
- roll chocolate ball in sprinkles to cover
- refrigerate to set
how to store brigadeiros
Your delicious Brazilian brigadeiros can be kept on your kitchen counter for a couple days. Alternatively you can refrigerate to enjoy it for a few weeks or during the summer months, to keep it from getting too sticky.
Brigadeiros can be frozen for up to 3 months.
more chocolate treats to try:
Holiday Brazilian Brigadeiro
- 14 oz sweet condensed milk
- 3 tbsp chocolate powder
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 6 oz golden sprinkles
- In a small saucepan add the sweet condensed milk, chocolate powder and butter. Whisk or stir with spatula consistently over medium-low heat for 5-7 minutes or until chocolate is creamy and easily detaches from pan when angled
- Pour creamy chocolate on to a greased plate and refrigerate uncovered for at least 30 minutes to cool
- Grease the palm of your hands with butter or oil. Roll about a 1/2 tbsp size of chocolate on to the palm of your hands to form a ball, then roll chocolate ball in sprinkles
- Refrigerate brigadeiros to set. Can be stored at room temperature for a couple days, in the refrigerator for a few weeks or frozen for up to 3 months.