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Brigadeiro

  • Servings:

    Serves 12 (24 candies) as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    20 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    12 minutes

Ingredients

These impossible-to-resist fudge-like treats are a staple at Brazilian birthday parties. They're very easy - and fun - to make, albeit sticky. You'll need mini cupcake liners to hold the candies. Kids especially like rolling the candies in different toppings.
1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon Salted butter
1/4 cup Chocolate sauce
1-2 Tbsp. vegetable oil or butter for greasing fingers
Brigadeiro

Directions

Toppings: Chocolate or colored sprinklesShredded coconutCocoa powderCinnamon sugarCrushed nuts
What Kids Can Do:* Roll candies into balls.* Roll candies in toppings.* Arrange candies on a platter.
1. Spray a 9-inch pie pan or 8-inch square pan with vegetable cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat sweetened condensed milk, butter, and chocolate sauce, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until mixture achieves a rolling boil and is thickened, approximately 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat, pour into prepared pan, and let cool to room temperature, about 45 minutes.
3. Pour oil into a small bowl, dip your fingers in it, and rub over your hands, or rub your hands with butter. Pinch off small pieces of chocolate mixture and roll into 1-inch balls between your palms. Rub more oil on your hands when candy starts to stick. Roll candies in your choice of toppings, then place each candy in a mini cupcake liner on a serving plate. Refrigerate candies for at least 1 hour before serving. Serve chilled.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, May - June 2008

Nutrition

Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 12 (24 candies)
Base Nutrients
Calories 160 kcal (8%)
Calories from Fat 54
Total Fat 6 g (9%)
Saturated Fat 3 g (15%)
Cholesterol 15 mg (5%)
Sodium 55 mg (2%)
Total Carbohydrates 25 g (8%)
Dietary Fiber 0 n/a
Protein 3 g (5%)
Vitamins
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Minerals
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a
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