Bruna’s Brilliant Brigadeiro

Bruna's Brazilian Brigadeiro

Makes  20

Bruna brought these delicious sweet treats to our International Food Fest! It’s a traditional Brazilian sweet treat and usually served at parties. Bruna served her Brigadeiro in a dish and we all dived in, but traditionally these chocolatey treats are served as bite sized balls. Check out how to make beautiful Brigadeiros in the Thermomix  here.


3 tablespoons Milo or cocoa

1 tablespoon butter

1 tin sweetened condensed milk

Chocolate sprinkles and/or desiccated coconut to decorate

How to

  1. Combine cocoa, butter and condensed milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook, stirring continuously, until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  4. When the Brigadeiro is at room temperature you can pop it in the fridge where it will keep for 3-4 days.
  5. Serve as a mousse like dessert (see picture) with some strawberries on the side or go traditional and roll into balls.


Spread a little butter in the palm of your hand, drop a dollop of Brigadeiro mixture in your hands and roll into a small, smooth ball. Dip into chocolate sprinkles or coconut to decorate and roll it around until it’s totally covered. For the finishing touch, put the Brigadeiro into a mini cupcake cup.