Brigadeiros Brazilian Candy
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Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: Brazilian
 
Brazilian candies created in honor of Brigadier General Brigadeiro Edward Gomes during WWII. - Gluten-Free
Ingredients
  • 2 (14 oz cans) of condensed milk
  • 4 Tbsp unsweetened butter
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 tsp light corn syrup
  • 3 oz semi-sweet chocolate (chopped fine)
  • 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the condensed milk, butter, heavy cream, and corn syrup.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring often.
  3. Once it begins to bubble, add the semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa powder.
  4. Whisk well, so there are no pockets of cocoa powder.
  5. Reduce heat and continue to cook, whisking constantly until it is a dense fudge-like batter. This should take between 8-10 minutes. If undercooked, it will be too soft. If you overcook, it will be too chewy. Pay attention; it will be perfect, when you can tip the pan and the mixture slides to the side, in one soft piece.
  6. Slide the mixture into a bowl – DO NOT scrape the bottom of the pan.
  7. Leave out on the counter so it can cool to room temperature.
  8. At this point, cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
  9. Scoop the mixture by the teaspoonful. Roll in hands to form balls. They should be the size of a small truffle.
  10. Place your chosen topping in a bowl. (see notes on toppings)
  11. Roll a few of your candies at a time, making certain they are covered completely in sprinkles.
  12. Store in airtight containers.
  13. Brigadeiros will stay fresh in your refrigerator for up to 1 month. (Take my word for it, they will not make it that long)
Notes
Tais dreams up new flavors of these scrumptious treats, every day it seems. Below, you'll find a tempting list to try yourself.

Classic Flavors:
White
Vanilla
Traditional (Milk Chocolate)
Noir
Black and White
Neopolitan
Samba
Expresso Coffee
Cappuccino

Nuts:
Walnuts
Toasted Almonds
Pistachio

Fruits:
Lemon
Banana and Cinnamon
Coconut (Coconut Kiss)
Cranberry
Pineapple and coconut
Prune Delight
Apricot Delight

Specialties:
Creme Brule
Guava Cheesecake (Romeo and Juliet)
Cherry Cheesecake
Passion Fruit
Smore's
Oreo Cookies
Carrot
Pumpkin Spice
Sweet Potato
Recipe by Baby Boomer Blog | Travel - Lifestyle for Women Over 50 at https://www.babyboomster.com/brigadeiros/