The national pride of Brazil might just have changed after the game against Germany in the World Cup. The Brazilian chocolate bonbon called Brigadeiro is something Brazilians should be proud of, it is a simple yet very tasty sweet.
You only need 3 ingredients + the topping you prefer.
- 1 can (400 ml) condensed milk, sweetened
- 1 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp cocoa
- topping of your choice (chocolate candy sprinkles is the classic choice)
- Melt the butter then add the condensed milk and cocoa while stirring
- Keep stirring on medium heat until thickened. You know when it is thick enough when the mixture does not immediately cover the bottom after stirring (around 10-15 min)
- Let cool enough to handle with your hands
- Prepare the topping in a bowl or plate
- Grease your hands and shape small balls before rolling in the topping. Place in mini paper baking cups
- Let cool in fridge before serving
In 1945, Brazilian politician and military figure Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes first ran for office. His good looks won him the hearts of women across Brazil, who began fundraising for his campaign by selling his favorite chocolate treats. Although Gomes ultimately lost the election, the chocolates became so popular that they were named Brigadeiro in his honor.