Chocolate Bonbons (Brigadeiros)

These chocolate bonbons aren't really portuguese. More like brazilian. But they are quite common in Portugal and are amazing. They have a very intense flavor and gooey texture. This was the first time that I made this in Denmark because, until now, I wasn't able to find sweet condensed milk in the supermarket. But the other day there it was on the baking supplies' aisle. :)
It's another recipe from Pantagruel!


  • 1 can sweet condensed milk
  • 5 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • chocolate sprinkles, oil (for the traditional presentation)


This is what a can of sweet condensed milk looks like here in Denmark:

Put a pan on the stove top at medium-. Add the sweet condensed milk to the pan.

Add the cocoa powder and the butter.

Mix well and keep mixing for about 8 minutes.

You'll know that it's ready when you can make a "road" on the bottom of the pan and the mixture is trying to separate itself from the pan.

Before you can make the bonbons, the mixture needs to cool down. Transfer it to a baking tray or whatever you have in hand. 

I didn't do the traditional brigadeiro presentation - perfect balls with chocolate sprinkles. Instead, I didn't let it cool down as much and used two teaspoons to form bonbons. If want to try the traditional presentation remember to oil your fingers before forming the bonbons.

I think it looks cool this way. And eating them it a totally different experience! There will be chocolate all over your hands.

For a print friendly version visit this recipe at my Recipes page.


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