- 1 (14oz) can sweet condensed milk
- 4 Tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
- 2 Tbsp butter, plus more for rolling balls
- A pinch of salt
- Good quality chocolate sprinkles (or any other type of sprinkles you like)
In a small sauce pan mix the sweet condensed milk, the cocoa powder, the salt and the butter.
Bring the sauce pan to the stove and heat it over medium-low heat.
Cook it, mixing constantly (this is important, otherwise it will burn!) until it thickens. A way to know is to run your wooden spoon (or spatula) in the middle of the mixture. If it takes a while for the mixture to move, then your brigadeiro is ready!
Reserve, letting it cool to room temperature.
In a plate or bowl, spread your sprinkles.
Once the brigadeiro is cool, grease your hands with butter and roll the brigadeiros into little balls.(In Brazil we usually use half a tablespoon as measurement, but you can make your balls as big or small as you’d like!)
Roll the brigadeiro balls into the sprinkles and place them in paper/foil candy cups.