Saturday, September 27, 2008

Brigadeiros- Brazilian Chocolate Balls


1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk-( if you get the fat free kind- shame on you- I cannot guarantee the results.)
2 tablespoon margarine
4 tablespoon Nestle Quick (or whatever brand) cocoa powder. **Not baking cocoa, but the chocolate milk kind**


Cook over medium-hi heat, stir vigorously the sweetened condensed milk, margarine and cocoa powder. It will start to boil. Turn it down to med-lo and keep stirring.

Cook and stir the mixture until it thickens enough to show the pan bottom during stirring (about 5-8 minutes). *Tip- you'll know it's done when you tilt the pan, and it all slides down together without sticking to the bottom.*

Pour the mixture in a greased dish and let it cool to room temperature. Take small amounts of the mixture with a teaspoon and make 1 ½ inch balls. (grease your hands with pam or butter, it is a sticky job)

Roll the balls over chocolate sprinkles to decorate and place in little candy cups, or whatever you wanna call them.

Please note: If the balls don't hold the shape and flat down like coins, it means that you did not cook enough. Darn! I guess you'll just have to eat it by the spoonfuls, or dip fruit in it and hope it works out better next time.

SERVING SIZE: 40 candies.

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