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Easy Valentines Day Fudge That Is Fun For Kids – Brazilian Brigadeiros

Here is a simple fudge recipe that your kids will adore!  In just a few easy steps with a few common ingredients you have a chocolaty treat that is fit for any special occasion!  These Brazilian Brigadeiros are fun and easy to make with the kiddos and are totally tempting all covered in colorful sprinkles.  They are very common in Brazil at kid’s parties and festivities that involve children.  Try these covered in heart shaped sprinkles for a Valentines Day treat, or anytime you need a kid friendly dessert!  They are as fun to make as they are to eat!  make them for a special snack time treat at school or party to celebrate just about anything.

Years ago, before I was married or even thinking about having kids, I was lucky enough to travel to Brazil with my boyfriend (now handsome hubby)  to visit friends that we had met in school as foreign exchange students.  It was a trip of a lifetime and I often go back in my mind, especially during the cold drab wintertime of Wisconsin.  We had an amazing experience all together, and I wish nothing more than to go back again and visit our dear friends.  Two kids and a funny farm of animals leave us pretty well grounded from overseas travel these days, but a girl can dream.  While on our trip our friends taught us many things about the culture and the food of Brazil. We enjoyed so many new things while we were there but I most enjoyed learning this Brigadeiro recipe.  It is something that I can make here years later that reminds me of our time in Brazil.  The best part, for me, is that I can now share them with my children and tell them all about our exciting visit to Brazil.

My sweet friend taught me how to make these little sprinkle covered fudge balls (or truffles) while we were hanging out in an ocean front beach house….ahhhh.  They are very common in Brazil at kid’s parties and festivities that involve children.  Although making them in my cozy kitchen looking out on the snow covered pond is not quite the same, they are a joy to make with my kids years later!

It takes just a few simple ingredients and easy steps to make these divine little treats and everything you need is common at your local grocery store.

All you will need is:

 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon of butter
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
1 package of  sprinkles
Mini cupcake papers

Most commonly in Brazil they are covered with chocolate sprinkles.  For Valentines day we use colorful heart shaped sprinkles!

Put the condensed milk, butter, and cocoa powder in a pan and mix them all together.
Let the mixture cook over low heat for about 12 minutes, stirring it constantly until the mixture loosens from the bottom of the pan and it is thick like cream.
Put the mixture on a greased plate and allow it to cool down completely.
Roll 1 teaspoon of mixture into small balls.  Tip: Grease your hands with butter before making the small balls. Wash your hands once in a while if necessary.
Put sprinkles in a bowl and roll the balls in the sprinkles.
Place balls in small cupcake papers.

For other occasions I love to make these rolled in fun, colorful sprinkles to fit the theme!


2 thoughts on “Easy Valentines Day Fudge That Is Fun For Kids – Brazilian Brigadeiros

  1. Hello, there!
    I stopped by your blog today and was having lots of fun reading your posts. Then, I came to the brigadeiros recipe and started thinking you were from Brazil, like I am…
    Love reading about your travel there and that you like brigadeiros as much as we do! They look really pretty with the heart shaped sprinkles!
    Lots of hugs,

    1. So glad you stopped by A Spotted Pony and especially that you enjoyed my post on the Brigaderios! We had such an amazing time visiting Brazil! It has been such a long time since our visit, I sure hope did justice to the Brigaderio and remembered all of the information I posted correctly! They are so good!

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