Brigadeiros are traditional Brazilian bite-sized treats with a soft, velvety exterior and a melty center. Similar to truffles in shape and size, brigadeiros are a sweet staple that’s sure to pop up at any celebration in Brazil. These melt-in-your-mouth treats are also easy to make and come in a variety of flavors and fillings. If you’re looking for a unique yet easy dessert to share with friends and family, here are five delicious brigadeiro recipes from TikTok.
1. Four Ingredient Chocolate Brigadeiros
This traditional brigadeiro recipe only requires four ingredients! Start by mixing the condensed milk and cocoa powder in a bowl. Then, place the mixture on the stove and cook over medium heat. Add a little butter and a pinch of salt and continue to cook the batter, stirring continuously for 20 minutes until the mixture is thick and melty. After refrigerating for an hour, take a spoonful of the dough, roll it into a ball and cover it with chocolate chips before serving.
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2. Pistachio Brigadeiros
These pistachio brigadeiros are a crowd pleaser. Start by adding the sweetened condensed milk, white chocolate, butter and pistachio paste to a saucepan over low heat. Then stir for about 10 minutes until the consistency thickens. Roll the mixture into small balls before covering them with crushed pistachio chips.
3. Strawberry Brigadeiros
Savor a fruity strawberry infusion packaged in a bite-sized brigadeiro. This recipe includes dehydrated strawberries crushed into a powder combined with condensed milk and cocoa powder. Once the dough becomes thick and gooey, cut it and shape it into balls. Then coat with more dehydrated strawberry powder.
4. Churros brigadeiros
This recipe revisits the traditional churros. First, combine the condensed milk, dulce de leche (also known as caramelized milk) and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Then, stir the ingredients continuously until the mixture comes to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and stir until the fudge becomes thicker and darker in color. Transfer the dough to a bowl and roll it into balls. Then cover each brigadeiro with cinnamon and sugar. Then top with a dollop of whipped dulce de leche before serving.
5. Oreo brigadeiros
These Oreo brigadeiros are double stuffed with chocolatey goodness! First, take a bowl of Oreo cookies and scoop out the cream filling from each. Then transfer it to another bowl. Next, add the condensed milk, Oreo cream filling and butter to a saucepan over medium heat and stir until thickened. Transfer the dough to a greased plate with butter and refrigerate for two hours. Once out of the fridge, take a spoonful of fudge and roll it into a ball before coating it in crushed Oreo cookies.
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