Sunday, 9 February 2014


brazilian fudge balls

I've got a couple Brazilian recipes happening in my kitchen lately, but these fudge balls are definitely the most important ones for any chocoholics out there.  They are INTENSE.  Like if ooey, gooey, chocolate attacked your face, and started multiplying itself into millions of bite sized balls. becoming more and more densely chocolately by the second, until you thought you would just die and be reincarnated as chocolate yourself - that is what these are like.  So.  Consider yourself warned.

brazilian fudge balls

Going by the name Brigadeiros in their native land, these chocolate sweets are a very common party snack in Brazil.  Similar to truffles or fudge, but oh so simple to make, these rich balls are most commonly coated in chocolate sprinkles as I've done here. However, you could modify this to suit the occasion, perhaps some pink sprinkles for the upcoming day of love?  Orange and black for Halloween?  Or get really crazy and expand your horizons into some dessicated coconut.  Throw caution to the wind and dip a few in some melted white chocolate.  Sprinkle some crushed pistachios over the top.  Roll them in vanilla sugar.  I could go on.  But you get the idea.

There are dozens of recipes out there, but most are identical.  The great part about these treats is that they have stayed pretty true to their original recipe - so you know it must be good to start with.  I went with a recipe from the trusted Saveur website, which recreates them in their original form with the added benefit of a few tablespoons of heavy cream.  I know, it's probably unnecessary, but life happens.  Chocolate happens, people.

brazilian fudge balls

Brazilian Fudge Balls
Recipe from Saveur

4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons heavy cream
28 oz sweetened condensed milk
3 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
Chocolate sprinkles

Bring butter, cream, and milk to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat.  Add the chocolate and cocoa, and reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring constantly until the mixture is a dense, fudgy batter.  It will take about 16 minutes.  Transfer to a bowl and let cool.  Chill for at least 4 hours.

When completely set and chilled, use a tablespoon to scoop out the fudge and roll into balls.  Roll each ball in chocolate sprinkles until coated.  Chill until ready to serve.

Eat without remorse, and proceed into a chocolate induced coma.

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