Brazilian Rich Chocolate Truffles

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Brazilian Rich Chocolate TrufflesRecipe
Photo: William Brinson
These chewy, sprinkles-coated balls (called brigadeiros in Portuguese) are more like chocolate caramels than French-style truffles.
about 30 truffles


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1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, at least 60 percent cacao, chopped
1 teaspoon salted butter, plus more for rubbing
Chocolate sprinkles, for rolling


Active: 30 Minutes
Total: 50 Minutes

In a medium nonstick saucepan, combine the condensed milk with the chocolate and 1 teaspoon of butter. Cook over moderately low heat, stirring constantly, until shiny and very thick, 15 to 18 minutes. Spread the mixture in a shallow dish and let cool for 15 minutes.

Arrange 30 paper candy cups on a baking sheet. Pour the sprinkles into a small shallow bowl. Rub your hands with butter. Scoop up rounded teaspoons of the candy mixture and roll them into balls. Roll the candy in the sprinkles and set them in a paper cup. Repeat to form the remaining candies. Serve slightly chilled or at room temperature.

Created date

January 2013