If you are looking for an easy sweet treat to go along with your afternoon coffee, brunch, or to gift to a friend you are going to love these Chocolate Truffles, also known as Brigadeiros. Rich, full of flavor, and a delicious moist texture make them irresistible. They are made from 4 simple pantry ingredients but have the flavor of a gourmet treat. Brigadeiros are a Brazilian treat and are used for all their major celebrations, they were the perfect way to welcome the new American Girl of The Year home since Lea visits Brazil in her adventures!
If you are a fan of American Girl surely you have seen their newest Girl of the Year- Lea Clark. She is a green eyed girl with beautifully tan skin and long gorgeous sun kissed hair that ends in soft ringlets. Leas is and adventurer and is into photography,she also makes a trip to Brazil-hence the inspiration for this recipe. She comes with a bright fun dress, cute sandles, acompass necklace, a detailed messenger bag, and of course her first book detailing all her adventures!
Brigadeiros Brazillian Chocolate Truffles
1 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
3 T. baking cocoa
1 T. butter, unsalted
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup crushed pistachios
Butter an 8×8 baking pan well, set aside.
In a small saucepan over medium low heat combine sweetened condensed milk, butter, and baking cocoa. Stir frequently and allow to cook until mixture thickens and begins to pull away from sides of pan-about 8-10 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Pour chocolate mixture into buttered pan and refrigerate for 1 hour.
While mixture is chilling place coconut, mini chocolate chips, and chopped pistachios in small shallow bowls.
Once chilled well butter your hands and roll into small balls.
Roll balls into coatings, covering well.
Don’t feel limited by these three suggested items, I used them because they are the most common for these chocolate truffles- you can roll them in crushed walnuts, almonds, white chocolate shavings, crushed butterfingers,sprinkles or powdered sugar.
Have you brought Lea Clark home? What’s your favorite thing to roll chocolate truffles in?
Thanks to American Girl for sending us Lea Clark and inspiring our Brigadeiros Chocolate Truffles recipe.
Mistee Dawn says
Yum! These look so good! I am definitely going to make these with my daughter! Delicious!
even though I dont eat chocolate all of the time I do love it. and these look like they taste really good. thanks for sharing.
Chocolate was my first love! I’m drooling over these, especially with the yummy coatings!
This looks like a recipe my family will love. It looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try making it this weekend.
Yum. I love easy candy recipes like this.
The truffles look delicious! Not sure how long they’d last if I made them. My guess is no more than a day with the sweet treat lovers I have around here. I love that you can change up the flavors by adding different things.
I had not seen the new American Girl so thanks for the update. These truffles look ridiculously delicious. I love coconut so that is the way I’d lean.
Jeni Hawkins says
WOW – the ones with coconut on them look soooooo good! Actually, all of these truffles look amazing! Thanks for the recipe!
I must say chocolate is a weakness for me. These wouldn’t last long at home either.
Marcie W. says
Truffles are one thing we have yet to attempt, but after seeing how simple your recipe is, I can not wait to give them a go! I love the positive image American Girl exudes too.
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
You evil woman, now I want some chocolate! Would it be wrong to say my favorite thing to put chocolate in is more chocolate?
Vera Sweeney says
The girl of the year sounds like a great doll with a good story!! These chocolate truffles look amazing and delicious!
Amy Desrosiers says
That doll is too cute! She reminds me a lot of my daughter! I will have to make some of these treats too!
I’m not a huge chocolate fan so I don’t know if I would make these or not, but I have a friend who I’m almost positive could bleed chocolate she likes it so much. Going to tell her about this recipe because I bet she’ll like it.
Myrah Duque says
NOM is the word! You had me a sweetened condensed milk. I will be also adding this delicious recipe to my husband’s upcoming birthday! I am sure everyone will go crazy with it!
These look absolutely delicious! I love making truffles.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Those sound awesome. I can’t wait to make these. NOM.