Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Chocolate Brigadiers

When i had gone to London for a vacation i had these little chocolate candies by the name of “Chocolate Brigadiers”. Did a little research and found out that these sweets are made with condensed milk and chocolate belong to that category of Brazilian "Docinhos (Brazilian Sweets)." They are Brazils favorites and must have in birthday’s parties, are named after Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes, a very famous Brazilin Air Force commander from the forties.

So here i made some with different coatings, jimmies, pistachios, coconut, coco powder and stuffed some with dates and pistachios.

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 stick of butter or margarine (you can use only 1 Tbsp and it will still work out)
2 heaping Tbsp of Nestlé Quick or 1 Tbsp of Quick and 1 of Hershey's Cocoa.

In a heavy saucepan mix chocolate with condensed milk and add the margarine. Cook in low heat stirring constantly until you can see the bottom of the pan and the mixture leaving side when you tilt. Continue to stir for another two minutes. Pour onto a plate and let cool completely before you form the little balls
Butter your hands slightly to form the little balls. Roll the balls in chocolate powder or jimmies or any other coating you like. enjoy! =)

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