Chocolate Bonbons (Brigadeiros) are named after famous 1940s Brazilian Air Force brigadier and chocoholic, Eduardo Gomes. These delectable, soft chocolate candies are easy to make. Children love eating and making these treats, so let them help shape the chocolate mixture into balls and roll them in multi-colored or chocolate sprinkles.
- 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1/4 cup sifted NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup multi-colored or chocolate sprinkles
COMBINE sweetened condensed milk and cocoa in medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for about 10 to 15 minutes or until mixture pulls away from the sides of the pan. Remove from heat. Add butter and salt; mix thoroughly. Let cool for 20 minutes.
LINE baking sheet with wax paper. Using teaspoon, drop 1-inch dollops of chocolate mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Spray hands with cooking spray. Shape or roll chocolate mixture into balls and then roll in sprinkles. (Hands may need to be resprayed while rolling). Keep refrigerated in airtight container for up to 5 days.
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These were pretty easy and very tasty. To cut back on stickiness, I chilled them for fifteen minutes, used a small scoop to form them into balls.
very easy to make and my husband just loves them
Chocolate Bon Bons
They melt in your mouth. Who needs Godiva when you can make these?
Wonderful little candy treats! I found that the non perils sprinkles worked much better then the shots (or jimmys as some people call them). The non perils also gave the candies a more sophiscated look.
Yummy Chocolate Bonbons
Went I make them I didnt known how east it was and taste very good. I make these for my mother she said that these are perfect for Mother Day.I guess I be making these for her on her Day.i definatey will be making these again.
Growing up in Brazil, you could not have a birthday party without these little treats! Always loved it and always will. My kids loved it so much when I made it this week that they want to help me make it so we can have it more often :-)
I made these as a dessert for a wine tasting party and people are still talking about how great they are (and I think how easy they are to make!)
These chocolate bonbons are so delicious and I thought they were easy to make. My family enjoyed eating them and wants me to make them again.
Even though these were rated intermediate, I found them easy (although a bit messy) to make. I rolled some in cocoa, colored sprinkles, ground nuts, and finely chopped coconut. Next time I will try adding a different flavored extract.
Try rolling these in nuts, for even more crunch
Delectable little morsels. Use a tiny scoop or melon baller to make portions uniform in size. Can also customize the flavor by adding a dash of extract after cooking, before forming balls. I tried rolling them in crushed almonds (yum) and pecans (double yum). Recommended recipe.
I found this recipe over 30 years ago while planning a dinner for my husband's Spanish Honor students. It is quite easy and delicious. We usually just rolled them in powdered sugar or cocoa to keep the smoothness. The sprinkles are quite pretty, add a crunch and offer a lovely variety in looks.