Chocolate Bonbons (Brigadeiros)

Chocolate Bonbons (Brigadeiros)

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15 min.
45 min.
30 candies (2 1/2 dozen)

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
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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.

- ca aikman from Indianapolis, IN

chocolate bonbons

very easy to make and my husband just loves them

- darlene loop from Portland, OR

Chocolate Bon Bons

They melt in your mouth. Who needs Godiva when you can make these?

- marlene steele from ENNIS, TX

Chocolate Bonbons

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.

- patricia johnson from LUFKIN, TX

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/30 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 30

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 50
  • Calories from Fat: 15
  • Total Fat: 1.5g (2% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 1g (5% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 5mg (2% of DV)
  • Sodium: 40mg (2% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 9g (3% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 0% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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