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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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 :-)
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