Welcome Friday! The one day I always look forward to. If you follow my instagram page you probably know by now I love to eat and cook. So I thought why not dedicate a special post every Friday to my taste buds and horrible sweet tooth. Welcome to Foodie Friday!
During the week I tend to eat clean but as soon as the clock strikes midnight and Friday begins so does the time to indulge in anything and everything I crave. I love trying recipes and sometimes adding my own twist to them. I am the daughter of a chef and cooking was the way my mom taught me about cultures, people, and the world.
Today I will be sharing one of my favorite and super easy recipe for Brigadeiro's (fudge balls), a famous Brazilian treat.
1 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 tbsp of Unsalted Butter or Coconut Butter (I use coconut)
3 tbsp of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (to make it sweeter you can add 1-2 tbsp of honey or sweet baking chocolate)
Your Choice of: shredded coconut, chopped almonds or any other nuts, grated dark chocolate, candy sprinkles, mini marshmallows, graham cracker crumbs etc.
In a pot add the butter, condensed milk, and cocoa powder. Stir and cook for about 10-15 minutes or until it thickens and easily separates from pot. Once the mixture has thicken pour it on a dish that you have let sit in the freezer for over an hour. Once the mixture has cooled and you can handle it with your hands the fun part begins. Start by greasing your hands and with a small spoon scoop some of the fudge and begin to form small balls. Then roll them in chopped nuts, shredded coconut, candy sprinkles or whatever you desire. Once done you can let them chill or eat them as is. I tend to shove them down my mouth as I finish rolling them in shredded coconut. This recipe makes between 30 to 40 Brigadeiros. All depends on the size you roll them out.
You can make it right before you have guest come over, a movie night, or just because. This can be a great treat for Father's day or a pot luck. Give it a try and let me know what you think. Enjoy!