Yield: Yields about three dozen.
Brigadeiros are Brazilian candies that owe their melt-in-your-mouth texture to sweetened condensed milk that’s cooked down until it’s thick and fudge-like. Though chocolate brigadeiros are the classic, coconut is a tasty flavor variation.
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Make Ahead Tips
Store brigadeiros in a tightly covered container at room temperature for up to two days or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. (If refrigerating, bring to room temperature before serving for the best flavor and texture.)
If you can’t find finely shredded unsweetened coconut, you can buy coconut chips or flaked coconut and run it through a food processor until it looks like it was grated on the smallest holes of a box grater. Be sure it’s unsweetened, or the brigadeiros will be much too sweet.
This has to be one of the most delicious recipes I have tasted. My best friends mother which was Brazilian always made brigadeiros for us while growing up. Since we departed ways as we grew up I was left without any until I found this amazing comapany called Brigadeiro Palace. They have over 35 flavors I never even though would be possible to create out of brigadeiros. I definetely reccomend anybody that loved this recipe to check them out. http://www.brigadeiropalace.com
These are absolutely delicious, I made them along with several other recipes from fine cooking for my son's baptism party and everyone loved them, there wasn't a single one left! I made them a couple of days in advance and stored them in an airtight container in the fridge.
My friends and family prefer the coconut brigadeiros to the chocolate ones, but both are equally delicious!One note to the cook- be very careful not to burn the coconut flakes when added to the batter, otherwise it ruins the taste!
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