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Brazilian Chocolate Truffles

Quick MealParty Food

A popular Brazilian chocolate truffle – also called Brigadeiros. A great tasting, fancy looking, homemade chocolate ball truffles. This recipe adds a bit of a twist to the traditional Brigadeiros recipe. Do read the tips section for more ideas. Remember, these make a great holiday treat.

Chocolate Truffles
Kind of food: Dessert / Holiday treat
How long: 20-30 mins
Makes: 20 small or 10 large truffles
Pots & Pans: A heave bottom pan

Ingredients
1 can (14 oz) condensed milk (sweetened)
1 Tbsp Butter (softened)
3 Tbsp Cocoa powder (Plain cocoa powder)
10-20 Almonds / Macadamia nuts / or any choice of whole Nut (optional)
1/2 cup Sprinkles (optional)

How to make
Combine the condensed milk, butter and cocoa in a heave bottomed pan. Heat this mixture on a medium to medium-low heat. Keep stirring continuously till the mixtures starts leaving the sides of the pan (about 20-30mins depending on the heat and pan thickness). Let the mixture cool till you can handle it. Take 1Tbsp or more of the mixture, place one nut in the middle and cover the nut with the mixture on all sides and shape it like a ball. The nut is optional, you can use any hard filling – caramel bits, M&Ms, any treat of your choice. Pour the sprinkles on a plate and roll the ball on it till the ball is covered with sprinkles. Place in fun truffle paper cups, wrap them in paper or foil. These make great treats during the holidays.

Keep it Smart, Short and Sazzy! – Anu

Tips, tricks and alterations
These truffles are very versatile and can be presented in a many ways. Here are some holiday tips to use these truffles.

Holiday Tips / Serving Ideas
Use granulated sugar to coat the balls to get a snow ball effect.Can even use colored sugar available in craft stores.
Coat the truffle balls with red, green and white colored sprinkles.
Wrap the truffle balls in holiday color foils or place in holiday theme cups.
Place the truffles  in a truffle jar and make a great center piece for your holiday dinner table.

December 2, 2008 at 12:54 am Leave a comment


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