• 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

Love at first taste. That’s what transpired the first time I sunk my taste buds into this traditional Brazilian treat: brigaderio. (Pronounced: ’bri.ga.day.roo’)

My lovely friend Tatiana, who recently moved here from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, made these for a girl’s night at her house. I could not stop eating them.

I knew I had to try and make them one day. With left over sweetened condensed milk from my coconut macaroons and some sprinkles, today was that day!

These are sweet and soft. They are softer than fudge, but a little firmer than a taffy. The sprinkles add a little crunch to the taste and give you oodles of room to personalize! You could try nuts, powdered sugar or even ground coffee beans.

With only 3 ingredients and a few steps these are definitely a sweet treat you can make on the fly!


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine cocoa, butter and condensed milk. Cook, stirring, until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and let rest until cool enough to handle. (I popped mine in the freezer for about 15 minutes)
  3. Form into small balls and eat at once or chill until serving.