Mocha Brigadeiros (Brazilian fudge balls)


I discovered this indulgent treat in Brazil when visiting my daughter and her family.  The Brazilian people I met enjoyed celebrating every and all occasions and a staple of those gatherings was brigedieras.  I had the privilege of attending a toddler’s first birthday party and there were trays and trays of this popular party treat. (Which was good since there was a crowd of people!  Told you they liked to celebrate.)

I’ve added the coffee flavor, but they can be made without it.  Why not experiment with a different flavor, such as mint?  Serve these fudge balls in small paper candy cups or just out on a tray.

2 cans sweetened condensed milk

1 Tablespoon butter

2 heaping Tablespoons cocoa powder

1 Tablespoon instant coffee powder

Melt butter in a medium, heavy saucepan and add the rest of the ingredients while constantly stirring.

Heat on medium until mixture thickens and bottom of pan can be seen after stirring.  Remove from heat and add one pack (9 sheets) of graham crackers, crushed.  Mix thoroughly.

Pour mix out onto buttered plate and let cool or quickly chill in refrigerator.  When cool to the touch, butter hands and roll small amounts (+/- Tablespoon) to make balls.  Roll the balls in chocolate jimmies.  Watch them disappear!

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About deairby

From a small Mississippi town and have lived my adult life in the south. I am the wife of Tom Irby since 1974, mother of 8, grandmother of 8, lover of Truth, previous owner of The Baron York Tea Room Cafe and Gift Shop (7 years), cookbook writer, moderator of the Small Business forum on Social Media Examiner, enjoy life and all the adventure God brings my way.
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