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    Here’s the Brazilian version of the candy you call fudge. It’s named after a famous general and was created in the 1920s when imported sweets were unavailable during the upheaval of the time. Brigadeiro is one of the most popular candies in children’s parties.

    Bahia, Brazil
    11 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 1 can (300ml) sweetened condensed milk
    • 1 tablespoon (15ml) butter or margarine
    • 3 tablespoon (45ml) chocolate mix powder
    • chocolate sprinkles, ground nuts or icing sugar, optional

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Over medium-low heat, melt together milk, butter and chocolate mix powder, stirring vigorously. Cook until mixture thickens enough to pull away from pan bottom during stirring. Pour into parchment paper-lined (20 cm) square pan and let cool to room temperature.
    2. Take small amounts of the mixture with a teaspoon or melon-baller and, with greased hands, make (2.5 cm) balls. Roll the balls in coatings, if using.


    To test mixture firmness before rolling, take a small sample and dip it in a glass with cold water. If cooked enough, this sample should hold its shape after cooling down in the water.

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    This was really nice, and easy to make. I didn't bother rolling it, just chilled and cut into squares.  -  22 Dec 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)