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.
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.