Gluten-Free Brazilian Chocolate Truffles 1
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Gluten-Free Brazilian Chocolate Truffles (Brigadeiros)

Get in the summer Olympic spirit with this rich and chocolatey Brazilian dessert.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chocolate, dessert, easy dessert recipes, holiday recipes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 107kcal
Author: Jenny Finke



  • In a small bowl, add cocoa powder and dilute it in water (about 1/4 cup of water). Stir the cocoa until it's smooth and powder is absorbed. Set aside.
  • Add butter and condensed milk to a saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly until butter is melted.
  • Over low heat (you may need to lower the heat more if milk is bubbling - you don't want to scorch it), add cocoa powder mixture.
  • Stir mixture constantly for 25 minutes. It will thicken over time.
  • You know the mixture is done when your spatula can separate the mixture in two and the mixture stays parted for a second or two.
  • Remove mixture from heat and allow it to cool for 30+ minutes.
  • Lightly butter your hands, then pinch off a small amount of the chocolate mixture and shape it into a ball.
  • Gently roll ball in sprinkles of choice and then add to a small muffin paper or directly to a serving tray.
  • Refrigerate the balls so they keep their shape until serving.


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 0.6mg