Caramel Chocolate Truffles {Brigadeiro}

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These Caramel Chocolate Truffles (AKA Brigadeiro), are a traditional Brazilian candy. They are easy to make, but hard to stop eating!
Recipe for Brazilian Brigadeiro- chocolate caramel truffles

Last year I was in charge of a cultural activity for the youth of our church. For one of the stations, we brought food from over a dozen countries and let them sample it. Some of the food was well received, some of it was met with turned up noses. These chocolate caramel truffles from Brazil were definitely on the well received end- I came home with an empty plate. Not even a sprinkle left!
Caramel Chocolate Truffles- Just 4 ingredients, and so indulgent!I recently made them again, this time for my family. They were gobbled up just as quickly!
Bridadeiro- Brazilian Chocolate Caramel Truffles- so easy to make and totally decadent!They are seriously so good. Caramel-y, but with a hint of chocolate. And of course rolling them in chocolate sprinkles makes them fun to serve, and fun to eat!
How to make easy Chocolate Caramel TrufflesWe like them with the 2 tablespoons of cocoa so they have a more caramel flavor, but if you want a stronger chocolate flavor, use the 3 tablespoons.
Chocolate Caramel Truffles- 4 ingredients, so good!

Yield: 3 dozen

Caramel Chocolate Truffles {Brigadeiro}

Caramel Chocolate Truffles {Brigadeiro}
Creamy chocolate caramel truffles made with just a few simple ingredients.
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2-3 Tbsp cocoa (We like just 2 tablespoons.)
  • 1 Tbsp soft butter
  • 1 cup chocolate jimmies


Place sweetened condensed milk, cocoa, and butter in a large glass bowl. Whisk together till blended.

Cook in the microwave for two minutes. Remove and whisk again. Continue cooking in the microwave for 4-5 more minutes, stirring often, till mixture is thick.

(If you aren't sure when it's done, drop a small spoonful into a glass of ice water for a few seconds. You should be able to form it into a ball.)

Chill for 2-3 hours, or till cold.

Roll in small balls, then roll in chocolate sprinkles.


You can make them larger if you prefer, they just won't make as many.

Supplies used to make brigadeiro caramel chocolate truffles:


  1. Amy Huntley says

    What a fun new candy recipe to try! It looks so good!

  2. These will be perfect for Valentine’s Day!! Quick, easy, & so good!! My family will love them!

  3. Love that it only requires four ingredients! Perfect for V-day too.

  4. So these need to be kept refrigerated? I would like to give as gifts.

    • They don’t have to be kept refrigerated after they are made, that step just makes it easier to roll them into balls. They do need to be kept in a cool place or they will melt. You could definitely give them as hand delivered gifts, but I’m not sure they would ship well during the hot summer months.

  5. Shagufta Dhalla says

    Hi Kara
    I don’t like to use microwave, Can these be make on cooker top.
    Thank you

    • I definitely think these would work on a stovetop. You just need to use low heat (or a double boiler) so the mixture doesn’t scorch. It will take much longer to cook, but since I haven’t done it, I’m not sure how long. Just keep cooking and stirring till it’s thick. Good luck!

  6. Here in Brazil we really love brigadeiro! It’s delicious!

  7. It’s called Brigadeiro, not brigadiero

    • I know danggit. I didn’t notice the spelling mistake till weeks after I published it. I was able to change it in the post, but not all the images. Thankfully most of my readers don’t even notice.

  8. These look AMAZING!

  9. For some reason, I had it in my head that truffles were harder to make. This looks pretty easy.

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