Spiced Chocolate Brigadeiros
The subtle sweetness of dark chocolate paired with a little kick from cayenne pepper results in a delicious treat that's an adventure to eat. A spicy twist on the traditional Brazilian recipe, these Chocolate Chile Brigadeiros are the perfect individually sized desserts to serve up at events. Roll into your favorite toppings for some extra party pizazz!
Recipe by: Joan Repato
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Yield: 20 Large brigadeiros, or 25 small brigadeiros
397g (or 1 14oz can) Sweetened condensed milk
15g Unsalted butter
1g Cayenne Pepper, finely ground
100g Crispearls Mini Mix
100g Red Crystal Sugar
Special Equipment & Décor:
Heat-proof rubber spatula
Buttered plate, loaf pan, or storage container
#60 Stainless steel cookie scoop
Paper candy cups
1.) Place sweetened condensed milk and butter in a saucepan. Cook on low heat, mixing with a hand whisk until mixture is warm, butter has completely melted, and has fully combined with the condensed milk.
2.) Add dark chocolate and mix well using a hand whisk until chocolate has completely melted and mixture has thickened, about 15 minutes.
3.) Add Pumpkin Spice Baking Flavor and cayenne pepper. Continue to whisk for another minute until flavor paste is fully incorporated into the mixture.
4.) Remove from heat. With a rubber spatula, transfer mixture onto a buttered plate, loaf pan or storage container.
5.) Place container in the refrigerator for an hour to let it cool off and set. *See recipe notes
6.) Remove from the refrigerator. Using a spoon or #60 stainless steel cookie scoop (about a tablespoon in size), scoop out your brigadeiros. This will yield about 20 larger brigadeiros, or 25 smaller ones.
8.) Moisten your hands with a little water. Roll each piece between your hands to create a nice, round ball.
9.) Roll each ball into the mini Crispearls and Crystal Sugar as desired, coating the entire ball. Transfer into a paper candy cup. Repeat until all pieces have been rolled and coated. Serve and enjoy!
Pictured Above: Rich and indulgent, these Chocolate Chile Brigadeiros offer a fusion of the subtle sweetness of dark chocolate and the invigorating kick of cayenne pepper.
*If preparing in advance: Cover your container and store your brigadeiro mixture in the refrigerator overnight. When ready to coat, remove from refrigerator and container onto a cutting board and cut into 20-25 pieces.
Storage Instructions: Brigadeiros can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days, kept in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, or frozen for up to 2 months.