chocolate truffles dusted in powdered sugar and cocoa

This simple chocolate truffle recipe is based on the classic Brazilian candy Brigadeiro, a chocolate truffle made from chocolate, butter, and condensed milk. The Brigadeiro is the most popular candy of Brazil, created in the 1940s and named after Brigadier Eduardo Gomes who ran for president of Brazil. You can make these in bulk and serve to a crowd or put in small bags as party favors! This recipe can be cut in half if you are making just for yourself or family.


  • Sweetened condensed milk (2 cans)

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips (2 bags; 24 ounces)

  • Milk chocolate chips (1 cup; 4 ounces)

  • Butter (1/2 cup, or 1 stick)

  • Sea salt (1/2 teaspoon)

  • Powdered sugar (1/2 cup)

  • Unsweetened cocoa (1/2 cup)


  1. Place condensed milk, chocolate chips, butter and salt in a large saucepan on the stove top.

  2. Heat on medium heat until fully melted and smoothly combined.

  3. Remove from heat and pour into a greased pan to cool. Place in the refrigerator to accelerate cooling.

  4. Mix the powdered sugar and cocoa in a small bowl and set aside.

  5. Once the chocolate has cooled, slice into small squares and remove each square of chocolate, roll into a ball with your hands, then roll in the mix of powdered sugar and cocoa. Place on parchment paper while completing all the truffles. Store in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator until ready to serve.