Brigadeiro Recipe With Healthy Stuff Thrown In

I woke up this morning and it dawned on me that we should have gotten our Farm Fresh To You delivery, it was like Christmas morning, well if  I were a vegan.

I signed us up for the farm delivery last week and have been anticipating our box of goodies.

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I was impressed with what we got. The same items I would choose to buy at Sprouts, all organic and delivered to my doorstep while I sleep. I see nothing wrong here. The other nice thing is that our delivery day is Wednesday so it’s perfect for my weekend meals.

Now that we got all the healthy stuff out of the way, let’s talk about candy.  Brigadeiro ” { Portuguese for Brigadier; also known in some southern Brazilian states as negrinho, literally “blackie”} is a popular candy served at birthday parties in Brazil. Since my mom spent some of her youth in Brazil she made these for me throughout my childhood. Actually now that I think about it  she probably made them for herself but knew I would like them.

Who better to turn to when you need a recipe then your mom right? Well unless your mom can’t cook.

These are like balls of delicious chocolate caramels and SO easy to make! This is my mom’s recipe from Brazil, the only substitution is Cocoa powder for Nestle chocolate powder.

3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp Cocoa powder
2 Tbsp Karo syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 tsp salt

Cook in small pan until mixture rolls off bottom { about 10 minutes}

Pour onto buttered plate until cool enough to handle.

Roll into small balls and dip in sugar.  Store in airtight container in cool place.

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