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Chocolate & Raspberry Brigadeiros Truffles

  • Author: Rachel Phipps
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes (plus chilling time)
  • Yield: Makes 20-22
  • Category: Sweets
  • Cuisine: Brazilian

Description

These easy Brazilian truffles are probably the most forgiving truffle recipe you’ll ever try, delicious rolled in traditional chocolate¬†vermicelli or in freeze dried raspberry pieces for Valentines Day.


Ingredients

  • 1 x 397g (14 oz) Tin Condensed Milk
  • 4 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • Seeds from 1 Vanilla Pod (optional)
  • 55g (2 oz) Chocolate Vermicelli or Chocolate Sprinkles
  • 10g (1/2 oz) Freeze Dried Raspberry Pieces

Instructions

  1. Combine the condensed milk, cocoa powder and sea salt in a medium saucepan and set it over a medium low heat. Stir constantly for around 10 minutes until the mixture has thickened, become glossy, and when you stir it it comes away from the sides of the saucepan. You may not be able to picture it, but you’ll know what I mean when your mixture gets there!
  2. Remove the mixture from the heat, and stir in the butter and the vanilla seeds (if using) until the butter has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool completely, then transfer to the fridge for at least half an hour.
  4. Using a teaspoon, spoon out a truffle sized amount of the mixture, and toss in the vermicelli or the raspberry pieces until coated. Then, between your palms roll the mixture into a ball and transfer to a mini muffin or petit four case. I love you don’t have to make perfect rounds here until you have the sprinkles all over the truffle mixture, stopping your hands getting sticky. The vermicelli ones will be easier to roll, but I prefer the taste of the raspberry ones!

Notes

Store in the fridge,¬† but take the truffles out the fridge for 10 minutes before serving. They should last several days, but I find they don’t usually last that long!