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Turkey brigadeiros

Thanksgiving Turkey Brigadeiros

Looking for a fun new recipe to compliment your Thanksgiving pies? These fun and festive Brazilian chocolate bon-bons from our World Edition Brazil package are easy to make and taste like chocolate caramels. You can find brigadeiros at most Brazilian parties – especially kids’ birthday parties – and thanks to this brigadeiro recipe, on your Thanksgiving table too!

Brigadeiro Recipe

What You Will Need

  • Pan & wooden spoon
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 dozen mini cupcake papers
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Shaved coconut
  • Candy corn and candy eyes (for decoration)


  1. Melt the butter in your pan over a medium flame.
  2. Add the condensed milk and whisk to combine.
  3. In a small bowl or glass, dissolve your cocoa powder in a half cup of water (this will help it dissolve into the condensed milk and butter).
  4. Add the cocoa-water to the pan and stir constantly for 15-20 minutes until the mixture thickens. Be patient and attentive, because the mixture can easily bubble over – remove from the heat and stir until the bubbles settle if this happens, then put back on the flame. When the mixture is nearly finished cooking, you should be able to drag your spoon through the middle of the pan and mixture should stay separated for a moment before coming back together.
  5. Once thick, spread the chocolate mixture (we’ll call this the “dough”) onto a small cookie sheet or plate and place in the fridge to cool for about 20 minutes.
  6. Once chilled, grease your hands with a little bit of butter, and use a spoon to scoop up small amounts of the dough into your hands and form balls (don’t handle them too much or your body heat will make the dough stick!).
  7. Roll the balls in the sprinkles and set them in mini cupcake papers. Add the eyes and candy corn for the tail and beak of the turkey.
  8. Chill the brigadeiros for about 15 minutes, and they’re ready to eat!