Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Brigadeiro with Macadamia Nuts

Last Monday was my younger brother's birthday and I was responsible for taking the dessert. I decided to make a flan and a brigadeiro. A brigadeiro is a typical brazilian chocolate sweet, made with sweetened condensed milk and cocoa powder, basically. I decided to make mine using some macadamia nuts that I had in here. And the result is just wonderful. You can chew the small pieces of macadamia, and it tastes awesome! The next day, he told me he had eaten all the brigadeiro's leftovers. A nice gift at all!

Brigadeiro with Macadamia Nuts


1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tbsp butter
4 tbsp cocoa powder
70g crushed macadamia nuts


In a saucepan, put the condensed milk, the butter and the cocoa powder. Mix them all together and cook it in high heat. When it comes to boil, lower the heat and stir it until the mixture loosens from the bottom of the pan. Take off the heat and add the macadamia nuts. Let it cool completely and roll in small balls or serve in a spoon. You can use chocolate sprinkles or some crushed macadamia nuts in the top of it.


  1. Miam macademia nuts! Your dessert indeed looks to be a great gift :)

  2. Looks so great! What a great Christmas gift they would make! :)

  3. Those are so cute and simple!