Whoa. Can you guys believe it?!?
That is a one line title up there. I honestly never thought I could do it, but I did… and it was pretty easy….
But don’t get used it.
Okay, so I just have to say that I do not normally go so heavy on the the sprinkles, but something happened on the very snowy day I made these that made me feel like all the sprinkles would be a good idea.
And they totally were, but normally I am not a huge sprinkle person since I think they just get in chocolate’s way. Especially the sprinkles that are of the non-chocolate variety, but that day, I just got into it.
I blame the snow one hundred percent. Or the fact the I really do love sprinkles for the fun and smiles they always, always put on my face. I mean, the colors!! I think I am having a minor obsession with color right now.
Again, I blame the snow.
I am trying as hard as I can not to complain about the snow, but I just have to say that it has not stopped snowing (and I do mean snowing heavily) for seven whole days. SEVEN DAYS. This is the most snow I have ever seen my little mountain town accumulate in the seven years I have lived here.
I feel buried and a little stir crazy and also just in need of every ounce of color I can get my hands on. Therefore, I am reaching for all the sprinkles and loving every last one. Even the entire jar of sprinkles that spilled all over my kitchen floor. Oh yes, that happened, but if you saw my kitchen on that day you probably would not even have noticed because the whole room was a mess.
Actually, it is like that almost every day. I just make giant messes. GIANT.
Yesterday I read an awesome post on a little “behind the scenes” of what it looks like outside the camera’s lens and I kind of loved it. Although, her kitchen is so much cuter than mine – that mess actually looked good. Such a fun post.
Anyway, these truffles could not be better. From looking at the ingredient list you may think that it is a lot like any other truffle. Nope, down in Brazil they make them a little differently and it truly does make all the difference.
Instead of just melting everything together, this recipe goes a step further and slowly cooks the chocolate mixture until it becomes super thick. It is almost like caramelizing the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate together. It is genius… and incredibly delicious.
Traditionally I think these little balls are to be rolled solely in good quality chocolate sprinkles. For most of them I did just that, but I had to have a little fun with the pinks for Valentine’s Day because it is the only time of year I can get a way with it.
And to think that I almost posted ZERO chocolate this week, but then I realized it was Valentine’s Day week and immediately changed my thought process. I mean, if there is one time to be posting chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate it is this week, right?
Plus, these Brigadeiros are super easy to make so they can be kind of a last minutes thing. Just make sure to allow a couple hours for the chocolate mixture to chill in the fridge so they can be easily rolled. And if you just cannot think that far ahead, grab a spoon and dive in.
Oh, and I have not idea how to say Brigadeiros, but I do love the way it looks.
And the way they taste.