3-Ingredient Truffle Chocolate Recipe – Brigadeiro

3-Ingredient Truffle Chocolate Recipe - Brigadeiro
Make truffle chocolate with this easy brigadeiro recipe. This quick no-bake Brazilian dessert will be a great guest pleaser for any party. Children will also love to make these during holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.


It’s easy to make 3-ingredient brigadeiro truffles. You can decorate truffles with green tea powder, grated coconut, chopped walnuts, chopped pistachio, strawberry chocolate, etc.  My favorite is pistachio. Brigadeiro is creamy like chocolate ganache.

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3-Ingredient Truffle Chocolate Recipe – Brigadeiro

Rating: 51

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 20 truffles

3-Ingredient Truffle Chocolate Recipe – Brigadeiro


  • 12 oz sweetened condensed milk (340g)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Extra butter for your palms
  • Extra sifted unsweetened cocoa to coat truffle chocolate
  • Decoration options:
  • Coconut, grated
  • Green tea powder
  • Chopped nuts such as walnuts, peanuts, pistachio, etc
  • Chopped chocolate with various flavorings


  • 1. First, sift 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • 2. Then add 12 oz of sweetened condensed milk in a thick-bottom sauce pan. Add in the sifted cocoa powder.
  • 3. And over medium heat stir with a wooden stick until combined. Now add in 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter and stir continuously until butter is melt. When it boils, stir rigorously until the mixture thickens like this.
  • 4. Then transfer to a heat-proof bowl and let cool. This is brigadeiro.
  • Make truffles
  • 5. Rub butter on your palms. And make truffles with a teaspoonful of brigadeiro. Butter will prevent brigadeiro from sticking to your palms.
  • 6. Then roll it in the sifted unsweetened cocoa powder.

3-Ingredient Truffle Chocolate Recipe - Brigadeiro

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