Coconut-Covered Brigadeiros

Coconut-Covered Brigadeiros
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Coconut-Covered Brigadeiros
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Coconut-Covered Brigadeiros

These Brazilian “truffles” are proof that good things come in small packages. Made with just two basic ingredients — sweetened condensed milk and coconut— they make the perfect decadent treat when you’re short on time or ingredients.

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Ingredients

  • 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • Butter, for rolling
  • Shredded coconut, for rolling

Directions

Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a small saucepan and place the pan over medium-high heat.

Stirring constantly, cook the sweetened condensed milk until thickened. You’ll know it’s ready when you draw a line through the sweetened condensed milk and it takes a few seconds for the line to fill itself back in.

Pour the cooked sweetened condensed milk into a wide, shallow dish (like a heat-proof baking dish) and allow it to cool.

When the sweetened condensed milk has cooled, rub a small amount of butter on your hands and then roll the sweetened condensed milk into small balls. Roll each ball into shredded coconut.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Coconut Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Coconut Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

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