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January 18, 2011 / Suburban Subsistence

Tasty Tuesday- Brigadero

This is a traditional Brazilian candy. It is fairly low calorie and even in small doses it satisfies the biggest choc-a-hololic craving.


2 cans (28 oz) Sweet Condensed Milk
2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened (optional)

Add all ingredients into a pan. You can leave out the coca powder if you want to make a vanilla caramel.  Put on medium to low heat. Stir until caramelized. The cooking/ stirring process is the most time-consuming part of this recepie.  It takes a while and you want to keep stirring pretty much the whole time. If you don’t the mixture will clump or burn.  Both of which don’t taste great. Keep stirring until the mixture can hold its shape long enough to allow you to see the bottom of the pan. You want it to be about the constancy of pudding when you turn off the burner. Once it is cool it will be more the consistency of caramel.

I eat this by scooping out about a tablespoon and eating it off the spoon. Traditionally this mixture is rolled into little balls and covered in chocolate sprinkles. This is too much work for me, but you are welcome to do so if you want.

Nutrition Facts 

Servings Per Recipe: 28
Serving Size: 1 serving 


Amount Per Serving
Calories 96.4
Total Fat 0.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 0.2 mg
Potassium 7.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0.3 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Sugars 0.1 g
Protein 0.1 g
Vitamin A 0.0 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 0.1 %
Vitamin C 0.0 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 0.0 %
Calcium 0.1 %
Copper 0.8 %
Folate 0.0 %
Iron 0.3 %
Magnesium 0.5 %
Manganese 0.9 %
Niacin 0.1 %
Pantothenic Acid 0.0 %
Phosphorus 0.3 %
Riboflavin 0.1 %
Selenium 0.1 %
Thiamin 0.0 %
Zinc 0.2 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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