Primal Brazilian Brigadeiro (Fudge)

Primal Brazilian Brigadeiro… Are you ready for this?

Well Happy Friday the 13th Y’all!

Ok is it creepy enough that Friday the 13th is in October this year? Geez.

I wanted to make sure and make up some halloween treats for you and why not on Friday the 13th right?

For those of you that know me you know that I am not a baker. I DON’T bake (often anyway). The treat I am sharing with you today is a treat that I grew up eating called Brigadero. It is a Brazilian treat that is served at ANY special occasion in Brazil. I was raised in the United States but being Brazilian, I of course I had it at every birthday party and many holidays as a child. Since halloween is coming up and I don’t usually bake goodies I thought I would share with you  my verse of Brazilian Brigadeiro.

So what is Brigadeiro you ask?

It is the most amazing, chocolatey, gooey, sweet, super rich treat you will ever eat.

Historically it is made with condensed milk but I wanted to give it a paleo twist for you and make it with coconut condensed milk. Although this tweak did pose a few unexpected challenges, I was able to pull it through and share it with you today.

I made this awesome recipe the most common way it is served in Brazil; rolled up into little bite sized pieces of heaven. But, if you are feeling frisky you can turn this recipes in to things like cake or cupcake filling or even a frosting. You can also enjoy it the very fancy just eat it by the spoon method. I’m not judging; I’ve done them all.

So if you are a lover of chocolatey, fudgey, truffley treats you HAVE to try this recipe.

I hope you enjoy this amazing treats that I learned to make from my mom so many years ago.


Primal Brazilian Brigadeiro (Fudge)

Print Recipe
Serves: 12


  • 2 cans coconut condensed milk (7.4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup organic cocao powder
  • 1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract (optional)



Heat a small/medium sauce pan to low heat


Pour in the coconut condensed milk


Stir with a whisk until all is melted


Add the cocao powder and vanilla extract


Use the whisk to continuously slowly stir your melted Brigadeiro (fudge)


Make sure it is not sticking to the bottom of the pan or boiling


Continue stirring until all is combined and the Brigadeiro (fudge) has started to thicken


Once all is well combined (10-15 min of stirring and not letting it boil) pull pan off the heat


Stir again


Transfer fudge into a freezer safe container and put in the freezer for 3-4 hours or until fudge becomes harder to scoop out


Using a small ice cream scooper or melon baller begin scooping and then rolling into a nice ball in your hand. * Note this melts quickly so make sure to work the ball in your hand quickly.


If you want to coat them in sprinkles place sprinkles in a bowl and one at a time drop in fudge ball and rotate around to coat all areas.


Place in individual mini cupcake liners


Once all has been done keep Brigadeiro in the freezer or in the refrigerator if you want to enjoy it by the spoonful.


Serve Brigadeiro at refrigerated or room temperature.







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