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Brazilian Pecan-Cinnamon Truffles

Christina Bhan and Paula Barbosa of My Sweet Brigadeiro (mysweet.com) make 20 different versions of these chewy Brazilian candies, including traditional Rich Chocolate and Pecan-Cinnamon.

  • Total Time:
  • Servings: about 30 truffles

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  • One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ounce white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salted butter, plus more for rubbing
  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. In a medium nonstick saucepan, combine the condensed milk with the white chocolate and 1 teaspoon of butter. Cook over moderately low heat, stirring constantly, until shiny and very thick, 15 to 18 minutes. Spread the mixture in a shallow dish and let cool for 15 minutes.
  2. Arrange 30 paper candy cups on a baking sheet. In a shallow bowl, mix the pecans with the cinnamon. Rub your hands with butter. Scoop up rounded teaspoons of the candy mixture and roll them into balls. Roll the candy in the pecan mixture and set them in a paper cup. Repeat to form the remaining candies. Serve slightly chilled or at room temperature.

Make Ahead

The candies can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Variations: The candies can also be rolled in shredded coconut, sliced almonds, chopped pistachios or rainbow sprinkles.

Photo © William Brinson Published December 2012

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