This coffee brigadeiro is not only easy to make but also has a complex, deep chocolate flavor that will make you want more.
Are you a coffee lover with a sweet tooth? Then today’s recipe is right up your alley!
This gourmet brigadeiro is easy to make and has a fruity, nutty, and complex, deep chocolate flavor enhanced by the coffee.
As the chocolatey fudge melts in your mouth, the flowery coffee flavor brushes over your taste buds, and—here goes a tip—have a cup of coffee in hand. It is a delicious combination. Thank me later!
This brigadeiro recipe
The idea for this incredible recipe came from Cathy from Indiana. She sent me a lovely email and suggested adding espresso to the traditional brigadeiro recipe.
Why haven’t I thought of that before?
I’m a helpless coffee and chocolate lover, so needless to say that this brigadeiro is already my favorite of all, right?
I’m so thankful she suggested this twist because I drink a lot of coffee every day as a Brazilian born and bred. We have a strong coffee culture in the country. After all, Brazilian coffee is the most consumed worldwide.
Beyond that, if you take a look at our desserts, you will see that we have a sweet tooth too.
Anyway, if you’re curious about our cuisine, you might want to read up about traditional Brazilian food.
How can to store your coffee brigadeiros
You can keep it for up to 4-5 days in an airtight container at room temperature.
They last longer than that, but the truffles become a little dry as the days go by.
Because this recipe calls for chocolate, the brigadeiro balls become too hard when kept in the fridge.
Other brigadeiro variations you might like
- Beijinho (Little kiss) – Beijinho is a tropical coconut brigadeiro.
- Strawberry brigadeiro – Children’s all-time favorite made with milk powder.
- Pumpkin brigadeiro and vanilla brigadeiro – These are fall-friendly versions of this sweet.
- White chocolate brigadeiro – Mouthwatering white chocolate fudge with a tad of alcohol and vanilla.
Here are all of my brigadeiro variation recipes.
Tips for making a delicious coffee brigadeiro
- For this recipe, I use instant espresso powder to accent and enrich the chocolate flavor; however, you can use your preferred coffee type. On a side note, I LOVE this Brazilian instant coffee.
- I dredged my brigadeiros in cocoa powder because I like the sweet and bitter flavors together. However, it is a bit messy to eat it because the powder sticks to everything. Feel free to use something else to dredge, such as minced nuts, chocolate sprinkles, granulated sugar, etc.
- To achieve a uniform look, weigh each brigadeiro ball before rolling them. I used about 15 grams for each truffle.
How to make coffee brigadeiro
Here’s the instruction on how to make this coffee brigadeiro. As always, the printable recipe follows at the bottom.
First, grease a plate with butter and set aside.
Once the brigadeiro mix is warm, add the chocolate chips and espresso powder. Continue stirring.
The mixture thickens after about 15 minutes, and once you can run your spoon through the middle of it without it running back together for 2-3 seconds, it is done.
Pour the mixture into the greased plate, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
In the meantime, place the candy cups on a serving plate and the dredging of your choice in a bowl.
Once the 1 hour is over, slightly wet your hands, put a tablespoon of the chewy mixture on your hands, and roll into a small ball. Cover with the dredging, and transfer to the candy cups.
Serve with a cup of freshly brewed coffee! Yum, enjoy it!
- Grease a plate with butter and set aside.
- In a medium non-stick pan, combine the sweetened condensed milk, table cream, cocoa powder, and salt over medium-low heat---always stirring with a spatula or wooden spoon.
- Once the brigadeiro mix is warm, add the chocolate chips and espresso powder. Continue stirring.
- The mixture thickens after about 15 minutes, and once you can run your spoon through the middle of it without it running back together for 2-3 seconds, it is done.
- Pour the mixture into the greased plate, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
- In the meantime, place the candy cups on a serving plate and the dredging of your choice in a bowl.
- Once the 1 hour is over, slightly wet your hands, put a tablespoon of the chewy mixture on your hands, and roll into a small ball. Cover with the dredging, and transfer to the candy cups.
- Serve with a cup of freshly brewed coffee! Yum, enjoy it!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 44mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
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