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These Healthy Brigadeiros are ULTRA fudgy, smooth, and creamy, with a slight crunch from the chocolate sprinkles. The taste is SPOT ON! You'd never guess that these Brazilian chocolate truffles are made with healthier ingredient swaps to make them lower in calories, fat, and sugar compared to the original.
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Healthier Brigadeiros

Servings: 26 Brigadeiros
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
These Healthier Brigadeiros are ULTRA fudgy, creamy, and they melt in your mouth! You'd never know they're lower calorie, fat, and sugar than the original.



  • In a small saucepan, whisk together the Truvia Cane Sugar Blend, dried nonfat milk, and xanthan gum. Whisk in the evaporated milk and place over medium-low heat. Whisk occasionally until warm and the Truvia dissolves completely (~5 minutes).
  • Add the butter and whisk occasionally until completely melted.
  • Whisk in the cocoa powder and salt. Whisk vigorously until completely combined.
  • Add the chocolate and whisk occasionally until completely melted. Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract. Pour the mixture into a heatproof bowl and let cool slightly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and fill a bowl with the chocolate vermicelli.
  • Portion out the chilled chocolate mixture using a small cookie scoop, toss in the chocolate vermicelli, and roll to coat. Place the finished brigadeiros on the cookie sheet or in small paper candy cups. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Nutrition Facts
Healthier Brigadeiros
Amount Per Serving (1 Brigadeiro)
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 25mg1%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Candy, Fudge