World Chocolate Day: A Brazilian Twist on a Sweet Chocolate

World Chocolate Day: A Brazilian Twist on a Sweet Chocolate

Hello, chocolate lovers! As we celebrate World Chocolate Day, Let’s take you on the journey to the heart of Brazil, home of the delectable treat known as Brazilian Chocolate Truffles also known as 'Brigadeiro'. But why “Brazilian Chocolate Truffles?” Read more to find out the intriguing history behind this.

The Brazilian Chocolate Story

Brazil has a rich history with chocolate, dating back to the 17th century when cacao trees (also called cocoa) were first planted in the northeastern part of the country. But the star of our story today, the Brigadeiro, is a relatively recent invention. 

Brigadeiros were introduced in Brazil in the 1940s, during World War II. At that time, there was a shortage of imported sweets due to the war, so Brazilians started making their own sweets using local ingredients. 

The brigadeiro was created as a result of this, and it quickly became popular due to its simplicity and delicious taste. It was named after Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes, a Brazilian Air Force brigadier general who ran for president in 1945.

Let’s make Brazilian Chocolate truffles the right way

Now, let's bring Brazil into your kitchen with a Cookd recipe for Brazilian Chocolate Truffles.


- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk

- 2 tablespoons of butter

- 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder

- Chocolate sprinkles for decoration


  1. In a saucepan, combine the condensed milk, butter, and cocoa powder.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and starts to pull away from the pan.
  3. Refrigerate and let the mixture cool, then roll into small balls and cover with chocolate sprinkles.
  4. Now you have your own Brazilian chocolate truffles also known as Brigaderio.

Wrapping Up

So, there you go!! Let’s recap what we did!

We went on a journey into Brazilian chocolate history and we learned how to make that recipe that brings a piece of Brazilian history right into your kitchen. This World Chocolate Day, let's celebrate not just the taste of chocolate, but the stories and cultures it represents. 

Remember, every chocolate has a story, and today, we've just added a chapter to our chocolate tale. Happy World Chocolate Day!