Ka'u Coffee Brigadeiros
These Brazilian-style candies won first place in the Ka'u Coffee Festival's 2012 Triple C recipe contest.
Posted By: Gwen
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Prep Time: 1 hour | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Ready In: 5 hours
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
½ cup espresso or very strong Ka’u coffee
2 TBL butter
2 tsp light corn syrup
½ cup cocoa powder
36 Ka’u coffee beans
In a medium saucepan combine condensed milk, coffee, butter and corn syrup over medium-high heat stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Once the mixture begins to boil, turn the heat down to medium-low and continue to stir for 15-25 minutes or until the mixture thickens, like fudge.
Pour the mixture into a bowl without scraping the sides of the pan, discard what remains in the pan. Allow the mixture to cool in the fridge for 3-4 hours.
Using a teaspoon, scoop the mixture and roll into balls with butter-coated hands. Dip into cocoa powder to coat and press a coffee bean on top. Enjoy!
You should know that it took me 4 attempts to get the technique for this recipe right. Don't get impatient when you are cooking the batter, it needs to be pretty thick or else it won't hold together. I just don't want anyone to get the idea that this is an easy recipe, it's not! But it is certainly delish and was worth all previous failures.