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Coconut Brigadeiros, Get a Taste of Brazil.

Yields about 3 dozen Brigadeiros are Brazilian fudge candies made from sweetened condensed milk. They are most commonly seen in chocolate flavor, using cocoa powder and chocolate sprinkles and are very popular treats at children's birthday parties - or really any celebration. But I was most intrigued by this recipe for coconut flavored brigadeiros, because I'm a sucker for anything with coconut - especially if it involves coconut milk and toasted coconut. 1 cup sweetened condensed milk 1/2 cup coconut milk {unsweetened, not light} 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 teaspoons light corn syrup 1 1/2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut {divided} Add the condensed milk, coconut milk, unsalted butter, corn syrup, and 1/2 cup of shredded coconut to a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Turn the heat down to medium low and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the mixture thickens. This should take about 8-15 minutes depending on the heat of your stove top and the saucepan you're using. You will know the mixture is thick enough when it begins to come together in one uniform mass and you can see the bottom of the saucepan as you're stirring. {Note: Some of the mixture will stick to the bottom edges of the saucepan while it cooks, forming a brownish residue. This is okay.} Slide the mixture out into a bowl {you don't want to use a spatula here, because any residue in the bottom of the saucepan should stay there}. Let the mixture cool completely and then chill for 3-4 hours. For the coconut coating - Spread the remaining 1 cup of the shredded coconut out onto a rimmed baking sheet and toast in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to ensure even browning {watch carefully as it toasts - coconut can go from golden brown to burnt quickly!}. Remove from the oven when most of the coconut is golden brown. Place into a bowl and let cool. To assemble - With a small cookie scoop, or kitchen spoons, scoop the chilled coconut mixture and roll into 3/4" diameter balls. Drop each ball into the shredded coconut and toss gently to coat. Serve right away at room temperature, or chill until ready to serve. For a smoother, softer texture serve at room temperature. For a firmer, more truffle-like texture serve chilled. It's up to you! To make ahead - The brigadeiros can be stored in the refrigerator, in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
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