A brigadeiro is a Brazilian party-time staple. They can be found individually wrapped on gas station counters, in delicate cups at classy bakeries, and by the handful at nearly every Carioca kid’s birthday bash. Best of all, you can make them yourself at home in a snap: all you need is butter, sweetened condensed milk and powdered chocolate drink mix!
Daniel Chaves studied culinary arts at Universidade Estácio de Sá before relocating to his native Rio de Janeiro with his American wife. Now partners in both their personal and professional lives, the Chaves share their days savoring life as a foodie family, sharing their travel tips and recipes for various publications.