The brigadeiro ( Portuguese for Brigadier); is a common Brazilian delicacy, created in 1940. It is common throughout the entire country, as well as in Portugal, and is present in practically all the major Brazilian celebrations. Other types of Brazilian delicacies are cajuzinho and beijinho.
The brigadeiro is made from condensed milk, cocoa powder, butter and chocolate sprinkles to cover the outside layer. It can be cooked in the oven or the microwave, in the form of individual little balls. It can also be eaten straight from the pot once it is done cooking.
The information regarding when and where the brigadeiro was invented is uncertain. As far as the creators of this treat, it is also uncertain of the nationality of the individuals.
Brigadeiro is a station on Line 2 (Green) of the São Paulo Metro.