Chocolate bites

September 3, 2011  •  Category: ,


Ten minutes.

No baking is involved, no eggs, minimal measuring, foolproof.

The taste of these bites is similar to the Brazilianbrigadeiros, but they are a lot easier to make, since there is no cooking of anything (fudgy).

This recipe is adapted from Marlene Mattar’s Ma’edat Marlene; she adds melted white chocolate on top in a swirl pattern.

INGREDIENTS: 36 pieces (using an 8X8inch pan)

  • 2 cups of cookie crumbs, such as Digestive biscuits or graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup of melted unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of sweetened condensed milk (add a few tablespoons more if the dough is too dry)
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder (Dutch-process better)
  • 2/3 cup of coarsely and finely  chopped nuts (walnut, pistachios, pecans, almonds)
  • 1/2 cup of shredded coconut (optional)
  • Extra nuts or shredded coconut to coat or garnish


  1. Place the cookie crumbs, cocoa powder, coconut (if using), nuts (fine and coarse),  in the bowl of a food processor or mixer; mix thoroughly and add the melted butter, then add the condensed milk. You should get a thick and moist dough.
  2. Transfer the dough to a pan lined with wax paper. Press on it using a large sheet of plastic wrap under your fingertips to extend the dough all over the pan as evenly as possible. Cover with the plastic wrap and place in the fridge for a couple of hours. Cut in small squares, garnish with a nut if desired, or chocolate sprinkles or some melted chocolate, and serve.

NOTE: I added the coarsely chopped nuts for looks; the finely chopped nuts are added to give the sweets some richness and fudginess. You could do one or the other or a mixture of both.


22 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Marilyn says:

    Sounds/looks delicious! However, how much condensed milk should we use? Thanks!

    • Joumana says:

      @Marilyn: I added the amount in the recipe just now; I used about 1 cup (1/4 cup less than a standard can); use more, one tablespoon at a time) if the dough seems too dry. You want the dough to be moist but very firm.

  2. T and Tea Cake says:

    I read ten minutes. I read foolproof. I read the instructions. I believe you.

    They look just so appetizing. Noone would know just how simple they are to make.


  3. Margaret says:

    These look perfect for those days it is too hot to bake. Who am I kidding, these are perfect for any day.

  4. Rosa says:

    They look amazing!



  5. kim says:

    I love no-baked desserts. Great as an impromptu gift. 🙂

  6. Maria @ Scandifoodie says:

    I’m very intrigued! I’d love to try this recipe 🙂

  7. Nadji says:

    Dans ma version, il n’y a pas de noix de coco et pas de pistaches, seulement de la poudre d’amandes.
    Je note. Le vert des pistaches me fait craquer.
    A très bientôt.

  8. PJ says:

    I love these type of egg-less and no cook versions of desserts. Looks awesome!

  9. Joanne says:

    What tasty little bites! They really do look insanely fudgy!

  10. Jamie says:

    Oooh the only thing I love better than a chocolate treat is foolproof! Wow! I have long wanted to make chocolate candies or petits fours and these are just fantastic!

  11. MyLittleExpatKitchen says:

    Love these Joumana. I’m a chocolate addict so these are right up my alley!

  12. Angie's Recipes says:

    Those chocolate bites look divine!

  13. kouky says:

    délicieuses petites gourmandises!! je ne peux faire autrement que craquer!! pas de cuisson, pas de four , que du bonheur!! merci!

  14. Claudia says:

    These are the perfect cure for my “end of summer blues.” And I don’t even have to turn the oven on!

  15. 5 Star Foodiee says:

    These bites sound scrumptious, I love the nuts here especially pistachios!

  16. Maryanne Smith says:

    I would try my hands on this anytime. they not only look delicious but also, they sem easy to prepare. I was just wondering if I can reduce the quantity of nuts.

  17. Magic of Spice says:

    Wow, these are just delightful and so easy to prepare…I have everything except the biscuits, will want to try these 🙂

  18. Cindy says:

    These look fantastic. I am afraid, what to do with left over sweetened milk, I might just eat it. Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Oui, Chef says:

    No bake and foolproof, you didn’t need to say anything more to get my attention!

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