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
- 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.
- 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
Sounds/looks delicious! However, how much condensed milk should we use? Thanks!
On September 3, 2011 at 4:23 pm
@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.
On September 3, 2011 at 4:30 pm
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.
On September 3, 2011 at 5:37 pm
These look perfect for those days it is too hot to bake. Who am I kidding, these are perfect for any day.
On September 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm
They look amazing!
On September 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm
I love no-baked desserts. Great as an impromptu gift. 🙂
On September 3, 2011 at 9:17 pm
Maria @ Scandifoodie says:
I’m very intrigued! I’d love to try this recipe 🙂
On September 4, 2011 at 2:06 am
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.
On September 4, 2011 at 3:40 am
I love these type of egg-less and no cook versions of desserts. Looks awesome!
On September 4, 2011 at 4:27 am
What tasty little bites! They really do look insanely fudgy!
On September 4, 2011 at 5:11 am
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!
On September 4, 2011 at 8:00 am
Love these Joumana. I’m a chocolate addict so these are right up my alley!
On September 4, 2011 at 9:18 am
Angie's Recipes says:
Those chocolate bites look divine!
On September 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm
délicieuses petites gourmandises!! je ne peux faire autrement que craquer!! pas de cuisson, pas de four , que du bonheur!! merci!
On September 4, 2011 at 3:00 pm
These are the perfect cure for my “end of summer blues.” And I don’t even have to turn the oven on!
On September 4, 2011 at 6:24 pm
5 Star Foodiee says:
These bites sound scrumptious, I love the nuts here especially pistachios!
On September 4, 2011 at 7:46 pm
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.
On September 5, 2011 at 6:22 am
@Maryanne: You can omit the nuts without any problem.
On September 5, 2011 at 5:22 pm
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 🙂
On September 5, 2011 at 5:23 pm
Nuts about food says:
Bookmarking this one!
On September 6, 2011 at 3:46 am
These look fantastic. I am afraid, what to do with left over sweetened milk, I might just eat it. Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!
On September 6, 2011 at 5:08 am
Oui, Chef says:
No bake and foolproof, you didn’t need to say anything more to get my attention!
On September 6, 2011 at 7:01 am