Gooey, fudgy, dense and addictive. Mmmm….These decadent little chocolate fudge balls are so loved in Brazil. Traditionally, brigadeiros (Brazilian Fudge Balls) a simple and easy mixture of sweetened cocoa powder, condensed milk and butter and some use heavy cream which needed to be cooked to a fudge state and later formed into little balls and rolled in chocolate sprinkles which are made out of vegetable fats. But the not so good ingredients here say it all that a simple switched into a healthier version to raw/vegan luxurious ball is healthy enough to be eaten as a daily treat (Yes, daily. I eat it for breakfast!)

What you’ll need:

3/4 raw cacao powder
3/4 cup melted cacao butter
2 cups cashews (soaked 4-6 hours for easy blending)
3/4 cup of light agave or maple syrup (you can use honey but certain honey will alter the taste)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 – 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp seasalt
some cacao nibs or toasted dessicated coconut

make it happen:

Blend all ingredients using a high speed blender except for the cacao butter and cacao nibs
Add the cacao butter slowly into the blender until it is all well incorporated
Pour all mixture into a bowl and cover with a cling wrap and place in fridge for about 20 mins to firm up for easy scooping into a ball mould
I used a small ice cream scoop or you can use a TBSP/TSP measuring spoon and roll into a ball and coat on your toppings
keep in fridge for up to 2 weeks but it should be gone within days


Been a raw/vegan/vegetarian for 13 years and still strong counting. I had no formal training but I put in many hours with heart & soul in handcrafting & tweaking every recipes here by going thru' stacks & stacks of cooking books & turning cooking show recipes into a green meals. My many thumbs up from family is my big milestone & it brought us closer than ever!

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