Omer Recipes 2017: Day 45 | Brigadeiro

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Cap off counting of the Omer by joining us for Shavuot Ice Cream Study led by Howard Shatz: “Out of the Desert: The origins and future of the Islamic State (and what it means for Israel)”, Tuesday, May 30, 8:30pm (at the home of Rabbi Bass).
Today is 45 days, which is 6 weeks and 3 days of the Omer

Instructions for counting the omer are found on our Omer Overview Page. You can find the specific blessing for today at

And here’s today’s recipe, contributed by Rabbi B..



  • 2 cans of sweet condensed milk
  • 5 heaping tablespoons of Ghirardelli ground chocolate or Nesquick
  • 4 tablespoons of butter, plus 1 tablespoon for rolling.
  • Chocolate sprinkles for rolling the candy


  • Put all ingredients in a 6 quart pot.
  • In medium/high heat stir constantly, allowing the mixture to start boiling.
  • Keep stirring until as you stir with the spatula or wooden spoon the bottom of the pot can be seen.
  • Put the mixture on glass or ceramic pot and wait 2 hours or more, until you can handle the mixture comfortably.
  • Coat your hands with butter.
  • Take a teaspoon of the mixture, roll it on your hands until a ball is formed, and roll it to cover with chocolate sprinkles.
  • Put them on a platter, and enjoy!
Brazilians put their brigadeiros in little cupcake wrappers, but they are virtually impossible to find here, so you can leave them on a platter. They freeze really well, in an airtight container.

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