V-Day Brigadeiro Making Experience

Love may be the universal language—but chocolate is a close second!

This special Valentine’s chocolate-making experience is all about Brazil’s much loved truffle treat: the brigadeiro. It’s creamy, rich, and every chocolate lover’s dream.

In Brazil, the brigadeiro is also a symbol of bringing people together. Whether it’s for a wedding, a party, or a special occasion like Valentine’s Day, there will always be brigadeiros on the table.

With this kit you can mix different textures and limited edition Valentine’s flavors to come up with unique combinations, including some delicious specialty ‘filled’ brigadeiros. We hope you have fun creating something you can share with your closest loved ones.

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Contents

Valentine’s Kit

Makes 12-16 truffles (including 6 specialty filled brigadeiros)

Brigadeiro Centers & Shells

  • 4oz jar of Dark Chocolate
  • 4oz jar of Strawberry Balsamic
  • 6x specialty Valrhona chocolate shells

Brigadeiro Spread

  • 4oz jar of Honey Cake Brigadeiro Spread

Toppings

  • Dark chocolate sprinkles
  • Golden Sugar
  • Cocoa Nibs
  • Dried berries
  • Valentine’s blend

Utensils

  • 5 plates
  • 3 spoons
  • Brigadeiro cups
  • 2 piping bags
  • 6 pipettes

Valentine’s Kit – Vegan

Makes 12-16 truffles (including 6 specialty filled brigadeiros)

Brigadeiro Centers & Shells

  • 4oz jar of Vegan Dark Chocolate
  • 4oz jar of Vegan Strawberry Balsamic
  • 6x specialty Valrhona chocolate shells (Vegan)

Brigadeiro Spread

  • Vegan Honey Cake Brigadeiro Spread

Toppings

  • Vegan Dark chocolate sprinkles
  • Golden Sugar
  • Cocoa Nibs
  • Dried berries
  • Valentine’s blend

Utensils

  • 5 plates
  • 3 spoons
  • Brigadeiro cups
  • 2 piping bags
  • 6 pipettes

Dark Chocolate Brigadeiro

Strawberry Balsamic

Honey Cake Spread (microwavable)

Please refrigerate contents on arrival for maximum freshness and ease of use.

Unopened jars of chocolate will be fresh for 3 weeks at room temperature and 3 months if refrigerated.

After opening, brigadeiro jars and rolled brigadeiro truffles will stay fresh for at least 2 weeks if refrigerated and up to 6 months in the freezer.

All tinyB items are compostable or recyclable

TinyB is a CO2 neutral company

Instructions and ideas

Rolling Brigadeiro

Brigadeiro Kiss

Heart Shapped Brigadeiro

Chocolate Truffle Shell

Preparation:

  1. Clear a workspace and set out your kit’s contents
  2. Pour each topping onto separate plates
  3. Separate the paper cups
  4. Line up your chocolate shells, pipettes, and piping bag
  5. Open the brigadeiro containers (except the Brigadeiro Spread) and reserve a spoon for each
  6. Prepare a wipe or paper towel and a small bowl of water or butter for your hands
  7. (Optional) Our specialty brigadeiros can be filled with a ‘secret center’ like Bailey’s, Bourbon, Cointreau, peanut butter, marshmallows, jelly, and more. Gather anything from your pantry you think you might want to try!

Classic Brigadeiros

Filling: Wet or lightly butter your hands. Scoop some brigadeiro from the container and gently roll it in your hands until it is round. Roll quickly or it will become too soft to work with. You can also get creative and shape the brigadeiro into something else like a heart.

Decorating: Choose one or more toppings and roll your brigadeiro in the topping/s on the plate until evenly covered. Roll it gently in your hands to make sure the toppings are firmly stuck to the brigadeiro center. Place it in a paper cup. And that’s it. Just taste, repeat using different flavors and textures, and enjoy! Some classic flavors include: dark chocolate and cocoa nibs, strawberry balsamic and dried berries, and dark chocolate and golden sugar.

Bonus: For extra decoration and fun, fill one of your pipettes with liquor and stick it into one of your brigadeiros. To eat, just squirt the liquor into your mouth and then take a bite of the brigadeiro. Yum!

Specialty Brigadeiros

Specialty Chocolate Shell Brigadeiros

Extra Prep: Fill one quarter of your piping bag with brigadeiro by grabbing the middle of the piping bag with one hand and folding the top half of it over your hand to open it up. Gently spoon some brigadeiro into the piping bag, then twist the end until the bag meets the brigadeiro. Snip off the tip of the bag and you’re ready to go!

Filling: Take one of your chocolate shells and with a spoon or a pipette, fill it half way with your ‘secret center’ (think marshmallows, peanut butter, liquor, or jam). Next, pipe in some brigadeiro spread to ‘seal’ the chocolate shell. Finally, wet or lightly butter your hands. Scoop a small amount of brigadeiro from the container and gently press it into a flat circle before wrapping it around the outside of your chocolate shell. Roll the brigadeiro in your hands until it is covered with a thin, even layer of brigadeiro.

Decorating: Choose one or more toppings and roll your brigadeiro shell in the topping/s until evenly covered. Decorate with individual sprinkles if you like and place it in a paper cup. That’s it. You can also use a pipette to fill your chocolate shell (like with liquor or jam) or stick a filled pipette directly into a brigadeiro as decoration.

  • If your brigadeiro is too soft to roll, refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Start simple. It’s easier to blend flavors if you use 1 topping at a time.
  • For the best flavor experience, cleanse your palate between sampling brigadeiros. Sparkling water, a slice of apple, or water with lemon work well.
  • The chocolate shells make great hot chocolate ‘bombs’. Just fill and coat the shell with chocolate brigadeiro (and marshmallows if you have them) brigadeiro and drop it in a cup of hot milk!
  • The honey cake brigadeiro spread is great to use on toast or baked goods. You can also warm it in the microwave for 10 seconds and turn it into a pourable sauce for ice cream!
  • The pipettes can be cleaned and reused.

Activities

Explore Taste

Valentine’s Creativity Challenge

Set a timer for 15 minutes. Choose any chocolate, toppings, props, or at-home pantry ingredients to make the most creative Valentine’s brigadeiros. Present your creations and vote. Award categories could include: Best Overall, A for Effort, Best Sales Pitch, Most Colorful, Best Use of Tools, Most Original Flavor Combination.

Explore Taste and Texture

Foods can take on a number of different flavor and texture profiles when mixed together, such as sweet, salty, spicy, sweet & sour, fruity, classic, smooth, crunchy, and more! Choose 3 different flavor profiles and try to make 3 different brigadeiros with that in mind. What’s the most surprising flavor combination you can come up with? See how creative you can be!

Pantry Pairing

Try mixing and matching your brigadeiro centers with other pantry staples like spices, salt, cereals, cookies, and nuts to see if you can come up with a fun new combination. Or perhaps you can try mixing the brigadeiro in your coffee or hot chocolate or spreading it on a cookie to see how the flavor profile changes.

Blind Tasting

A fun game to play with your special Valentine’s someone. Set the scene with some romantic music and nice lighting. One person wears a blindfold while the other creates a special chocolate treat for their loved one to sample. The taster gets a point for each ingredient they can correctly identify before swapping roles. You can even do it at the same time for an extra sensory challenge! The prize? Well… you decide!

Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate can make almost anything taste better, especially if it’s melted. Wow your loved ones or friends with a fondue platter. Just microwave the brigadeiro spread and pour it into a small fondue bowl. Serve with a platter of fresh cut fruit like strawberries or bananas and some cookies. Everyone will love it!

The Heart Challenge

Hearts are everywhere at Valentine’s. Showcase your sculpting skills by molding and decorating a brigadeiro heart that shows off your creativity.

Ingredients

Nutritional Facts

4oz jar of Dark Chocolate Brigadeiro

4oz jar of Strawberry Balsamic Brigadeiro

4oz jar Honey Cake
Brigadeiro Spread

Toppings

Dark Chocolate Sprinkles

Ingredients: sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, milkfat, natural vanilla flavor.

Vegan Dark Chocolate Sprinkles

Ingredients: sugar, cocoa mass, low fat cocoa powder, emulsifier: lecithin (rapeseed), glazing agents: (E414, E904).

Gold Sugar

Ingredients: sugar, Corn Syrup, Gum Arabic, Soy Lecithin, Mica-based Pearlescent Pigments, Yellow 5, Red 40, Blue 2, Yellow 6, Carnauba Wax, Confectioner’s Glaze.

Allergen information:
contains soy

Cocoa Nibs

Ingredients: cocoa beans.

This product may contain traces of nuts (almond, pistachio, pecan nut, hazelnut), peanut, gluten, sesame seed, egg, milk and soy proteins. This product is made in an installation that uses milk.

Wild Berry Mix

Ingredients: Strawberry, cranberries and raspberrries

MicroDried Strawberry, cranberries and raspberries  is produced using proprietary REV (Radiant Energy Vacuum) dehydration technology.

Valentine's Blend

Lips – dextrose shape: Dextrose, Corn Starch, Dextrin, Magnesium Stearate, Gum Arabic, Artificial Flavor, Confectioner`s Glaze, Carnauba wax, cochineal.

Valentine Pink – jimmy bits: Sugar, Corn Starch, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Cottonseed and Soybean), Soy Lecithin, Dextrin, Confectioner’s Glaze, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Carnauba Wax, FD and C Red 40 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, FD and C Red 3, Red 40.

Red Dragee: Sugar, Corn Starch, Confectioner’s Glaze, FD and C Red 3, Red 40, Yellow 6, Blue 2, Carnauba Wax.

Pink Dragee: Sugar, Dextrin, Tapioca Starch, Glucose, Red 3, Red 40, Glycerin, Carnauba Wax, Gum Arabic.

Valentine (hearts) – Sprinkle MX: Sugar, Corn Starch, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Cottonseed and Soybean), Soy Lecithin, Dextrin, Confectioner’s Glaze, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Carnauba Wax.

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