Brazil, Chudda's Cuisine/Lounge
Nov 06, 2015


A combination of  two countrie’s favorite sweets. From Brazil, brigadeiro – a chocolate truffle, and from the USA – a peanut butter cookie. Those flavors together are just perfect especially when the brigadeiro peanut butter cookie cups are warm and melting in your mouth.

Most of the time when we are cooking and combining flavors we have no idea how it turns out. Sometimes it doesn’t turn out they way we were expecting but most of the time it just surprises us. It happened with this brigadeiro peanut butter cookie cup. The crunchiness of the peanut butter cookie combined with the softness of the brigadeiro… Just perfect!!

Marilyn came up with the idea of the peanut butter flavor to go along with the brigadeiro. Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic match in the US, but not so in Brazil.  As a chef for so long I believe that it becomes so natural to mix things up to discover new flavors and combine those that are familiar to accent food from other cultures. When I think about Brazilian food I want it as original  as possible, maybe because I don’t eat Brazilian food everyday anymore.

This recipe is easy, fast and fun to make it. These chocolate bites would be perfect for any party and any occasion.



  • 1¼ C. Alll purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ c. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1¼ c. peanut butter (we used creamy, but you could use crunchy)
  • ¾ c. sugar
  • ½ c. packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 T. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Granulated sugar on a plate for rolling cookies.
  • Brigadeiro
  • Recipe brigadeiro
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a kitchenaid mixer combine butter and peanut butter and beat together until combined and fluffy. Add the sugars and beat again until smooth.
  5. Add the egg and mix well.
  6. Add milk and vanilla extract.
  7. Add the flour a little at a time and beat just until combined.
  8. Spray a 12 tin muffin tin with pan spray.
  9. Roll dough into teaspoon size balls.
  10. Roll in the sugar and place into the muffin tin.
  11. Carefully press down the dough so it covers the bottom and comes up the sides.
  12. This dough will puff up so make sure to keep it thin.
  13. Continue with remaining dough.
  14. Cook for approximately 10-12 minutes or until the edges are slightly crispy.
  15. Push down any dough that has risen too much while warm to be sure there is room for the brigadeiro. Let cool in tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a rack to cool completely.
  16. Fill the cups with the brigadeiro.


We read an article in The Gothamist called, “Paris is obsessed with Brooklyn & it’s getting weird“.  This was so interesting and hilarious at the same time.  Paris is obsessed with trendy Brooklyn all the way from it’ signage to it’s decorating.  Only a few weeks earlier, Vogue had an article about how Parisian guys are dressing like guys from Brooklyn.  What a change having the French freak out over something American LOL!

Beijos e Tchau!


Ludmilla Ramos and Marilyn Chudda
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  1. Candy - 06/11/2015 - 12h00

    These look delicious. Love they are bite size.

  2. January - 06/11/2015 - 13h56

    These look so good!! Great mini treat to have at holiday parties.

  3. Christine - 06/11/2015 - 14h51

    They look so irresistible!

  4. Jamie | The Kitchenarium - 06/11/2015 - 16h28

    How delicious! My daughter oddly enough has been asking for me to make something with peanut butter and chocolate. It looks like I don’t need to look any further. Pinning this one for sure!

  5. Jes - 06/11/2015 - 16h48

    These look so good! Can’t wait to try them.

  6. Hayli - 06/11/2015 - 19h09

    These remind me of the little peanut butter cookies with the “kisses” on top- only they look about 50 times better with that chocolate filling

  7. Aarika - 06/11/2015 - 21h07

    What a beautiful combination of flavor and culture! These cookies look absolutely divine. I cannot wait to try your recipe over the holidays. Cheers!

  8. Leah - 06/11/2015 - 21h28

    What a twist on the original! Yum!

  9. Jenn - 06/11/2015 - 22h19

    I’m certain I could eat this whole batch myself!! YUM!

  10. Amanda {Striped Spatula} - 06/11/2015 - 22h36

    These look fantastic! A friend of mine has been teaching me Costa Rican cooking recently and it’s been so great to see the delicious things you can make with Sweetened Condensed Milk. Can’t wait to try your Brazilian brigadeiro in these cookies!

  11. Heaven - 06/11/2015 - 23h36

    Yum, yum, yum! I love a good chocolate truffle, and the peanut butter cup is a great touch. Stopping by from Food Gawker. Pinned!

  12. Boastful Food - 07/11/2015 - 00h05

    What a perfect little mouthful.!

  13. Kam Kay - 07/11/2015 - 02h08

    The cookie cups are so cute. Must be so yummy!

  14. Adriana @changingplate - 07/11/2015 - 03h49

    Again! Another fantastic recipe….pinned for later! X

  15. Mary - 07/11/2015 - 04h21

    These look amazing, all my favorite flavors. Perfect dessert for holiday get togethers.

  16. Claire - 08/11/2015 - 01h43

    I have never heard of these before but they look SO good!

  17. Dalia - 08/11/2015 - 08h02

    Ludmilla these are fabulous! I love brigadeiro and beijinhos so much 🙂 I had Brazilian friends who taught everything I know about Brazil and these were part of every birthday party I was invited to and I was so surprised to find them sold on the beach at Santa Catarina. I love that peanut butter twist, def wanna make and try them!

    • Wow!! That’s awesome to hear!!! Brazilians are obsessed with brigadeiros, you are right!! 🙂

      I can’t wait to hear your feedback about these little cups!!

      Beijos e Tchau!


  18. Kathrina - 12/11/2015 - 18h54

    You have made the perfect treat! I love brigadeiros and my husband is a peanut butter lover. I can’t wait to try these this weekend!

  19. Shiho - 12/11/2015 - 19h01

    They look so cute and yummy. I love peanut butter and they are perfect party food. Thank you for sharing.

  20. Heidi @ Food Doodles - 12/11/2015 - 19h59

    Wow, these look amazing! Great combination of flavors and I just love your pictures! 🙂

  21. AiPing | Curious Nut - 13/11/2015 - 03h59

    I love it that you combine flavors especially from difference cuisines. I’ll take them all!

  22. Annie @ Annie's Noms - 13/11/2015 - 08h16

    These are so cute! But I bet I’d eat them all! They look amazing!

  23. nicole - 13/11/2015 - 18h34

    omg! stop! like you said — the best of two worlds! can not wait to try this 🙂 🙂

  24. Katie @ 24 Carrot Life - 14/11/2015 - 20h19

    These are the cutest, most delicious looking little bites ever! And I love the video!

  25. Sabrina Modelle - 14/11/2015 - 21h12

    OMG it’s like a match made in heaven bigadeiro + peanut butter cookies. This is a must-try!

  26. jacqueline | i sugar coat it! - 14/11/2015 - 22h53

    Peanut butter and chocolate AND bite-sized… I am so in!! YUMMMMM!

  27. Manal Obieda - 15/11/2015 - 05h37

    Delicious!! I have been making these for a while and they are on my catering menu….a fantastic recipe…and your pics made them look soooo good…

  28. Amanda@ChewTown - 18/11/2015 - 22h37

    They look absolutely delicious! I would have trouble not eating the whole lot of them if they were in front of me!!

    • Amanda,

      I had to give some of these cookies right way to my neighbors before I eat everything!! Isn’t sad that I have no control… lol

      Beijos e Tchau!

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