Today, I am sharing a dessert recipe from Brazil called Negrinho that Tiny made as we continue on in our study of South America. You know how we often sneak in some baking or cooking and call it history or is that social studies? We found a recipe where we had just about had all the ingredients on hand, so we whipped this up.
The book we used said that Brazilian children often make Negrinho to share with their friends at parties.
It was such an easy recipe with just a few key ingredients. Of course , it didn’t call for chocolate chips, but a little extra chocolate didn’t hurt. Well, it did call for sweetened cocoa. So we added both.
I have to admit that I have not given Tiny as much time behind the stove as I have with the other boys. Maybe its something with him being the last kid so this was a perfect chance to increase his cooking skills.
He actually is similar to Mr. Senior 2013. They both like to be cooking or at least interested in eating it. A little chocolate dessert helps to spur on those skills.
One mistake we made in making it that we won’t make next time is not letting it cook long enough. The minute the chocolate chips were finished, we were ready to eat the stuff. So instead of balls at the end, we had one long river of ewwwwy gooey chocolate goodness.
He tried to form balls but we had to put it in the refrigerator to help out. Then we ate REAL fast.
He wasn’t so sure he would liked his own cooking……………
but one bite and he was sold. It was super sweet, but sooooo good.
We love walnuts and not so much a fan of coconut, so we rolled ours in some chopped walnuts.
Absolutely delicious!! Let me know if you try it.
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