Docinhos de castanha do Pará
(Brazil Nut Candy)

One more party recipe, also easy to make. Don't forget to get pretty paper cups for these too! Better stock up on those, there are so many similar recipes...

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1/2 lb finely chopped Brazil nuts

2 Tbsp of unsalted butter or tub margarine (you can use only 1 Tbsp and it will still work out)

2 heaping Tbsp of Nestlé Quick or 1 Tbsp of Quick and 1 of Hershey's Cocoa.  

In a heavy saucepan mix chocolate with condensed milk and nuts and add the margarine. Cook in low heat stirring constantly until you can see the bottom of the pan. Continue to stir for another two minutes. Pour onto a plate and let cool completely before you form the little balls (I usually leave it in the cupboard until next day). Butter your hands slightly to form the little balls. Roll the balls in chocolate powder or jimmies and put them in small paper cups.

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