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[Photograph: Melody Kramer]

If you're looking for a quick and easy way to celebrate Carnival, try these Brazilian confections. Named after Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes, a Brazilian air force leader who ran for president several times during the 1940s, the treats are made from just condensed milk, chocolate milk powder, butter, and sprinkles.

The result of the simple recipe is a truffle-like sweet with a rich chocolate flavor. Serve them alongside some Caipirinhas to celebrate the last days before Lent.

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