Some typical dishes are caruru, which consists of okra, onion, dried shrimp, and toasted nuts (peanuts and/or cashews), cooked with palm oil until a spread-like consistency is reached; feijoada, a simmered bean-and-meat dish; tutu de feijão, a paste of beans and cassava flour; moqueca capixaba, consisting of slow-cooked fish, tomato, onion and garlic, topped with cilantro; and chouriço, a mildly spicy sausage. Salgadinhos, cheese buns, pastéis and coxinha are common finger food items, while cuscuz branco, milled tapioca, is a popular dessert. Brazil is also known for cachaça, a popular native liquor used in the caipirinha.
Fig, papaya, mango, orange, citron, pear, peach, pumpkin, sweet potato (among others) sweets and preserves, often eaten with solid fresh cheese and/or dulce de leche.
- Brigadeiro or negrinho
- Biscoitos de maizena (cornstarch cookies)
- Beijinho (coconut "truffles" with clove)
- Cajuzinho (peanut and cashew "truffles")
- Cocada (coconut sweet)
- Pudim de pão (literally "bread pudding", a pie made with bread "from yesterday" immersed in milk instead of flour (plus the other typical pie ingredients like eggs, sugar etc.) with dried orange slices and clove)
- Manjar (coconut pudding with caramel cover and dried plums)
- Doce de leite
- Arroz-doce or rice pudding
- Canjica (similar to rice pudding, made with white corn)
- Romeu e Julieta: Goiabada (Guava sweet) with white cheese (most often minas cheese or requeijão)
- Lemon pie (shortcrust pastry with creamy lemon-flavored filling)
- Pé-de-moleque (made with peanuts and sugar caramel)
- Paçoca (similar to Spanish polvorones, but made with peanuts instead of almonds and without addition of fats)
- Pudim de leite (similar to a flan, but done with condensed milk)
- Brigadeirão (a pudim de leite with chocolate or a chocolate cake)
- Doce de banana (different types of banana sweets, solid or creamy)
- Pamonha (a traditional Brazilian food made from fresh corn and milk wrapped in corn husks and boiled). It can be savoury or sweet.
- "Açaí na tigela" (usually consists of an açaí (Brazilian fruit) mixture with bananas and cereal or strawberries and cereal (usually granola or muslix)