Coconut Balls (Shuku Shuku)

Shuku Shuku is a sweet tasting Nigerian snack and street food that has been fully embraced by Nigeria’s neighboring countries in West Africa. Along with Shuku Shuku, West Africa also has delicious double-named snack foods like Chin Chin and Puff Puff. These morsels can be eaten any time of day for a nice treat.

Nigerian Shuku Shuku Coconut Balls

Shuku Shuku- Nigerian Coconut Balls

Shuku Shuku is quick and easy to make. These addictive, sweet, bite-sized treats are made with coconut flakes and 5 other ingredients. They're perfect for popping in your mouth for a snack or dessert.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: African, nigeria, West Africa
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 18
Author: My Hungry Traveler


  • Large bowl
  • Baking pan
  • Plate


  • 2 cups Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 4 large Egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup or honey
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ½ tsp Vanilla extract (or ¼ tsp nutmeg)
  • ½ cup Flour, self-rising or all-purpose


  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a cookie sheet with parchment and coat with cooking spray. Place flour on a plate.
  • Combine coconut, egg yolks, vanilla, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Mix well until mixture is fully combined.
  • Scoop a spoonful of mixture with your hands and roll into golf ball-sized balls. Coat balls in flour and place on baking tray.
  • Bake until they turn a light 'brown, about 15-20 minutes. Cool and store in an airtight container.


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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