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.
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.Print Pin
- Large bowl
- Baking pan
- 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