How to make Nigerian Coconut Candy Snack

Prep time:  15mins 

• Cook Time:25mins 

• Total time: 40mins 

• Makes: 6 


• 200g Granulated Sugar 

• 1½ cup Water 

• 220g Coconut flesh 


Step 1: Wash & Grate the coconut flesh; Set Aside 

Step 2: In a small sauce pan, put the sugar & water & leave to boil for about 12mins on medium heat till the mixture begins to thicken. 

Step 3: Gently Add the grated coconut & stir continuously for 8 mins till you notice the sugar caramelizing (You’d notice when it starts turning brown). To prevent it from burning underneath, turn down the burner temperature to the lowest and leave for another 5 mins (Keep stirring intermittently) 

Step 4: Turn off the Burner and scoop the hot coconut and sugar caramel mixture onto a flat plate with a spoon. As the candy cools, it firms up (Including the runny caramel). 

Step 5: Leave for about 3 – 4 Hours to harden completely. 


P.S: If you love your candy Hard and crunchy, you’d only need Two ingredients; Sugar and Grated coconut. Just pour the sugar in the sauce pan and leave to melt & caramelize. Add the Grated coconut and keep stirring continuously till the Caramel mixes completely with the coconut. Leave to cool before rolling into balls – Also leave to cool further & harden. The end result is a crunchy set of coconut candy