How to Make the Perfect Nigerian Coconut Candy


There are other snacks and treats that go by the name “coconut candy,” but this article will focus on the sweet, chewy coconut candy that we create in Nigeria. Although the fresh coconut meat must be grated into tiny bits, the snack itself is relatively easy to prepare.


  • Grated coconut
  • 1 head of a fresh coconut, juice included
  • 200 grams of powdered sugar for frosting
  • Water

Make the Nigerian Coconut Candy before you begin.
When breaking the coconut, be sure to take the juice with you.
Grated the coconut into small pieces after removing it from the shells. For this job, I use the smaller openings on this grater. Grate the coconut meat rather than the shell by going across it. This will ensure that your coconut is long and thin. rather than a mass of grated coconut.


STEP 1: Fill the pot with the coconut liquid.

STEP 2: Add the powdered sugar (icing sugar). Stir.

STEP 3: Stir in the little bits of coconut.

STEP 4: To the same level as the coconut chunks, add water.

STEP 5: Put the pot on high heat with the lid on.

STEP 6: When the liquid begins to boil, keep stirring until almost all of the water has evaporated.

STEP 7: Continue stirring while reducing the heat to low.

STEP 8: You will eventually see that the items are beginning to stay together. That is the caramelization of the sugar.

STEP 9: Stir continuously until you notice a slight browning of the coconut bits.

STEP 10: Scoop the extremely hot coconut candy onto a flat dish, turn off the heat, and let it cool.


When chilled, the coconut candy ought to become sticky. Dryness is not acceptable.
It can be kept for up to a month in the freezer.
Although there is a lot of sugar used in the preparation because this is meant to be a very sweet snack, feel free to use less.
When the sugar caramel has cooled, it can be challenging to remove it from the saucepan. After preparing the snack, the easiest approach to wash this off is with very hot water.
You can use it as a dessert or a snack once it has cooled.

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