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Chocolate Puff Puff

Chocolate Puff Puff - deep fried dough that is slightly crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside with a touch of sweetness paired with chocolate sauce that is ready to swoon you over. A sweet version of the classic and popular African snacks Puff Puff.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine African
Keyword chocolate, puff puff
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 16 - balls
Calories 283kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • ½ Tablespoon salt
  • 1/2- 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • ¼ cup butter 57 grams
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 1/2 cups flour may need to add about 2 tablespoons if mixture too light
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • Oil for deep frying

Chocolate sauce

  • 1 cup chocolate semi sweet and milk chocolate
  • ¼ cup cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Mix salt, sugar, water, and yeast. Set aside for 5 minutes
  • Melt butter with milk in the microwave
  • Add melted butter , egg and milk to the yeast mixture , followed by flour and cocoa powder and mix thoroughly with spoon or hands
  • Let the mixture rise for approximately 1- 2 hours
  • In a large, sauce pan pour vegetable oil into a pot, until it is at least 3 inches (or about 5 centimeters) high (too little will result in flatter balls), and place on low heat.
  • Test to make sure the oil is hot enough by putting a ‘drop’ of batter into the oil. If it is not hot enough, the batter will stay at the bottom of the pot rather than rising to the top.
  • Using your hands grab a little bit of mixture at time and drop in the oil
  • When the oil is hot enough, use a spoon to dish up the batter, and another spoon or spatula to drop it in the oil, sort of in the shape of a ball.
  • Fry for a few minutes until the bottom side is golden brown.
  • Turn the ball over and fry for a few more minutes until the other side is golden brown.
  • Use a large spoon or something like that to take it out of the oil. I usually place them on napkins right away to soak up some of the excess oil.
  • Melt cream, butter and chocolate chips and mix.
  • Serve chocolate sauce with these puff-puff.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.9mg