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Shuku Shuku (Coconut Balls)

Shuku Shuku (Coconut Balls) - quick and easy, addictive, sweet bite-sized African treats made with coconut flakes and few other ingredients. So good that you'd popping these one after the other!
Course Snack
Cuisine African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 - 12 balls
Calories 123kcal
Author Imma


  • 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean or 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup flour or self rising flour


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Align cookie sheet with parchment or foil paper, coat with cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the coconut flakes , eggs, and sugar.
  • Split open vanilla bean and scrape the the inside with the dull side of a knife add it to the coconut mixture . Mix well until all the mixture is fully combined .
  • Scoop a spoonful of mixture using your hands, roll it into bite size balls. Then roll each coconut ball in flour and place on an baking sheet. Bake approximately for 15 -20 minutes or until it slightly turns brown. Cool and store in an air tight container.


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.5mg