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Nigerian chin chin recipe

Sweet Crunchy African Chin Chin Recipe

Jen Sim
This sweet crunchy African Chin Chin recipe is easy to make and it's SO delicious! It is very easy to customize and is the perfect snack for kids and special occasions.
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: African, Nigerian
Keyword: chin chin recipe, snack
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Author: Jen Sim


  • Medium sized bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • Pizza Cutter


  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 1/8 tsp of baking powder
  • ¼ tsp of nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup of coconut milk
  • Coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup of butter cold
  • Oil for frying


  • Grab a medium-sized bowl. Add 3 cups of all-purpose flour, 2/3 cup of sugar, 1/8 tsp of baking powder, 1/4 tsp of nutmeg, and 3-4 tbsp of coconut flakes to the bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Then, grab ¼ cup of cold butter straight from the fridge and make sure the butter is but into equal-sized small cubes. Add the butter to the flour mix and rub the butter and flour together using your fingertips. The mixture should look like breadcrumbs. You can also use a food processor for this step.
  • Next, mix 1 egg and 2/3 cup of milk in a separate bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the butter and flour mixture and mix it with your hand or a knife until the mixture forms a dough.
  • Once the dough has formed dust flour on a surface and knead the dough until smooth, sticky and well combined. Then, use a rolling pin to flatten the dough. It should be about 1/5 inches thick. Use a pizza cutter to cut the chin chin into equal-sized cubes or any shape you desire.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan or in a deep fryer and cook chin chin until golden brown. Be careful not to add too much chin chin to the oil as you do not want it to get stuck together.
  • Add cooked chin chin to a plate with paper towels to remove excess oil. Leave to cool completely and serve!



Make sure the butter is cold before you rub it with the flour mixture. This will help you make the best dough!