Shuku Shuku (Nigerian Coconut Balls)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a popular Nigerian dessert. Untested by me, posted for ZWT III, from


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the coconut, sugar and egg yolks to form a stiff dough. Squeeze into 1 inch balls, and roll each ball in flour to coat.
  3. Place on a baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden.
Most Helpful

5 5

I had a couple of egg yolks left after making meringues, and found this to be the ideal recipe to use them in, quick, simple and delicious as well,,,can't go wrong.

5 5

Wonderful! Followed the recipe exactly and they came out great -- they tasted a lot like macaroons. Delicious!

5 5

I made this exactly as written and it was excellent! I used the recommended 1/4 cup sugar (ran regular sugar through my food processor till powdery). They weren't real sweet, which is nice for a change, and allowed the coconut to really shine through! Added crushed, slivered almonds to the second batch, which turned out to be an excellent touch! Great with tea or coffee!