This Nigerian coconut candy is a popular street snack enjoyed by Nigerians and is eaten by itself, or can be served as a topping for ice-cream, yogurt, and even with garri.
1large old coconut
To extract the meat from the coconut, hit the coconut in the middle (between the eyes and the pointy tip) over a bowl preferably with a hammer, or with a blunt heavy object. Rotate the coconut making sure you are still hitting the middle until it cracks into halves.
You might be able to simply pry the flesh of the coconut off the hard shell with a butter knife. If this is somewhat difficult to do, simply place the coconut in a 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 15 minutes, and the shell should come off easily with a butter knife once it is out of the oven.
Shred the coconut meat, using the medium side of a box grater.
In a large dry pan on medium heat, place the shredded coconut with sugar and salt. Stir continuously
Once the coconut begins to brown at the tip, turn the heat down to low, and continue to stir and toast until it turns golden brown. The coconut shreds should be no longer be moist once it is done
If you do not have a pan large enough to fit in all the coconut, split the ingredients into three, and make the coconut candy in batches
Allow to cool before serving.
Nigerian Coconut Candy Nutrition and Calories
Nigerian Coconut Candy Recipe as retrieved from yummymedley.com