Recently I was planning an African-themed party, and I came across a recipe for a Somali snack by this name. The first version I tried was a little too sweet for me, and the consistency was all wrong for rolling into balls. I made some adjustments in the proportions, and this is the result. Yum!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine 2 cups grated coconut and coconut milk in a bowl until thoroughly mixed.

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  • Place sugar in a saucepan over medium heat; cook, stirring frequently, until sugar is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in coconut mixture and almond flour until well combined; cool until easily handled.

  • Roll coconut mixture into bite-size balls. Pour 1/4 cup grated coconut into a bowl and roll balls in coconut until coated. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

This tasty snack is gluten-free, but the almond meal could be switched out for flour (wheat, soy, whatever) if you can't eat nuts.

Coconut cream can be used in place of the coconut milk, if desired.

The mixture will be gooey, but it will probably still be easier to roll than you might expect. If it isn't, add more almond flour a little at a time till of rollable consistency.

Nutrition Facts

280.1 calories; 3.6 g protein; 28.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 7.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2016
Pretty tasty and fairly easy to make. I might try toasting the coconut used for coating the outsides. Watch your temperature for step 2 it'll sneak up on you. Use wet hands to form the balls. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2016
Pretty tasty and fairly easy to make. I might try toasting the coconut used for coating the outsides. Watch your temperature for step 2 it'll sneak up on you. Use wet hands to form the balls. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2017
Very good! I mixed the Almond flour in with the coconut and coconut milk and then added the entire mixture to the sauce pan with the melted sugar. make sure you add the coconut mixture to the pot with the sugar do not try to add the sugar to the bowl with the coconut it does not end well. Next time I might try coating them in chocolate before rolling it in coconut or som3how incorporating chocolate Read More
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