Qumbe (East African Coconut Candy)

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  • Published Nov 13th
  • Ready In45m
  • Servings36
  • Calories280
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!

Qumbe (East African Coconut Candy) Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Qumbe (East African Coconut Candy) for 36 servings:

  • 2 cups unsweetened grated coconut
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 ⅓ cups white sugar
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened grated coconut, or as needed (optional)

Qumbe (East African Coconut Candy) Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook5m
  • Ready In45m

To cook Qumbe (East African Coconut Candy), you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Qumbe (East African Coconut Candy) is about 5 minutes , and you can serve your Qumbe (East African Coconut Candy) within 45 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Qumbe (East African Coconut Candy) easily:

  1. 1 Combine 2 cups grated coconut and coconut milk in a bowl until thoroughly mixed.
  2. 2 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.
  3. 3 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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 280 calories; 28.8 g of carbohydrate; 0 mg of cholesterol; 18.4 g of fat; 4 g of fiber; 3.6 g of protein; 12.2 g of saturatedFat; 8 mg of sodium; 24 g of sugar;

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