Chin chin

Chin chin is a very popular snack in Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon. Chin chin can either be hard or crunchy.

Preparation time: 1 hour

Cook time: 30 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes


– 500 grams of all purpose flour (4 cups).

– 1 teaspoon baking powder.

– A pinch of grounded nutmeg.

– 100 grams of sugar (1/2 cup).

– 115 grams unsalted butter (soften).

– 1 cup evaporated milk or water.

– 1 to 2 eggs (optional).

– A pinch of salt.

– oil for frying.


1. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and nutmeg. Add the softened unsalted butter and mix well until well incorporated.

2. In another bowl, combine egg(s), evaporated milk or water, mix well and set aside.

3. Add the egg mixture into the dry ingredients mixture. Mix well to form a dough.

4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead for some minute.

5. Roll out the dough, cut into desired sizes and shapes.

6. Heat oil on medium heat until hot. Fry the chin chin in batches and do not overcrowd the pan.

7. Fry each batches until golden brown, remove and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.

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