Simple Recipe for Chin Chin

This is a very common snack among Nigerians. Apparently, Every Nigerian probably eats chin chin and why not? One will rarely find a Nigerian that doesn’t eat chin chin. It is a snack that is quite filling and delicious also, and quite a number Ghanaians are in love with the snack. You do not have to buy it out. Why not make some at home?

Below is an easy recipe on how to make chin chin

Ingredients for Chin Chin

  • 8 cups (1kg) plain flour (all purpose flour)
  • ¾ cup (150ml) evaporated milk (Peak Milk) / 150g powdered milk
  • 1¼ cups (275g) granulated sugar
  • 250g margarine
  • 2 medium nutmegs | 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • Tasteless and odourless vegetable oil (for frying)


1. Mix the milk and sugar in a bowl and leave to soak.
2.  Then add 150ml of water for soft chin chin (75ml of water for crunchy chin chin), mix and leave to soak.

3. In a separate bowl, mix the ground nutmeg and flour, then rub the margarine into the flour till it has mixed well with the flour, leaving no lumps.
4. Add the sugar/milk mixture to the margarine/flour mixture and mix by hand till a smooth dough is achieved.
5. Place the dough on a flat surface and start kneading gently with a dough roller.
6. When the dough is flat, cut into desired sizes.
7. Deep-fry in hot vegetable oil.
8. While frying, continuously stir the chin chin till you get a golden brown color.
9. Scoop the fried pieces into a flat tray to dry and cool down quickly.
10. When the chin chin had cooled down completely, store in a dry, airtight container.
11. Serve with a chilled drink.

This video by All Nigerian Recipe will also help you

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