5 crunchy African biscuits and snacks to try out for your next dessert

In as much as foreign biscuits/snacks widely consumed across Africa, there are some age-old locally made ones though not as popular that “deserve some accolades”.Since time immemorial, Africans have always been ingenious and creative with their culinary skills, and these locally made biscuits and snacks buttress that fact. If you’re having a get-together or a party for kids anytime soon and you’re looking at adding some treats on the menu, don’t go through the hassle of going to town to buy foreign-made ones. Instead, try your hands on these affordable and very easy to prepare African biscuits/snacks and you surely won’t regret it! Scroll through to read about them and learn the recipes:
Coconut Biscuits
Popularly known as Polo in Ghana, these crunchy and irresistible biscuits are prepared with desiccated coconuts, flour, sugar and salt. The mixture is fried with cooking oil.

A very popular West African snack, the main ingredient for Kuli-Kuli is peanut paste. The paste, known as Labu is mixed with salt and other spices then fried with the excess oil that is taken away from the paste. Kuli-Kuli is usually ring-shaped.


Very popular in Cameroon and other African countries, the ingredients for this crunchy fried snack include flour, butter, sugar, eggs and other preferred spices.

Condensed Milk Cookies

Known as Kondensmelk Koekies in South Africa, these very popular and addictive biscuits are usually prepared with condensed milk, flour, butter, milk, sugar, baking powder, salt and other preferred ingredients.

Coconut and Cassava Biscuits (Ayigbe biscuit)

Named after the Ewe (Ayigbe) tribe in Ghana, Ayigbe biscuit, as it known, is made with coconut and cassava flour, sugar, salt and oil.