Kokoro, a delightful Nigerian snack, is made from cornmeal and sugar, offering a sweet and crunchy taste. Easy to prepare, this treat is a favorite among all ages, perfect for snacking.

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes


Servings: 1
  • 2 cups
    Cornmeal (yellow or white)
  • 1/2 cup
    Sugar adjust to taste
  • 1/4 cup
  • 1/4 cup
    Vegetable oil
  • 1 pinch
  • 1/2 tsp
    Cayenne pepper optional


  1. Combine the cornmeal, sugar, salt, and cayenne pepper (if using) in a mixing bowl.

  2. Add water and vegetable oil gradually to the dry ingredients. Mix well to form a stiff dough. You may need to adjust the water or cornmeal.

  3. Take a small portion of the dough and shape it into a cylindrical or oval, about 2-3 inches long. You can also use your fingers to create decorative patterns on the Kokoro.

  4. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°).

  5. Place the shaped dough on a baking tray and bake for 20-30 minutes or till golden brown.

  6. Allow the kokoro to cool completely before serving. They will become crisp as they cool down.

  7. Enjoy your homemade Nigerian kokoro as a crunchy snack!


Adjust the sweetness and spice level according to your taste. Enjoy the satisfying crunch of homemade Kokoro!


Cuisines: Nigerian
Keywords: Cornmeal Snack, Nigerian Kokoro, Sweet Cornmeal Treat
Difficulty: Level 1 (easy)
Cooking time: 30-45 minutes
Number ingredients: 5-10 ingredients
Taste: Savory, Spicy
Preparation method: Frying
Type of dish: accompaniments, Appetizer, Snacks
Campaigns: VeggieChallenge