Snack time! | Chin Chin

Snack time! | Chin Chin
Chin chin

Chin chin

When I was in Nigeria last week, I had some chin chin and it brought so many childhood memories. I remember my mummy making them when I was young and my job was to cut them into the tiny squares. The chin chin I ate was delicious and I quickly asked my aunt for the recipe to share with my lovely readers. I like that recipes in Nigeria are so different. I have yet to come across a recipe that is made the same way across the country. It just shows how diverse we as a country are and how no matter the difference in styles, there is always a delicious outcome.

What are chin chin? chin chin are little deep fried dough’s that have a little nutmeg. They are delicious as little treats throughout the day for the little ones and are sometimes served as small chops at events. I do not think they are as popular as when I was growing up but they are still are childhood fave and eating that little pack when I was home was one of my best moments. On the healthy scale, they are not the healthiest treat as they cannot be baked and have to be deep fried in A LOT of oil. The least I can suggest is to use whole wheat flour but even that is still deep fried and loses the healthy battle in my opinion. Instead I would suggest you make this once in a while and eat it in moderation. (Unless you do not care). Hope you enjoy these little treats they make for awesome treats to serve your guests in the summer. Enjoy the recipe.

chin chin recipe

Serves 4
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 7 minutes
Total time 27 minutes
Meal type Condiment, Snack
Misc Child Friendly
Occasion Birthday Party
Region Nigerian
Nigerian Chin chin recipe with a hint of cinnamon.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg
  • 6 cups oil (for frying)


Step 1
In a bowl mix the dry items together. Flour, salt, sugar
Step 2 Make a hole in the middle and place the two eggs and mix around.
Step 3 Also place the butter and continue to mix till you have a firm dough. (Try not to add extra butter or water)
Step 4 On a flat surface, roll out dough. Cut vertically and horizontally to create little cubes.
Step 5 Pull cubes apart and place into hot oil. Free for 8 minutes or until a nice golden brown.
Step 6 Remove and place on paper towels to remove excess oils.


These chin chin had a taste of cinnamon because I love cinnamon. It was an awesome substitute!

chin chin 11

Do not be like me and get distracted on the phone and slightly burn a not do it. 😛

chin chin 2

Delish! I didn’t eat em tho..shall to my “guinea pig” that eats everything I cook really…without protest too. 😀

Till next time




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  1. Cookie Maduk Says: July 19, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Soo making this!!! Thanks hun!

  2. Kevinson, Julia Says: June 5, 2014 at 5:21 am

    I do bake my chin-chin….so delish!

  3. What if I add a little home-made caramel sauce ‘to shake it up a lil’?do you think it will come out wrong?pls reply.thanKs a lot.

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