I promised to share this on the How to make coconut oil post. I’ve been pretty busy of late. #lifeofanentrepreneur. So like I mentioned on the Coconut oil post, nothing has to go to waste when making coconut oil, and I have to credit my friend Egbe Lola Ailemen for opening my eyes to many other possibilities.
This is what you can do with the chaff you get after making coconut oil. I remember when I was little I picked up every “ownerless” kobo around the house to buy coconut candy from the woman who sold it four houses away. Kids and sugar!
4 Cups Dessicated Coconut ( that is coconut chaff or some grated coconut flakes )
4 cups sugar
3 cups Water
* juice of half a slice of lemon
* 1/8 tsp salt
Put all your ingredients in a wok or pot and allow to boil. It would boil till it starts to thicken and finally all the water dries out.
At this point, start stirring constantly till it starts to turn brown then a rich golden brown.
While candy is boiling lay some foil or cling film or parchment paper on a baking tray or flat surface or normal tray.
When you have gotten a rich golden brown colour, turn off the heat and pour out of the wok or pot and unto your surface. Spread it well across the surface (you can spread it thick or thin)
Use a clean sharp knife to score the candies while they are still hot, then cut it through when it becomes warm and allow to cool completely.
*Warning! NOT SUITABLE FOR WEIGHT WATCHERS! Lol