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Garri Truffle

I know I say this lot of times that I get excited each time I create a special recipe. Really this time, I am super excited to share this amazing sweet nibble with you all. I call it garri truffle, yeah you heard right... Truffle made with garri. If you grew up enjoying garri cake then you would understand this garri truffle. It is a 3 ingredient recipe that would leave you asking for more. Have you ever thought of pairing garri with chocolate before? Well, it is everything you can ask for? Nigerian dessert that has Nigeria written all over it.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
chilling time30 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: African
Keyword: Garri, Garri truffle, Truffle
Servings: 15 Truffles
Author: Ajoke
Cost: £4


  • 500 g chocolate or more any type would do
  • 2 cups of garri white
  • 330 g condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Milo or cocoa
  • few groundnut crushed
  • Few Pistachios crushed for garnish
  • brandy  or rum optional


  • Place a pan on a low heat and add butter leave to melt. Add the condensed milk and mix to combine with the butter. Leave to boil for about 1 minute or till well combined. Cook on low heat, leave to cool slightly. Add in brandy or rum at this point if you will be using and mix till well combined
  • Add the garri to the condensed milk and butter mixture, mix to combine like you would make eba till well incorporated, dip your hand in water and shake off excess water, mould the garri into small balls or otherwise use a mould (I used ice cube trays for some)
  • Place in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Whilst you are waiting for the rolled garri to cool, break the chocolate into small chunks and melt over simmering water making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water and stir until melted. Alternatively, melt in the microwave for about 30 seconds but be careful not to burn it
  • Lay out a parchment paper on a tray and set aside, using a spoon or fork, dip the rolled garri to the chocolate one at a time and carefully place on the tray. Repeat this process till all garri is covered with chocolate of choice. Garnish with nuts and Milo or cocoa as desired. Chill the chocolate for about 1 hour in the fridge. This garri truffle will keep in the fridge for up to 10 days.