Qumbe, East African Coconut Candy

These candies are easy to make with only a few ingredients. Qumbe don't afford much cooking but are delicious.

What you need:

2 cups unsweetened grated coconut

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 1/3 cups white sugar

1 cup almond flour

1/4 cup unsweetened grated coconut 

How you make it: 

1. Combine 2 cups grated coconut and coconut milk in a bowl until thoroughly mixed. 

2. Place sugar in a saucepan over medium heat; cook, stirring frequently, until sugar is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in coconut mixture and almond flour until well combined; cool until easily handled. 

3. Roll coconut mixture into bite-size balls. Pour 1/4 cup grated coconut into a bowl and roll balls in coconut until coated. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 15 minutes.