Ghana, a vibrant West African nation, is known for its rich culture, warm hospitality, and flavorful cuisine. One of the most enjoyable aspects of Ghanaian culture is the abundance of delicious snacks that are perfect for sharing with friends and family during gatherings. These snacks are not only tasty but also reflect the diverse and colorful culinary heritage of the country. STYLEAFRIQUE™•com explores six authentic Ghanaian snacks that are perfect for gatherings and celebrations.

1. Kelewele (Spicy Fried Plantain)

Kelewele
Kelewele. Photo Credit: travelfoodatlas.com

Kelewele is a beloved Ghanaian street food and snack made from ripe fried plantains. The plantains are typically cut into bite-sized pieces, seasoned with a mixture of ginger, garlic, chili pepper, and spices, and then deep-fried to perfection. The result is a sweet, spicy, and crispy snack that’s both addictive and satisfying. Kelewele is often served with peanuts or spicy pepper sauce for an extra burst.

2. Chichinga (Kebabs)

Chichinga
Chichinga. Photo Credit: seeafricatoday.com

Chichinga, or Ghanaian kebabs, are a popular choice for gatherings. These skewered and grilled meat pieces are often made from beef, chicken, or goat and are marinated in a flavorful mixture of spices, onions, and herbs before grilling. The smoky aroma and tender, well-seasoned meat make chichinga a crowd-pleaser. They are typically served with spicy pepper sauce and fresh vegetables.

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3. Bofrot (Puff Puff)

Bofrot
Bofrot. Photo Credit: foodnetwork.ca

Bofrot, often referred to as “Ghanaian doughnuts,” are sweet, deep-fried pastries that are irresistible at any gathering. Made from a simple batter of flour, sugar, and yeast, bofrot are fried until golden brown, resulting in a crispy exterior and a soft, pillowy interior. These doughnuts come in various shapes and sizes and are often dusted with powdered sugar for an extra touch of sweetness.

4. Kosua ne Meko (Egg and Pepper)

Kosua ne Meko (Egg and Pepper)
Kosua ne Meko (Egg and Pepper). Photo Credit: nytimes.com

Kosua ne Meko is a popular Ghanaian street food, take one bite and you’ll find yourself wanting more. It is made up of boiled egg and pepper sauce. The boiled egg is cut in half and stuffed with the pepper sauce topped with slices of onions.

5. Nkatie Cake (Groundnut Cake)

Nkatie Cake
Nkatie Cake. Photo Credit: etsy.com

Nkatie cake is a very popular snack in Ghana and it is known for its great and delicious taste. This snack is also known as peanut butter brittle. Nkatie cake is made from groundnut and caramel (a mixture of water and sugar put on the fire to get a brown shade).

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6. Plantain Chips

Plantain Chips
Plantain Chips. Photo Credit: Simply Recipes / Shilpa Iyer

This tasty Ghanaian snack is not only popular in Ghana, it is also popular across countries in Africa and It is loved by both children and adults. The plantains (ripe or unripe) are thinly sliced, flavoured with salt and other seasonings, fried, air-fried, or baked to create the crispy snack we all know and love.