Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Vietnamese banana chewy candy recipe

Watch how to make Vietnamese banana chewy candy on VansKitchen Youtube

In Vietnamese: Video cách làm kẹo chuối 

Since it climate is tropical, Vietnam is truly a heaven when it comes to fruit. Just considering bananas alone, there are so many varieties that I cannot even remember all of their names. Vietnamese people create many delicious foods with bananas, lest they go to waste.

This banana chewy candy is one of most popular candies in southern Vietnam. It has fabulous fruity flavors from banana, pineapple, coconut and more.  Your guests won't be able to resist these tempting tropical candies this Christmas!

Banana candy (Kẹo chuối)
2 cups (180 g) natural dried banana (homemade or store bought)
¾ cup (150 g) palm sugar or brown sugar
½ cup (90 g) roasted peanut
¼ cup (30 g) roasted sesame seed
½ cup (150 g) pineapple, finely ground
1 tbsp (20 g) fresh ginger, finely ground
⅓ cup (50 ml) coconut milk
1 cup (70 g) dried unsweetened coconut
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup (240 ml) water

Banana candy (Kẹo chuối)

Line a cake pan with parchment paper

In a fry pan, set on medium heat, combine the palm sugar, 1 cup of water, and ginger. Sti well.
Add the banana and pineapple puree. Stir often, and cook until the sugar is melted and the dried banana has softened. About 15 minutes.
Add the lemon juice and coconut milk. Mix well. Then blend smoothly.
Continue to cook and stir often, so that it does not burn at the bottom.
When the mixture starts to thicken, add the peanuts and shredded coconut. Mix well, and continue stirring until it thickens to the point that you can easily pull it away from the bottom of the pan. Remove from the heat.
  • Test by dropping a little bit of candy into an ice water bowl. If the candy doesn’t melt into the water, and you can shape it easily into a ball, the candy is done.

Sprinkle half of the sesame seed onto the parchment paper. Transfer the candy on. Spread and smooth the surface. Then sprinkle on the remaining sesame seed.

Cut into bite-size pieces.
Store in and air tight container.

Banana candy (Kẹo chuối)

♥Here are a few of the tools I used in the video: 
Victorinox 8-Inch Chef's Knife
Cuisinart Mini Food Processor
Ginger grater
Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Pan
Cuisinart Hand Blender
Anchor Hocking Oven Bake and Food preparation Set


  1. That looks delicious! Thank you.

  2. Question: Where do you get dried banana? I have some very ripe banana and think I can slice them onto a flat surface to air dry (I live in a desert climate). The banana you used in the video looked quite dry, so I'm hoping that I can get the same result and make this. If you have a chance to list a few sources for dried bananas, I'd love to know what they are.

  3. Wow, what a blog about Confectionery wholesale! I mean, you just have so much guts to go ahead and tell it like it is. Youre what blogging needs, an open minded superhero who isnt afraid to tell it like it is. This is definitely something people need to be up on. Good luck in the future, man