I grew up around Merveilles (Côte d’Ivoire), also called Atchomon in other West African countries (e.g. Togo): the best way I can describe them is as peanut size cookies which taste wonders and can be eaten any time of the day as a snack. I use to purchase these cookies or treats from street vendors while living in Côte d’Ivoire but I had not eaten any in 15 years since moving to Canada. Long story short: I was craving Merveilles so much the other day that I decided to give a go at a recipe… with a twist: since I cannot eat off the road Merveilles anymore, I need to be able to make my own gluten free ones. And the good news is: the experiment has been successful, and my gluten free Merveilles taste just like those old Ivorian ones I remember.