Yema Balls (Caramel Coated Custard Candy Balls) Recipe


  • 1 big can (14 oz) condensed milk
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup mashed potato
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Cooking Instructions:

  1. In a non-stick pan, combine all the ingredients for the yema. Cook (stir it while cooking) until thick and starts to pull away from the sides of the pan. Cool and shape into balls.

I cannot stress this enough, you have to make sure the yema balls are completely cool or better yet, chill them in the fridge of frezer for a few minutes. They can hold up well to the heavy and hot caramel when cold.

Prepare the caramel

  1. Combine the sugar, water and cream of tartar in a pan; boil until it becomes amber in color, it takes about 7 minutes or if you have a candy thermometer wait for it to register 340 F degrees.
  2. Put a toothpick on a yema ball and dip in the caramel.
  3. Transfer to a lightly greased tray or platter. Wrap individual balls in plastic.

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