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Yema Recipe

Filipino custard candy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: candy recipe, custard, yema
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 544kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 28 ounces condensed milk equivalent to 2 cans
  • 3 tablespoons peanuts roasted


  • Chop the peanuts. Set aside.
  • Pour condensed milk on a cooking pot. Let boil. Stir constantly while boiling for 10 minutes.
  • Lower the heat. Add chopped peanuts. Continue cooking while stirring for another 10 minutes or until consistency becomes paste-like.
  • Transfer yema mixture to a bowl.
  • Start wrapping the yema candies individually on a pre-cut cellophane. (Note: The dimensions of my cellophane were 4x4 inches. You can decrease the dimension for smaller candies.)
  • Let it cool down before eating. Share and enjoy!


Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 634mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 86g | Vitamin A: 424IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 457mg | Iron: 1mg