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Yema Balls

How to Make Yema Balls (Egg Candies)

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 85 balls


  • 1 can 14 oz. condensed milk
  • 10 egg yolk


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1/2 tsp.
  • vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. corn syrup
  • 3 cup water


How to make Yema Balls:

  • Beat egg yolks until blended. Combine yolks with condensed milk and vanilla extract in a heavy pot over low heat.
  • Cook stirring until thick enough to shape into balls.
  • This will take about 30 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  • Shape into marble-sized balls with buttered hand's. Set aside.
  • Combine sugar, water, and corn syrup for caramel in a thick saucepan placed over medium heat and tip pan from side to side until sugar melts into light brown syrup (about 12-15 minutes.)
  • Test by dripping syrup into a cup of cold water - it should form into a ball if caramel has reach the right consistency.
  • Remove from heat Dip each ball into the syrup.
  • Using 2 teaspoons lift the ball from syrup removing it from teaspoon to teaspoon to let excess syrup drop off .
  • Place on greased cookie sheet. Quickly work on the rest before caramel hardens.
  • Makes about 85 balls.