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Macapuno Balls made from macapuno preserves and condensed milk wrapped in colorful cellophane plastics.
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Macapuno Balls Recipe

Macapuno Balls are Filipino candies made from coconut sport and condensed milk. It is super easy to make with just 5 ingredients!
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino
Keyword: coconut sport, condensed milk, cornstarch, Filipino delicacy, macapuno
Servings: 35 pieces
Calories: 64kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 1 ½ cup macapuno preserves
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 small can condense milk 168 ml
  • Skimmed milk for coating


  • Using a fine-mesh sieve or colander, drain the macapuno preserve. Pour about 2 cups of water over it to remove some of the heavy syrup.
    1 ½ cup macapuno preserves
  • In a saucepan, combine the cornstarch and water. Make sure to dissolve the cornstarch by whisking and mixing well. Add the condensed milk and macapuno to the slurry.
    1 cup cornstarch, 1 cup water, 1 small can condense milk, 1 ½ cup macapuno preserves
  • Cook over medium-low heat and stir until the mixture thickens. Cook, stirring regularly, until the mixture separates from the pan and forms a sticky dough. Remove from heat and let it cool down.
  • Once fully cooled down, put some oil on your hands to prevent the dough from sticking. Scoop about a tablespoon from the dough and roll them into balls.
  • On another plate, place powdered skim milk. Roll the balls in the powdered milk until fully coated.
    Skimmed milk for coating
  • Wrap individually in colored cellophane or pack in small containers or bags.



Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg