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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Yema is a type of candy made out of egg yolks, condensed milk and crushed peanuts cooked to form a firm custard shaped in a pyramid or spherical manner then wrapped in colourful cellophane.


  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped peanuts,
  • 2 tbsp butter


  1. Melt butter in sauce pan then pour condensed milk, cook in low heat for 5 minutes
  2. Add egg yolks while continuously mixing for 2 minutes
  3. Add peanuts, bring heat to medium then continue to stir for 20 minutes or until mixture becomes very thick.
  4. Remove from heat and let it cool. Once cooled down pinch a small ball from the mixture then shape them into pyramids or balls and wrap them with cellophane.