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Sampalok Candy

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


Sampalok candy is a simple concoction of Tamarind and Sugar rolled into balls, popular candy in the Philippines and Thailand.


  • 1 cup tamarind pulp
  • 400g sweet potato, boiled
  • 2 cups sugar + some for coating
  • 2 cups water
  • salt
  • chilli flakes (optional, for Thai version)


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a sauce pan except the salt, place over medium heat and cook until mixture becomes thick and can hold its shape when formed into balls.
  2. Cool down the mixture.
  3. Add sugar and a bit of salt in a wide plate.
  4. Form mixture into small balls and roll it into the sugar salt mixture.