Family Weekend Treat: Purple Yam Balls

We used to make jams out of ube or purple yam but to make it a little more enticing for the kids, mom formed a then plain ube jam into balls although the preparation process and the ingredients used were all the same. Like any of my previous homemade recipes, this one is super easy to do too. But as I have said, this wasn’t my recipe. It was moms.

Ube is a seasonal crop but mom got lucky to have grabbed a few kilos during the last week’s market day (that’s every Thursday). She had all the kids in mind while doing that. She knew they would love purple yam for snacks or dessert.
So how easy it is to make Ube Jam or Purple Yam Balls?

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Mash pre-cooked, peeled ube. Add along condensed milk, a generous amount of margarine or butter and crushed peanuts. Mix evenly. Next, form the mixtures into small balls, top with margarine and powdered milk. For a kilo of ube, I used one big can of condensed milk and the more peanuts you add, the better and the crunchier it gets.

Now here’s a trick…

While you refrigerate the balls for few hours, put the kids to bed for their afternoon nap. Serve it chilled as soon as they they’re up! ;)

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18 comments

  1. gilaway ko te duh! tsk...tsk..tsk...

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  2. Gagay, kung na silingan pa lang unta ta.:D

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  3. yummyyyyyyyyyyyy purple yam balls, so colorful and delish :-) makes me drool Sis Nancy :-)

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  4. i have not tried this dessert.. ngano kaha? lol it sure looks yummy..

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  5. looks good and i bet kids consumed a lot of it huh? that must be an addicting snacks

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  6. Wow, drooling here too! Too bad I can't find purple yam here in our place. Your recipe seems very easy to follow.

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  7. I get hungry of this purple yam balls.is that margarine. gutom ko.

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  8. Wow! I miss this foodie na kaayo! Ka-lami ani oi. Our eldest sister is so good in making this. I miss home na jud nuon ug samot. :(

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  9. oh,my! that looks really yummy! I've never had this one before.

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  10. nah!!lisud te ig magsilingan ta...sige ra tag kaon...kusina akong kwarto ig naa ko sa balay!hahahaha

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  11. those looks good, i miss those kinds of sweets back in my hometown, no matter where i go i couldn't find a purple potato as what they called it here

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  12. wow! the color is kinda very inviting

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  13. Weeeh.... i love this one.. so easy to prepare and gaan sa bulsa..

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  14. i remember eating one of these and it's delicious.... unfortunately i don't know how to make em. time for research hehe...

    cheers for sharing!! :)

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  15. Agoy kalami ana dugay na kau ko wala kakaon og ing ana ba..

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  16. super love this, Nance! Definitely one of the foods I miss so much! Thanks for making me drool in the middle of the night! Haha!

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  17. One of my favorites :-) I like purple yam a lot.

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  18. Oh no why today when I commented posts most of you posted the food thingy. I want some right now......wahhhh

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