desserts · Filipino delicasies

Macapuno Soft Candy Balls

Hello, hello, hello! How are you? I hope everybody’s doing fine while I was away:). Yeah! you heard it right I was on a holiday for just a couple of weeks last June . I know it’s August now but the jet lag still lingering on me that I was too lazy to  write 😦  until my very dear friend Jhuls of  thenotsocreativecook invited me to write   a guest post for her blog and that motivated me to start blogging again 🙂 This is also my first time to write a guest post and I’m a truly honored to do that. Thank you Jhuls for your sweet invitation:)

Anyway, let me tell you first about my recent holiday.  It was just a quick vacation actually but I do enjoyed it spending time with my family and ate all the foods that I missed in the Philippines. 🙂 My dearest friends  have traveled for how many hours just to see me and that made me feel loved  so I’m taking this opportunity to say thank you to my lovely friends Rya & Julie. Your presence made my holiday extra special♥♥♥.


Yes! A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation; doesn’t always need togetherness. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part and that’s how I feel towards Jhuls too . I’ve known her  since our primary years and became best of friends  but parted ways when we were in high school but the friendship we had will always be cherished and treasured by me.♥

And now let me share to you  this simple recipe I have found. The main ingredient is  coconut sport (known as MACAPUNO in the Philippines where it is primarily produced). I had this macapuno sitting on my pantry for a while. I normally add this to my cassava cake or ube cake but I don’t feel like baking  and   it’s nearly out of date so I need to use it before it will be futile. While searching for a recipe that will use macapuno Google brought  me here on “Nette Cooking.


1 bottle of sweetened macapuno preserves
1 can of condensed milk
1/2 cup cornstarch (disolved in 1/2 cup of water)

                                           coconut fine flakes(desiccated coconut)

                                           colored cellophane

For the complete procedure please watch the video here on YouTube.  These candy balls are perfect for Christmas treats to your friends and family. Hope you will try it.

Enjoy! 🙂




32 thoughts on “Macapuno Soft Candy Balls

  1. Awww… This is so sweet, France! I will link this up to today’s FF later, okay? 😀 Anyway, these balls are full so sweet goodness. I don’t think I have tried this, butI think I will make these myself. Thank you for introducing this to our non-Filipino blogging friends.

    Btw, have you figured out what to make for your guest post? 😀

    Have a wonderful weekend, France and happy FF! 😉


    1. I am sorry France 😦 I was confused on how to make the guest post. I planned to introduce the macapuno balls on your blog but silly me I wasn’t thinking before publishing it on my page lol!:) now I need to write another post for your blog 🙂


      1. Haha! Email me what you have prepared for the guest post. I will be the one to post it and you can reblog or link up after. 😉 Email me the write up and the photo(s). If there’s still something confusing you, send me message on FB. 😀


  2. So glad that you’re blogging again. It’s great to meet you at FF! The coconut balls look delicious, and I certainly agree with your post about friendship. I’ve moved around a bit, but some of my closest friends (dating back to primary school), I rarely see anymore. However, when we meet up, it’s as though we had been with each other all along. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂


  3. These look delicious! I have made something very similar yesterday but brought tuna salad to the FF party instead 🙂 Next week probably 🙂
    Mine was like Bounty, the candy. 🙂


      1. Nice meeting you too. 🙂 Sorry to disappoint you, my name is not Ivyon (I’m gonna have to change that) it’s Iva, but many people don’t pronounce it right 🙂


  4. Hi! This looks wonderful!! I really want to make this for my boyfriend for valentines day. He is from the Philippines. I thought it would remind him of home. But I have no idea where to get the preserves!! Can you tell me?


  5. Hi! I wanted to ask you a few more questions! How long do these candies stay fresh? And do they need to be refrigerated after you make them? I made a test batch to see how it went and they turned out great! So I wanted to know if they will last till valentines day which is Saturday. Or should I make a fresh batch just before? I’ve been keeping the ones I made in the fridge. I wanted to ask your opinion!
    Thanks so much!


  6. Hi Emily! I advise you to put it in the fridge as it contains macapuno that may gone bad if put in room temperature. Hope this helps:)Thanks for trying out the recipe.Have a wonderful weekend 🙂


  7. hi: baka pwde u pa share ng reciepe kung paano mag luto ng makapuno kandy,, plano ko kasi mag start ng small business..pls. thanks

    god bless.


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