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Ube Bars

Ube Bars

Do you remember these ube bars back in our childhood days. Filipino favorite snack, that we can buy in sari sari store.

Another recipe you shouldn’t missed out. Great home business you can make at home and let your kids try this simple Filipino snack bars



For Ube Bread:
• 4 cups bread flour
• 2 ¼ teaspoon instant yeast
• ¾ cup milk (or evaporated milk)
• ¼ cup melted butter
• ⅔ cup water
• ½ cup sugar
• 1 tbsp. McCormick Ube flavoring
For Ube Syrup:
• 1 tbsp. McCormick Ube flavoring
• ½ cup Purple Yam powder
• 2 cups confectioner sugar
• 1½ cups water
For Coating:
• 1 cup dessicated coconut


1. For the Bread: Preheat oven to 350°F or 180°C. (If using electric oven, use lower oven temperature, because they bake faster than traditional oven). 

2. In a bowl, combine bread flour, instant yeast and sugar and mix till fully combined.

3. In the same bowl, add milk and Ube flavoring mixed in warm water and melted butter.

4. Using the stand mixer, keep mixing until the flour absorbs all the liquid.
Remove the dough from the mixer when it turns smooth.

5. Place the dough in a greased baking pan and stretch it evenly using hands or rolling pin.

6. Bake in the center of the oven for about 25 minutes or until done.

7. Remove from the oven, transfer to a wire rack. Let it cool and cut into rectangles or bars. Set aside.

8. For Ube/Purple Yam Syrup:
In a saucepan, mix the purple yam powder and water over medium heat.

9. Add the purple yam flavoring, stir and bring to a boil.

10. Then, add the confectioners sugar. Stir and let it simmer until it thickens.

11. Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl. Set aside and allow to cool.

12. Assembly: Soak the Ube bars in Ube/Purple Yam syrup. Shake it gently, let the excess syrup drip back on the bowl.

13. Then roll the Ube bars in the dessicated coconut making sure to coat all sides.

14. Transfer the Ube bars to a plate and serve with your favorite drink!