Food Snack, Squash Maja

Eating between meals is a common habit among us Filipinos. Squash is a good snack rich in Vitamin A and contains calcium, phosphorus and iron. This becomes attractive snacks for the young when served in different ways.

This can be a great idea to start a home based business out of this snacks.


  • 2 cups boiled squash, mashed
  • 2 cups corn starch
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 big can evaporated milk
  • 3 cups coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons kalamansi
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon margarine


  1. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients except margarine.
  2. Mix well and allow to boil.
  3. Stir lightly to prevent scorching.
  4. Add margarine when mixture becomes thick and transparent.
  5. Pour the mixture into desired mold.
  6. Allow to cool. Refrigerate and serve cold.

Put “budbud” on top when served.

To prepare budbud:

  1. 1/3 cup sugar for every 1 cup coconut meal.
  2. Roast in carajay until golden brown.



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