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How to cook Filipino Polvoron

This Polvoron recipe is a classic, there other different flavors like Pinipig, Peanut, Pili, Chocolate, Cookies & Creme, and Cashew.

Polvoron is very popular in the Philippines, it is made of  flour, sugar butter and powdered milk. You can find it in the Sari-sari store and even in the shopping malls, one big bakeshop that sells it is Goldilocks.  Polvoron is very easy to cook all you have to do is toast the flour, add some milk and butter then all the ingredients are mixed and shaped into round or oval-shaped molds.

Polvoron over the years has become one of the most loved sweet Filipino delicacy.

polvoron recipe

Filipino Polvoron Ingredients:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups powdered full cream milk ( Nido)
  • 1 1/2 cup or 1/4 bar melted butter
  • 2 cups sugar ( we recommend confectioners sugar )

Materials needed:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Wooden spoon
  • Saucepan
  • Japanese paper (papel de hapon) or cellophane
  • Polvoron molder


Polvoron Cooking Instructions:

polvoron recipe

  • On a pan, toast flour in moderate heat for about 15 minutes, or until light brown, stirring constantly to avoid burning.
  • Remove the pan and transfer the mixture into a big bowl.
  • Add the powdered milk, and toss for another 3-4 minutes, then add sugar and melted butter.  Mix well using the wooden spoon.
  • Fill the Polvoron mould with the mixture, press it hard by using a spoon, then release it. If it is still too loose, add more butter or olive oil. Make sure that you could pick up the polvoron without it crumbling straight away.
  • Place the Polvoron in an airtight container, then chill in the fridge until firm.
  • Carefully wrap the polvoron individually in japanese paper or cellophane.
  • Keep the Polvoron refrigerated until you want to eat them. You can store them on the fridge for about a week, or you can freeze them.

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10 Responses

  1. raquel erecipe

    August 9th, 2011 at 11:16 pm


    I just thinking of doing this polboron…my kids will love it.

  2. american recipes

    August 10th, 2011 at 8:06 pm


    i love your recipes, thank you for sharing them 🙂

  3. gaya

    August 16th, 2011 at 9:32 am


    sarap nito. try ko nga… tyvm po.

  4. Jade

    August 23rd, 2011 at 1:26 am


    Where can I buy polvoron molder? I tried looking for it in groceries wala ako makita.

  5. The Goodish Cook

    August 31st, 2011 at 7:59 am


    You have a very nice polvoron recipe. I think I have to try this recipe by myself, it looks yummy in the pictures!

  6. Gladys |

    March 30th, 2012 at 9:15 am


    polvoron has always been my favorite… thanks for sharing the recipe!

  7. lalalapatricia

    March 31st, 2012 at 4:28 am


    I just bookmarked this thanks! wee <3

  8. daylinda p. docor

    September 3rd, 2013 at 9:21 pm


    polvoron! my favorite..thanks for sharing your recipe!!

  9. merian legaspi

    June 11th, 2014 at 12:44 am


    Hi, what do younmean by 2 packs? You mean 2 sachet? Thanks for sharing your recipe. I wanna try very soon. :))

  10. Leona

    August 30th, 2014 at 1:43 am


    Awesome recipe

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