Super Easy Polvoron Recipe – Filipino Dessert


* 2 cups plain flour
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 cup powdered milk
* 125g butter
* 1 large tbs peanut butter (add more if desired)


1. Sift the flour and place into a large pot on medium heat (no oil or butter required) and stir constantly for 10-15 minutes or until the flour starts to turn light brown.
2. Transfer flour into a large bowl and add the milk powder and sugar and combine together
3. Melt the butter and mix with peanut butter
4. Add butter mixture into to the flour mixture and combine until it forms a light damp sand texture
5. Using a polvoron molder tool (ask your filipino friends mum where to get one) scoop the mixture and then rub against the side of the bowl until nice and firm.
6. Pop the polvoron out from the molder tool onto some square pieces of tissue paper (Japanese paper) and wrap it like a candy or pop it straight into your mouth (you don’t have to wrap it up but it’s always a treat to open it up like a candy)

Here’s a few pictures that follow the method above.


Flour In Pot


Add milk powder and sugar

melted butter & peanut butter

Polvoron Mixture


Polvoron Mold Tool


Popping out Polvoron from polvoron mold tool

Things I learnt:

* If the mixture falls apart easily in the molded form or when wrapping, add more butter until it becomes more firm
* If the flour isn’t turning light brown, be patient, you’ll get there.
* Although it’s a very easy dessert/treat to make, it’s a tedious task of molding the polvoron and wrapping it up
* I love polvoron, so I doubled the ingredients and made plenty to share!