ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How To Make Polvoron

Updated on October 4, 2015
Home Made Polvoron
Home Made Polvoron | Source

Polvoron is powdered milk candy, made of flour, sugar butter and powdered milk. The flour is toasted, all the ingredients are mixed and shaped into round or oval-shaped molds. It is believe that making polvoron started during the American occupation to use up the huge amount of powdered milk brought in by the Americans in the Philippines. Polvoron over the years has become one of the most loved sweet Filipino delicacy.

Today, in the Philippines, there are many home based small business that are making polvoron and selling them in the market, you will even find polvoron in the supermarket shelves and the traditional version have come a long way, now you will find polvoron in choco flavour, polvoron and pinipig, polovorn and nuts and the latest craze is white and dark chocolate covered polvoron, I haven't tried it but there must be a special technique or equipment they use because the polovorn will break before you can dipp it on the chocolate.

Polvoron is now becoming a favourite "pasalubong" gifts to overseas friends and family. It is easy to make, even the kids could help, my daughter enjoys moulding the polvoron and then straight to her mouth.

Easy steps in making polvoron

In the years that I have been making polvoron, I experimented adding flavours, like pinipig, nuts and chocolate, but I still like the traditional and original. Here is my recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups powdered milk
  • 1 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups sugar

Polvoron Molders

Before using the Polvoron molder, make sure it is clean and dry.
Before using the Polvoron molder, make sure it is clean and dry. | Source

You will also need the following:

  • Japanese paper or cellophane
  • Polvoron Molder - if you live overseas, polvoron molder may be available in some Pinoy Stores in your area.

When I went back to the Philippines I bought these polvoron molders at Shoe Mart. There are round and oval moulders and they can be available in regular size or extra large.

Update: You can now buy Polvoron Molders at Ebay

This is how it will look like . . .

Toast flour in a moderate heat.
Toast flour in a moderate heat. | Source
Stir constantly to avoid burning
Stir constantly to avoid burning
Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the mixture on a big bowl.  Then add the powdered milk, toss for another 3-4 minutes.  Add sugar and melted butter. Mix well.
Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the mixture on a big bowl. Then add the powdered milk, toss for another 3-4 minutes. Add sugar and melted butter. Mix well.

Instructions

  1. On a pan, toast flour in a moderate heat for about 15 minutes, or until light brown, stir constantly to avoid burning.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the mixture on a big bowl.
  3. Add the powdered milk, toss for another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add sugar and melted butter. Mix well.
  5. Fill the 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.
  6. Place the polvoron in an airtight container, chill in the fridge until firm.
  7. Carefully wrap the polvoron individually in japanese paper or cellophane.

Keep refrigerated until you want to eat them. You can store them on the fridge for about a week, or you can freeze them.

Home made Polvoron are wonderful food gift idea, by using colourful cellophane or Japanese papers, they give the polvoron a festive look,

They make great gifts during the holiday seasons and if you put them in a box or in a small basket and tie a ribbon in the traditional holiday colours of red and green.


Rate this Recipe!

4.1 stars from 14 ratings of How to Make Polboron /Polvoron

Thank you for visiting my pulvoron hub.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      yangaaylene@yahoo.com 4 years ago

      i will start a small business with this(polvoron)order kyo huh.(;

    • profile image

      Rose 4 years ago

      Rose regarding dry milk. Use non-fat powder milk from Baking aisle not mistaken with coffee dry creamer it taste better and melt in ur mouth, thx for recipe

    • profile image

      rosette macabanti 4 years ago

      masarap talaga ang polboron kaya naadik ako sakakalotu

    • profile image

      yhena 4 years ago

      i choose polvoron for my business plan

    • profile image

      gly 4 years ago

      Tnx,at last i have found a polvoron recipe.But im a. bit confused what kind of powder milk to be use(what particular brand of milk?)Thank yoy,Hope you can help me with it.

    • profile image

      Aichii 5 years ago

      Thank you very much for this recipe. I really appreciate it! Our project will be a big success :)

    • profile image

      kaye 5 years ago

      what kind or brand of powdered milk you used, tnx!

    • profile image

      claire 5 years ago

      thanks for you're tips super delicious

    • profile image

      jelyn 5 years ago

      thank you for your tips..nalilito kasi ako kung ano ang good and simple business for beginners..

    • profile image

      lizzie 5 years ago

      ..its quite easy.polvoron lover di po ako.pano po gumawa ng polvoron na dinidip sa chocolate only at the top portion?

      tnx po n Godbless

    • profile image

      jab 5 years ago

      Polvoron is actually a variety of a shortbread... :)

    • profile image

      sucy -jade 5 years ago

      how to make an ace polvoron?

    • profile image

      Lj B. Asuncion 5 years ago

      I like it! complete kasi eh! :))

    • profile image

      mari 5 years ago

      thanks! i like it, i will later

    • profile image

      erica mae garcia 5 years ago

      Well,I do that right away when I was still young its very hard to make an polvoron s

    • profile image

      ymerej 5 years ago

      I can do it yeah

    • profile image

      myrna 5 years ago

      i try to make some, its proven this s the perfect recipe ever.

    • profile image

      janine herrera 5 years ago

      how many polvoron can b pack in 4 cups

    • profile image

      andy de guzman 5 years ago

      masarap talaga, polvoron ang napili kung product para sa marketing demo ko..at naging maganda ang resulta sa mga judges.. hehe.luv it!thanks!:)

    • profile image

      Tin Tine 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing with us how to make this filipino fave delicacy... Now i can start a new business out of it. I just did the making and procedure, and everyday love the taste or result i just made. Thanks a lot. Hope you could give us more information on how to make different variety of polvoron... which a mouth-melting polvoron that everybody will enjoy and will be addicted to it ^_^

    • profile image

      jenny rose 5 years ago

      msarap yan yummy delicious

    • profile image

      Christina Evangelista 5 years ago

      i will make polvoron later! :) Thanks. this is a great helP!

    • profile image

      PolvoronKing.blogspot.com 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing how to make polvoron. We are actually in the polvoron-making business and it's doing very well. Polvoron is really an all-time favorite pasalubong and gifts of Filipinos. =D

    • profile image

      lalamontelibano 5 years ago

      simple but tasty

    • profile image

      hannah 5 years ago

      super sarap wala akong masabi hahaha

    • profile image

      change make it count entrepreneurs 5 years ago

      ..........thank you very much......for the recipe,..now we are ready to start our business..

    • profile image

      jen 5 years ago

      so yummy!!

    • profile image

      rose 6 years ago

      how to make chocolate coated polvoron thanks

    • profile image

      vergel 6 years ago

      thank you for sharing ur recipe!:)_

    • Gwen Cupcaike profile image

      Gwen Cupcaike 6 years ago

      how many polvoron can you make with that recipes ??

    • profile image

      john wilson 6 years ago

      i need the step in packaging

    • profile image

      Alodia Yabut 6 years ago

      I have that moulder.... I use it for clay modelling.. It cost me Php 35 in the market near us... :)

    • profile image

      cindy cacho 6 years ago

      how long is the shelf life of pulvoron? tnx

    • profile image

      wuxman29 6 years ago

      you can buy your polvoron moulder at your nearest grocery store and costs...roughly 150-200php, depends on its size.

    • profile image

      maeann 6 years ago

      masarap

    • profile image

      karen 6 years ago

      how much is polvoron moulder

    • profile image

      calix 6 years ago

      tnx! i least now i know how to make polvoron...:)

    • profile image

      sweetcherry 6 years ago

      masarap .. I KNOW NA HOW 2 COOK POLBORON...

    • profile image

      christianjunemason 6 years ago

      polvoron flavors

    • profile image

      beth 6 years ago

      can i add peanut or almonds ?

    • profile image

      jayla 6 years ago

      tnx. but i ned the steps in packaging the polvoron.. can you help me?

    • profile image

      junpyo 6 years ago

      how much is polvoron moulder?

    • profile image

      divine agusan 6 years ago

      Thank you very much... I am very excited to start my home made polvoron for paslubong... God bless you

    • profile image

      cathy 6 years ago

      thx for that simple recipe.its my daughter birthday on tue june 7 i plan to make polvoron for the chilgrens party.

    • profile image

      brianna 6 years ago

      hi, i saw your site as i was searching for a nice polvoron recipe.. are there any variations i can try? and where can i buy polvoron molders? thank u

    • profile image

      jhosua 6 years ago

      i lyk it

    • profile image

      lea 6 years ago

      thanx for sharing this recipe.... it help us .

    • profile image

      Teresita Pagunsan 6 years ago

      Is there any equipment that can automate mixing and pressing in a mold for polvoron? How does the HOP do it?

    • profile image

      Julia Nicole 6 years ago

      thank you for sharing me the ingredients of it...now it it is clear to me how will make it..i can sell it right away..

    • profile image

      juvy's observation 6 years ago

      my sis is trying to make a special polvoron,... and 8ts reli masarap pala....yummy yummy!!!

      thanks for the recipes...god blesss ul!!!

    • profile image

      bad boy of sj  6 years ago

      when can i buy a flavoring like a ube macapuno,pandan,and melon

    • profile image

      Iya Buendia 6 years ago

      Can you send recipe of baked filipino polvoron?

    • profile image

      els 6 years ago

      thank you for sharing us your recipe in polvoron.

    • profile image

      tbg64 6 years ago

      thanks, i tried it at talagang masarap

    • MM Del Rosario profile image
      Author

      MM Del Rosario 6 years ago from NSW, Australia

      @Boone - sorry Boone you cannot use liquid milk... only powdered milk.

    • profile image

      Boone 6 years ago

      can i use liquid milk instead of powdered milk?

    • profile image

      nessy 6 years ago

      msarap!

      so yummy!

      this is one of the best foods ever!

      thanks to you i know how to cook it!

      thanks ur the best

    • profile image

      maica_18 6 years ago

      delicous

    • profile image

      bryan haguim8 6 years ago

      its so nice,,, on making food like this. just for past times... so that you wo'nt feel bored..

    • profile image

      Tessie S 6 years ago

      email:schmidt.teresita@yahoo.com

    • profile image

      Tessie S 6 years ago

      how can i get the polvoron molder, and thant you very much for the receipe.

    • profile image

      christian_nueve09@yahoo.com 6 years ago

      What if I do want to make a polvoron with chocolate filling outside; how am I going to do that? Anyway, thanks for this, it really helps a lot. ;)

    • profile image

      lita 6 years ago

      Any brand of powdered milk (Nido, Bear Brand, Birch Tree, Alaska etc) is ok, available at Grocery stores, convenience stores and even small sari-sari stores. The butter (or margarine) makes a lot of difference in taste though.Personally I like Anchor butter.

    • profile image

      LIZA 6 years ago

      what is the brand of the powdered milk and where is it sold?

    • profile image

      JAY-R 6 years ago

      THANKS FOR THE RECIPE....

    • profile image

      ewan 7 years ago

      Nice tnx for the recipe kalimutan ko nakasi e

    • profile image

      polvoron enthusiast 7 years ago

      This recipe is basic, but good. Of course the best that I have tasted (and my favorite so far) are from Sasmuan Delicacies. ;)

    • profile image

      phamer aguilar 7 years ago

      THANKS KC KAHIT PANU NAGKARON KAMI IDEA,ADD SAMEN KAALAMAN.EXTRA INCOME 2.I TRY THIS..THANKS ULET....

    • profile image

      evelyn saquitan 7 years ago

      i tried this recipe..wow ang sarap i even add more butter.its anchor butter.. and toasted pinipig and toasted sesame seed.and put it in small cup cake paper and add an icing on top. that was so nice coz i give it to my niece as my birthday present to her...amazing at masarap

    • profile image

      evelyn saquitan 7 years ago

      i tried this recipe..wow ang sarap i even add more butter.its anchor butter.. and toasted pinipig and toasted sesame seed.and put it in small cup cake paper and add an icing on top. that was so nice coz i give it to my niece as my birthday present to her...amazing at masarap

    • profile image

      isabel 7 years ago

      dahil sa recipe na ito perfect ako sa homework namin.try kung iluto.thanks sa recipe.

    • profile image

      divine 7 years ago

      ..thank you for your help..it guide me in how to make a polvoron as well as i apply it in our investigatory project and home economics..thank you so much..godbless & more power..

    • profile image

      Amy 7 years ago

      I tried this recipe and it was great. I didn't have a molder but instead i improvised with the 2 mini muffin pans lined with celophane. I used the second muffin pan to compress on the top one. It came out okay. Hope that helps.

    • profile image

      Bright Red Nails 7 years ago

      There's no fancy technique in making chocolate dipped polvoron. Simply put the molded polvoron in the fridge before dipping them in the chocolate.

    • profile image

      rc 7 years ago

      sarap polvoron magawa ako nian!

    • profile image

      Fun 7 years ago

      Dear ACR - I've tried with only half the recipe and I could make about 45 polvorons. I did not have the use of the Polvoron moulder but made do with a flat bottom measuring spoon of 4.5cm in diameter. It was hard work but with great results.

    • profile image

      ACR 7 years ago

      Approximately how many polvorons can you make with this recipe?

    • profile image

      Fun 7 years ago

      I am a Malaysian Chinese residing in PNG and my Filipino friends have introduced polvoron to me. I've made some for my non-Filipino friends and they loved it. I will make a second batch for my Filipino friends soon. Thanks for the fantastic recipe.

    • profile image

      caila jade rudio 7 years ago

      THIS IS THE BEST BEST POLVORON I TASTE IN MY LIFE THANK YOU FOR THE RECIPE

    • profile image

      jasmine arcega 7 years ago

      thanks for your recipe..... it taste so good

    • profile image

      mflortsnache 7 years ago

      can i use skim milk for this? that's the only kind of 'powdered milk' i can find from the stores here in Orillia, Ontario CAN. I used to make some when i was still in the Phils., and i love using Bear Brand or Nido...but since they are inherently sweet already, i lessen the amount of sugar by half..or only until i reach my desired taste.

    • profile image

      Miyat 7 years ago

      hi, can we make polvoron without using heat? i dont want any flour in my polvoron.

    • profile image

      debbie 7 years ago

      Just made some to bring to my co-teachers here in Hiroshima! They taste delicious! The most difficult part was shaping them. I ended up patting them into little balls. I used to love buying these back home in San Diego. Thanks for the easy and yummy recipe!

    • profile image

      Chloe 7 years ago

      Totally yummy

    • profile image

      liza 7 years ago

      sana post nio din kung panu lagyan ng flavors like cookies nd cream...

    • profile image

      lynett dela cruz 7 years ago

      what kind of powdered milk do i use? pls give me a brand name

      thank you

    • profile image

      John Riel 7 years ago

      I Like This One, I search For A Polvoron In the Internet.I Found This Page.We have A Project.Thanks A lot

    • profile image

      liv macler 7 years ago

      This is a delicious recipe :)

    • profile image

      ELS 7 years ago

      i haven't try this recipe and yet it's sounds YUM! i already bought a powder milk but i was thinkin, i could use the measuring cup as a molder as well.:) mabuhay philippines!

    • profile image

      jenrry jennica 7 years ago

      tnx 4 ur wonderful & delicious

      polvoron.........

    • profile image

      aprilyn cute 7 years ago

      thank you its so delicious

    • profile image

      Roland 7 years ago

      Thanks for that but what kind of cups will i use?

    • profile image

      maryjoy 7 years ago

      thNK U SO MUCH.... MASARAP PO TLGA...GRAVE...PWEDENG E BIZNEZ TNX XA UULITIN PO...

    • profile image

      Arlene - NYC 7 years ago

      THANK YOU for posting this recipe. I compared your recipe from others and i noticed that this is not too sweet (family of diabetics). My co-workers who are hispanics, filipinos and indians LOVES it. So i am making it for xmas gifts.

      Gumawa rin ako ng ibat-ibang flavors like rice crispy (pinipig), bran (para maging masustansya ;-)), cashew and peanut.

    • profile image

      SONNY DELA CRUZ 7 years ago

      HOW ABOUT KONG DAGDAGAN KO NG NAGILING NA SAGING. PWEDE BA YUN.

    • profile image

      marace d. akol 8 years ago

      thank you for posting the techniques and all in making polvoron..you help a lot of people by expanding their little business

    • profile image

      tess 8 years ago

      pwede po bang gamitin ang skim milk?pls reply. tnx!

    • profile image

      Auw 8 years ago

      pano makekeep in shape ang polvoron?

      kasi after ilabas sa fridge at mawala ung lamig malambot n uli..

      i mean ndi n xa maganda tignan, madali ng madurog..

      help me please...

    • profile image

      stephanie and jawee 8 years ago

      thx sa pag tuturo ng paggawa ng polvoron:D

    • profile image

      jhql 8 years ago

      sarap