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How to make Polvoron Dessert

Updated on September 24, 2015
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Judalyn Eres is an Accountant and ESL Teacher. Expert in Bookkeeping. She offers Bookkeeping Services to Small Business



A sweet dessert

Polvoron came from the spanish word "POLVO" which means "POWDER. It is known in Spain, Latin America and of course in the Philippines. The Spaniards ruled the country for a long time, that they have influenced our culture and cooking. The spanish had contributed a lot of recipe to Filipino's during the Spanish Colonial period. One of the their influenced recipes for dessert, is the Polvoron. Aside from it's delicious, it's easy to prepare.

There are more traditional polvoron recipe that been made. Our own version uses more of the powdered milk, we use margarine in replacement to butter. This includes Polvoron with pinipig, is similar with crisped rice. Other uses peanuts and even cookies and cream. You can try inventing your taste for the Polvoron.

This is the dessert that your children will truly love. It's one of my favorite. Polvoron is made from a mixture of Flour, Sugar, Powdered Milk & Butter.

This powdered candy is also use one of Filipino children's game. You eat one and you whistle, whoever gets the perfect whistle wins. You can try it, it's fun!

Here's how to make a homemade polvoron.

The Materials

1. Polvoron Molder

2. Cellophane cut into square- for wrapping

3. Strainer- for sifting flour

4. Pan- for toasting flour

5. Measuring cups

The Engredients

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 50 pcs

How do you do it

  • 4 cups All Purpose Flour, sifted
  • 2 cups Powdered Milk
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter, Melted
  1. Toast Sifted Flour on the pan and mix well for 15 minutes
  2. When it turns brown, add powdered milk & sugar, and the melted butter.
  3. Mix well, transfer it on a bowl. Let it cool for a 5 minutes
  4. Scoop it using molder and put it on a cellophane wrapper.
  5. You can make around 50 to 60 pcs depending on your size of the molder


4 stars from 1 rating of Polvoron

My first polvoron making


The Whistling Game using the Polvoron

The whistle game using Polvoron is so much fun. We've done it in school during Christmas party. But today, it is more fun when played by elders. Who can whistle while eating Polvoron or even after eating it?

Here's the mechanics:

  1. Two or more participants are competing by eating polvoron. Whoever gets the perfect whistle wins. That Simple.

Polvoron Eating Contest


% Daily value
Total Fat 2.0 g
3 %
Saturated Fat
1.6 g
15 mg
Total Carbohydrate
8 g
4 g
1.3 g

Tell me your first polvoron making experience!

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    • juderes profile imageAUTHOR

      judalyn eres 

      5 years ago from cebu city, philippines

      thanks, you can try making polvoron,

    • peachpurple profile image


      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Interesting snack for parties

    • juderes profile imageAUTHOR

      judalyn eres 

      5 years ago from cebu city, philippines

      Thank you!

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      I miss this snack. One of my favorites. Thanks for the recipe. This is the first time I heard about this polvoron contest. I have to try this soon.

    • juderes profile imageAUTHOR

      judalyn eres 

      5 years ago from cebu city, philippines

      Hi gorgeousgen, you can still make one. Thanks!

    • juderes profile imageAUTHOR

      judalyn eres 

      5 years ago from cebu city, philippines

      Hi gorgeousgen, you can still make one. Thanks!

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      Genesis Diocares 

      5 years ago from Dagupan City

      I was about to make an article about that! Great job though :)


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