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How To Make Polvoron

Home Made Polvoron

Home Made Polvoron

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.


  • 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.

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.

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.



  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.

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Thank you for visiting my pulvoron hub. on October 08, 2013:

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

Rose on September 18, 2013:

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

rosette macabanti on September 07, 2013:

masarap talaga ang polboron kaya naadik ako sakakalotu

yhena on August 08, 2013:

i choose polvoron for my business plan

gly on April 04, 2013:

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.

Aichii on October 10, 2012:

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

kaye on September 30, 2012:

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

claire on August 22, 2012:

thanks for you're tips super delicious

jelyn on July 29, 2012:

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

lizzie on May 19, 2012:

..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

jab on April 01, 2012:

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

sucy -jade on March 10, 2012:

how to make an ace polvoron?

Lj B. Asuncion on March 02, 2012:

I like it! complete kasi eh! :))

mari on February 28, 2012:

thanks! i like it, i will later

erica mae garcia on February 22, 2012:

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

ymerej on February 11, 2012:

I can do it yeah

myrna on February 09, 2012:

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

janine herrera on February 08, 2012:

how many polvoron can b pack in 4 cups

andy de guzman on February 08, 2012:

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

Tin Tine on January 25, 2012:

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 ^_^

jenny rose on January 23, 2012:

msarap yan yummy delicious

Christina Evangelista on January 10, 2012:

i will make polvoron later! :) Thanks. this is a great helP! on December 28, 2011:

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

lalamontelibano on December 27, 2011:

simple but tasty

hannah on December 02, 2011:

super sarap wala akong masabi hahaha

change make it count entrepreneurs on November 27, 2011:

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

jen on November 25, 2011:

so yummy!!

rose on October 16, 2011:

how to make chocolate coated polvoron thanks

vergel on October 07, 2011:

thank you for sharing ur recipe!:)_

Gwen Cupcaike on October 07, 2011:

how many polvoron can you make with that recipes ??

john wilson on October 05, 2011:

i need the step in packaging

Alodia Yabut on October 01, 2011:

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

cindy cacho on October 01, 2011:

how long is the shelf life of pulvoron? tnx

wuxman29 on October 01, 2011:

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

maeann on September 23, 2011:


karen on September 16, 2011:

how much is polvoron moulder

calix on September 16, 2011:

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

sweetcherry on September 09, 2011:


christianjunemason on September 07, 2011:

polvoron flavors

beth on September 04, 2011:

can i add peanut or almonds ?

jayla on September 04, 2011:

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

junpyo on August 16, 2011:

how much is polvoron moulder?

divine agusan on July 23, 2011:

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

cathy on June 02, 2011:

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

brianna on May 22, 2011:

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

jhosua on May 11, 2011:

i lyk it

lea on April 16, 2011:

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

Teresita Pagunsan on April 10, 2011:

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

Julia Nicole on April 07, 2011:

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

juvy's observation on April 03, 2011:

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

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

bad boy of sj on March 04, 2011:

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

Iya Buendia on February 24, 2011:

Can you send recipe of baked filipino polvoron?

els on February 14, 2011:

thank you for sharing us your recipe in polvoron.

tbg64 on February 07, 2011:

thanks, i tried it at talagang masarap

MM Del Rosario (author) from NSW, Australia on January 30, 2011:

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

Boone on January 26, 2011:

can i use liquid milk instead of powdered milk?

nessy on January 09, 2011:


so yummy!

this is one of the best foods ever!

thanks to you i know how to cook it!

thanks ur the best

maica_18 on January 07, 2011:


bryan haguim8 on January 05, 2011:

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

Tessie S on December 28, 2010:

Tessie S on December 28, 2010:

how can i get the polvoron molder, and thant you very much for the receipe. on December 17, 2010:

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. ;)

lita on December 15, 2010:

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.

LIZA on December 11, 2010:

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

JAY-R on November 25, 2010:


ewan on October 17, 2010:

Nice tnx for the recipe kalimutan ko nakasi e

polvoron enthusiast on October 03, 2010:

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

phamer aguilar on October 02, 2010:


evelyn saquitan on September 07, 2010:

i tried this 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

evelyn saquitan on September 07, 2010:

i tried this 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

isabel on August 31, 2010:

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

divine on August 22, 2010:

..thank you for your 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..

Amy on August 12, 2010:

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.

Bright Red Nails on July 17, 2010:

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

rc on July 11, 2010:

sarap polvoron magawa ako nian!

Fun on July 07, 2010:

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.

ACR on June 20, 2010:

Approximately how many polvorons can you make with this recipe?

Fun on June 17, 2010:

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.

caila jade rudio on June 13, 2010:


jasmine arcega on June 09, 2010:

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

mflortsnache on June 07, 2010:

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.

Miyat on April 21, 2010:

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

debbie on April 13, 2010:

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!

Chloe on April 13, 2010:

Totally yummy

liza on April 04, 2010:

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

lynett dela cruz on April 04, 2010:

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

thank you

John Riel on February 26, 2010:

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

liv macler on February 23, 2010:

This is a delicious recipe :)

ELS on February 21, 2010:

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!

jenrry jennica on February 07, 2010:

tnx 4 ur wonderful & delicious


aprilyn cute on February 07, 2010:

thank you its so delicious

Roland on January 04, 2010:

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

maryjoy on December 23, 2009:


Arlene - NYC on December 19, 2009:

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.

SONNY DELA CRUZ on December 15, 2009:


marace d. akol on November 18, 2009:

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

tess on October 27, 2009:

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

Auw on October 18, 2009:

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...

stephanie and jawee on October 09, 2009:

thx sa pag tuturo ng paggawa ng polvoron:D

jhql on September 25, 2009:


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