Polvoron (Powdered Milk Candy) Recipes

Feb 26

A reader requested for a polvoron recipe so she could sell it and earn a little money from it. It is so easy to make polvoron. There are many variations on it. Here are a few of my favorite polvoron recipes.

First Recipe

4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup powdered milk
1 1/2 cups refined sugar
1 cup butter

1. Prepare the japanese paper for the polvoron molds.

2. In a large wok, toast the flour with a wooden spoon. You’ll know that it’s done when you smell that distinctive cooked flavor. (The flour is now dextrinized).

3. Cool down the mixture.

4. Add the powdered milk and sugar.

5. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until it is incorporated smoothly into the flour-milk-sugar mixture.

6. Mold into polvoron.

7. Wrap in japanese paper.

8. Store in a cool, dry place.

Yield: around 80 pieces of the standard mould

My sister’s version

1/2 cup powdered skim milk
1-1/3 cup sugar, not confectioners’ sugar
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 bar of refrigerated butter, softened to room temperature

(Just follow the same directions as above to prepare and mould the polvoron)

Rolled Oats Polvoron

1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup powdered milk
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter or 1/4 bar

1. Brown rolled oats in a dry pan over low heat. Stir constantly under moderate fire. Cool.

2. Add sugar, powdered milk, melted butter. Mix well and shape in polvoron molds.

3. Wrap in colored paper.

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (358 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at aboutmyrecovery.com, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.


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  • http://www.neccostore.com/ Candy

    Hmm. I’m going to try this recipe and pray it turns out. I’m not the best cook out there.lol. Thanks for sharing.

  • Angel

    Me and my Brother were thinking of making homemade polvoron because the cost of polvoron at Red Ribbon is $3.57 for a 4 pack. Anyways, Thanks!

  • http://philippines angel

    i need the polvoron ingredients and procedure for our cooking in hele on thursday,march 4,2010……..i hate this……………………joke……………..i love this………………………………………….so find it.your tooo slow

  • JRLV

    Thanks for your recipe. Am going to try this out this holiday season. I’ve never tried preparing polvoron, this will be the maiden recipe for Christmas 2010>Salamat guid.Janie