How to Make Delicious Polvoron: Firm, Not Crumbly!

published by bearhugs on May 13, 2009

Polvoron is one of the most loved Filipino delicacy.
It is similar to a shortbread.
Polvoron is made of powdered milk, toasted flour, melted butter and sugar.

The secret to making it firm or hard is to refrigerate the molded pieces for about 20 minutes before wrapping them.

Polvoron is very easy to make, and this is also a wonderful gift idea.

I wrap them in colorful Japanese papers (or the tissue papers used to wrap gifts with).

I have made this many times for friends and coworkers and they said it looks professionally made and tastes so good, it’s hard to believe it’s homemade!


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup melted butter


  1. On a non-stick pan, toast the flour over medium heat until light brown. Stir constantly. Be careful not to burn or it will taste bitter.
  2. Remove from the pan and transfer to a bowl
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well
  4. Shape them using a polvoron mold. Make sure to press well so the polvoron will not become crumbly.
  5. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes
  6. Wrap them with colorful Japanese paper or tissue paper

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