Polvoron is a semi-sweet concoction made of toasted flour, powdered milk, sugar, and butter. This is considered as a dessert or snack in the Philippines wherein roasted rice puffs referred to locally as “pinipig” is added.There are several polvoron recipes available today. There are the cookies and cream polvoron, peanut polvoron, chocolate polvoron, and many more. The polvoron recipe that we have here is the classic and simplest.

I tend to associate this snack with town fiestas. When I was still a child, I always join contests during our town’s fiesta and one of them is some sort of a whistling contest wherein you are asked to consume a piece of polvoron or puto seco before whistling; the first one who can make a sound wins.

I haven’t made polvoron in years since I don’t have any available mold. Good thing one of my friends was able to get me one when she went for a vacation in the Philippines. By the way, I made more or less 60 pieces of polvoron out of the ingredients that we have.

Polvoron or Polvorones

Polvoron Recipe


  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups powdered milk
  • 3/4 cup pinipig, crushed
  • 1 1/8 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking Procedure

  1. Heat a frying pan or a wok then put-in the flour. Toast the flour until you smell the aroma and the color turns light brown. Make sure to stir while toasting to prevent the flour from being burnt.
  2. Once the flour is toasted, let it cool down for about 20 minutes then transfer to a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the powdered milk then stir using a balloon whisk.
  4. Put-in the granulated sugar then stir again.
  5. Add-in the crushed pinipig then stir until very ingredient is well distributed.
  6. Pour-in the softened butter and mix well. You may use your clean hands in doing the procedure. After mixing, let it stand for at least 10 minutes to allow the butter to cool. This will make the mixture more intact.
  7. Using a polvoron molder, scoop the mixture and put it on top of a pre-cut Japanese paper or cellophane then wrap.
  8. Serve. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 8

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  1. mary ann tucay says:

    pede po bang gmitin ang dairy cream?ano po b ibang butter n pede gmitin s paggawa ng polvoron?tnx po.

  2. Did u use salted or unsalted butter for this recipe?

  3. Hi. What’s the conversion of butter to grams? I’m in Australia and I know the u.s uses different size cups to ours. Thanks!

  4. This website is really helpful for feeling-chef like me. :) Thanks!

  5. rodelyn says:

    tino-toast po ba yung skimmed milk??tnx po..

  6. rosemarie biongcog says:

    i love it..thanks kuya

  7. hello po! I am a grade five pupil I would like to know what kind of milk should I buy and how do you melt the butter sorry it’s my first time… It’s our project ♥

  8. what if I will add the bitter melon seeds(ampalaya)??? is it okay?? can you give me a procedure to do that?? thanks a lot and have a good day,,, GOD BLESS!! :-)

  9. hi, if i will be using margarine, should it be melted or room temp is ok. thanks :D

  10. hello!!sa totoo lang marami na kong natutunan na from your website and now kumikita pa ko dahil dito,..i try ko rin tong bgong nalaman ko mula ulit sa inyo.,.and i say thank u thank u,.god bless

  11. good day sir,
    gagawa po ako nyan ^_^
    kaso may natira pa po akong cake flour dito
    ok lang po ba kayang gamitin yun instead na bumili pa ko ulit ng all purpose flour ?

  12. hi, good day…!
    tanong kulang po f pno gawin yung choco/milk coated polvoron?
    heLP nmn po ohhh pls….

    thank a lot… godbLess!

  13. Hi, can I ask what kind of powdered milk did you use to make the polvoron? I’m here in Canada and they only have skimmed milk here, is there other alternative? Let me know please. Thanks!

  14. juvelyn says:

    ilang weeks nag tatagal yang pulvoron?

  15. len gonzales says:

    ask ko din kung pano pag gawa ng cookies and cream and other flavors, and also, salted or unsalted butter? tnx! sana masagot mo tong inquiry ko….

  16. elliella says:

    Hi there,
    You can buy your mold on ebay. I found mine there. Also, I too am curious if it makes a difference regarding salted and unsalted butter….please advise!
    thanks :)

  17. Kuya pwde po ba buttermilk powder ang gmitin for this recipe? thanks and Godbless..

  18. Cristina Pascual says:

    Ask ko lang po if yung butter salted po ba or unsalted? Hope po you can reply kc po balak ko po ito gawin sa birthday po ng papa ko. Thank you po!

  19. hi po?pd po ba kahit wlang milk.

  20. i’ve tried it earlier, it’s so yummy..tnx kuya! ingat po palagi. God bless.

  21. hmmmm yummy! excited na akong gumawa nito.nagpabili talaga ako ng molder at saka wrapper from pinas para lng maka loto ng polvoron.thanks sa recipe.:)

  22. is it ok na ordinary margarine? or kailangan butter talaga?

  23. hello!!! tanong ko lang yung nabili kong powdered milk.(dry powdered milk) ok din ba yun kasi hindi pino yung powder milk o kailangan ko pang durugin para pino ito?….thanks

  24. kuya.. panu kung like ko ung buo talag ung pulboron ung kasi nagaw ko before madaling masira once nailagay na sa japanese paper.. panu kaya gagawin ko? thanks

  25. yup pwd ka gumamit ng nido, un din kasi ang ginamit ko nido full cream milk powder.

  26. rochelle says:

    hello po,,aside from pinipig pde rin b akong gumamit ng almond powder or nuts as an alternative? thnx po.

  27. ano yung pinipig?and2 kasi ako sa malaysia,para kasing walang pinipig bibibenta d2,whats the best alternate for that?

  28. hello po ulit. ask ko lng kung ok lng bah nag mag lagay ako ng flavoring sa plovoron?

  29. Looks pretty neat even if you have no mold around. Good job Claire!

    • Thanks to you, I would have not tried this again. The last one I made was a disaster, LOL!
      NAg order na ako ng mold and I’m so excited na :-)
      Thanks again!

    • ms claire ang ganda ng itsura ng polvoron nyo. ttry ko to for sure mag iipon muna ako for the ingredients. na try ko na gawin ung pastillas de leche at yema.

    • Haidee, Di ako mag try sa yema kasi baka kainin ko lahat, hahahha.

    • Kuya pwedo po ba ang buttermilk powder for this recipe? thanks.. & GODBLESS.. :)

  30. Hmmm, miss ko na ito :-(
    I better call my sista to send me some.

  31. yes yanzy, try melting the margarine before using.

    • anu po ung butter softened?at un po bang powdered milk ay skinned milk..?at ung po bang butter eh ung margarine taz tutunawin?pakisagot lang po plsssssss ty..

  32. conichiwa73 says:

    hello po.
    try ko to tomorrow….tnx for the recipe…

  33. conn cosio says:

    will try this one tomorrow!
    thanks kuya! ^ ^

  34. Anong brand ng powder milk ang ginamit mo? and2 rin ako sa usa..

  35. hi kuya vanj!

    ask ko lang ano po ba brand ng powdered milk gamit nyo?

    maiba lang po kuya. naisip nyo na po ba na magpublish ng recipe book at laman dito ang lahat ng recipe’s at shared recipes ninyo? tapos ang title “panlasang pinoy” with english subtitle. o baka meron napo kayong na publish. :D inform me po at bibili talaga ako;D

    • try mo skim milk na nabibili sa palengke ng tingi kung di naman masyadong special ang gagawin mo :)