I remember being just 3 feet tall at my aunt Marissa’s home in San Jose sitting on the bar stool making polvoron and eating it faster than it can be wrapped. Polvoron is a toasty filipino candy. It’s slightly savory with a very delicate powdery texture.


  • 3 Cups flour
  • 3 Cups powdered milk
  • 1.5 Cups sugar
  • 1.5 Cups butter


  • Melt Butter
  • Toast flour over medium high heat until it forms a nutty aroma. Stir frequently. Becareful not to burn the flour.
  • Combine the flour, sugar, powdered milk and butter. It's easier to do this with your hands.
  • Use a polvoron mold to form. A tablespoon may be used if you don't have a mold. A mold can be had for about $8 and can be found by a quick search on google.
  • Line up the polvoron and place in the fridge for 15 minutes to firm up. Chilling will make it easier to wrap.
  • Wrap the polvoron in a 5x7 piece of tissue wrapping paper. Amazingly, I found this tissue wrapping paper next to the paper plates at Safeway.

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