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Polvoron - Filipino Powdered Candy In a Jar

Polvoron - Filipino Powdered Candy In a Jar is a modern take on the classic dessert or snack that's usually individually shaped round and wrapped in colored crepe papers. Polvoron has a buttery-milky flavor and is like crumbled shortbread. My easy recipe has powdered milk, melted butter, flour and sugar. Instead of the usual round-shaped treats, I filled mason jars with the powdered confection for a spoonable dessert. This is an Asian in America recipe. This recipe fills up about 3 (4 oz. each) glass jars.
Course: Dessert, Merienda, Snack
Cuisine: American, Asian, Filipino
Keyword: Filipino Polvoron Powdered Candy
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 633kcal
Author: Asian in America recipe


  • Mason jars - 4 oz. each; Polvoron candy mold


  • 1 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar


  • Melt the butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat for about 8 minutes. Or microwave on high for one minute. Set the melted butter aside to cool.
  • In a large skillet or wok, with a clean, dry surface, add the flour. Over medium high heat, using a wooden spoon, mix the flour around to toast. In about 8 to 10 minutes, the flour’s color turns from white to a light brown. There will be a nutty aroma coming from the skillet. This is a sign the flour is now toasted. (Note: do not leave the flour unattended. Stir it continuously or it can burn and will affect the outcome).
  • Remove toasted flour from the stove top and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Let it cool on the counter for 5 minutes.
  • Add the powdered milk and sugar to the flour. Mix well.
  • Gradually add the melted butter to the dry ingredients, mixing well till it is incorporated.
  • Cool the powdered mixture on the counter for at least 30 minutes or till it's at room temperature.
  • Fill each jar with the polvoron powder. This recipe fills about 3 (4 oz. each) mason glass jars. Wrap with bright-colored ribbons for gifts.
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Serving: 1g | Calories: 633kcal | Carbohydrates: 114g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 634mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 399IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 398mg | Iron: 3mg