Polvoron, (polboron in Cebuano, pulburon in Tagalog) is a classic dessert loved by every Filipino. It is a sweet and crumbly shortbread made of toasted flour, powdered milk, sugar, and butter. These sweet treats originated from Spain. Polvo is a Spanish word that means powder, or dust. There is a number of local variants of polvoron, from the traditional polvoron, polvoron with pinipig (similar to crisp rice), with peanuts, to chocolate coated polvoron. Cookies and cream flavored polvoron also exist. In this recipe we used one of the popular variants which is polvoron recipe with peanuts.
Polvoron cookies are treats that are usually served during holidays. But it is now available all year round. Polvoron are also used to fill barquillos, a Filipino wafer roll popularly sold as pasalubong.
Learn how to make this yummy polvoron with this easy polvoron recipe with peanuts and tell us what you think!
- Flour - 2 cups
- Powdered Milk - 1 cup
- Brown Sugar - ¾ cup
- Butter - ½ cup melted
- Roasted Peanut - ½ cup crushed
- Heat a pan over medium heat, add flour, toast and stir regularly until light brown.
- Allow to cool.
- Add powdered milk, brown sugar and crushed peanut. Mix.
- Add butter and stir until well-combined.
- Shape into cookies, freeze and serve!
Filipinos just have a great liking for sweet-tasting food.
Here are other popular Filipino snacks and desserts recipe you can try:
Maja Blanca, a soft-like-jelly that melts in your mouth made from coconut milk, corn starch or gelatin, sweet corn kernels, milk, and sugar.
Turon or banana lumpia, made of fried wrapped banana coated with sugar.
Here is a quick video of polvoron recipe with peanuts: