Polvoron in Paper Cones

Introducing to you, my yummylicious favorite childhood snack: POLVORON. This is so easy to do and fun to eat. As I am becoming more and more health conscious, I might try different ways to make this. This recipe has only 4 main ingredients: flour, milk, sugar and butter but can be modified according to your taste. I like that any flavor can be added to this. The popular ones are the cookies and cream, peanuts, pinipig (flattened rice) and ube (purple taro). Just place a few of the peanuts or cookies and cream into a ziploc bag and pound them into coarse powder. Simply add them into the flour/milk mixture. 

Polvoron was a snack that I used to enjoy growing up in the Philippines. We just ate them in bowls. Our folks would serve us homemade snacks after naptime. As I got older, I began to enjoy store-bought versions of this snack; packaged attractively and packed with numerous flavors. But nothing beats fresh homecooked foods, especially cooking with my little assistants. The aroma that filled our kitchen this morning smells l-o-v-e ;). The DIY paper cones just added to the fun. 

Having been in the states for several years, I began to forget a lot of these old favorites. My curiosity, however, led me to rediscover them again. Plus, blogging about them has brought in memories of good times in my parents’ home.


Polvoron in Paper Cones


  • 1 1/2 c powdered milk
  • 2 c all purpose flour
  • 1 c sugar
  • 3/4 c melted butter
  • 1/2 c cookies and cream or peanuts (optional)
  • 1/2 of regular white paper
  • tape


  1. In a pan, toast the flour until it turns light brown in color. Turn off heat.
  2. Add powdered milk and sugar into the pan with the toasted flour.
  3. Add melted butter and mix until well combined.
  4. Optional: Add other flavors (peanuts, cookies and cream) into the mixture.

To make paper cones:

  1. Roll paper to form a cone. Make sure the bottom holds tightly.
  2. Add Polvoron into the cone/well. Fold tops and seal with tape.
  3. Cut the sharp tip large enough for the Polvoron to pass through.
  4. Bottoms up, open your mouth and wait for that powdery goodness.
  5. Tip: Tap the cone lightly or cut a bigger hole if polvoron refuses to budge. It happens sometimes.

This is a homemade recipe, packaged and eaten homemade-style. Hope you enjoy this just as much as my little ones did.

Have fun,



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