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How to Make Chocolate Pastillas

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Learn how to make chocolate pastillas

Learn how to make chocolate pastillas

Pastillas are a famous Filipino sweet treat. It is commonly made with fresh milk or powdered milk. Birch Tree is a Filipino brand of powdered milk that offers both full cream milk powder and fortified milk. Recently, Birch Tree launched a new fortified chocolate flavor that is widely available in grocery stores and supermarkets. Intrigued, I bought a small pack and tried making chocolate pastillas with it. Allow me to share my recipe. Basically, it's a chocolate version of a famous Filipino sweet treat typically made with fresh milk.

Ingredients

Ingredients

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

20 min

20 min

41 pieces

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons chocolate powder (I used Birch Tree brand)
  • 4 tablespoons condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • oil, for greasing

Utensils

  • 2 medium bowls
  • 1 small bowls
  • spoon
  • plate
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons

Instructions

  1. Mix powdered chocolate and condensed milk in a bowl.
  2. Oil the palms of your hands to easily mold the chocolate pastillas mixture.
  3. Start molding pastillas using 1/2 teaspoon. Roll into balls.
  4. Coat the chocolate pastillas with white sugar. Arrange them on a plate.
  5. Store in a container. Keep it in a foil pack or wrap it using cellophane.

Chocolate Pastillas Video Tutorial

Tips and Techniques

  • Choose any brand of powdered chocolate.
  • Chilling the chocolate pastillas mixture will make them easier to mold.
  • Grease your hands, spoon, or molder with oil in order to more easily shape the pastillas.
  • Use a teaspoon to make the pastillas a uniform size.
  • Adjust the amount of condensed milk to achieve the desired softness of the final product.
Store the pastillas for later!

Store the pastillas for later!

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Comments

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 29, 2019:

Hi, Dred Cuan, as always. Happy Monday.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 29, 2019:

Hi Miebakagh,

Same with you. See you around again.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 29, 2019:

Dred Cuan, you are welcomed. Enjoy the day.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 29, 2019:

Hello Miebakagh,

Not only it's delicious but also healthy because it's fortified choco milk as well.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 29, 2019:

Hi Pamela,

I highly recommend it for you to try at home as well.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 29, 2019:

Hello Louise,

I'm glad that you like it. I hope you can try making it at home.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 29, 2019:

Hi Linda,

Absolutely, even kids can make these Birch Tree choco pastillas. I hope you give this recipe a try.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 28, 2019:

Hi, Dred Cuan, thanks for sharing. This is a candy/sweet full of natural goodness. I enjoy it. Thanks again.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 28, 2019:

This candy looks so delicious. Thank you.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on September 28, 2019:

Thanks for the recipe. This sounds lovely.

Linda Chechar from Arizona on September 28, 2019:

That is a fun and tasty sweet to make. I love any dessert made with chocolate. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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