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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

Filipino Sweet Treats

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.



Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

20 min

20 min

41 pieces


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


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


  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.

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 shape the pastillas more easily.
  • 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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