Spanish Polvoron (Shortbread) Recipe Using Your Favorite Crackers

Updated on August 2, 2019
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Polvoron is a popular shortbread in Spain. It has a soft crumbly texture and sweet buttery taste. Back then, this was only served during holidays. Nowadays, different varieties of polvoron are available on the market.

I made my own version of polvoron using my favorite crackers and added some chopped nuts to make it crunchier. This recipe is absolutely delicious and affordable that everybody will surely enjoy!


  • 1 cup crackers, crushed
  • 3/4 cup milk, powdered
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour, toasted
  • 1/4 cup nuts, toasted and chopped (optional)
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Utensils for the Preparation of IngredientsUtensils for Molding the Polvoron
Utensils for the Preparation of Ingredients
Utensils for the Preparation of Ingredients | Source
Utensils for Molding the Polvoron
Utensils for Molding the Polvoron | Source


  • 1 Large Bowl
  • 4 Medium Bowls
  • 1 Small Bowl
  • Measuring Cups
  • Spoon
  • Polvoron Molder
  • Cellophane Wrapper (optional)

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 4


  1. Combine butter and sugar. Stir the two ingredients together to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients. Mix well.
  3. Mold the mixture into bite size pieces using a polvoron molder, if possible.
  4. Wrap each piece with a cellophane wrapper, if necessary.

Step-by-Step Procedure: Grahams Nutty Polvoron

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Tips and Techniques

  1. Substitute nuts with other ingredients such as dried fruits, cookies, etc.
  2. Cream butter with sugar to lessen its grainy texture.
  3. Use a small cupcake pan as an alternative to mold the polvoron.
  4. Allow it to set inside the refrigerator before serving.
  5. Add a pinch of salt to make it a little bit salty.

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        16 months ago from California

        Hello Liz,

        Yes, so easy! If you love polvoron, you can enjoy it with the taste of your favorite crackers! Give it a try, you won't regret it. Cheers!

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        Liz Westwood 

        16 months ago from UK

        This is a great idea for an easy recipe.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        16 months ago from California

        Hi Mary,

        This version tastes as good as the traditional polvoron. I'm thinking of doing some twist in this recipe. I'll post it next time. Let me know if you love it! Cheers!

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        Mary Norton 

        16 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        I love polvoron which we used to snack on when we were kids. I will certainly like to try this cracker version.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        16 months ago from California


        Thanks for the info! I love dried fruits too. It's really delicious especially the tropical ones.

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        16 months ago from Philippines

        Yummy recipe! I love polvoron. We also have our version of polvoron here in the Philippines composing of different flavors like purple yam, cheese, chocolate, pandan, and so much more.

        I am planning to start baking after I graduate college. This recipe could be one of the first food recipes I am going to make. But, I'll try to use fruits instead of nuts. I am quite avoiding foods that cause pimples. Anyways, thanks for the recipe.


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