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Spanish Polvoron (Shortbread) Recipe Made With Crackers

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Learn how to make polvoron with crackers.

Learn how to make polvoron with crackers.

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 this treat are available on the market.

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

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

15 min

20 min

4 servings

Here are the ingredients for making the Spanish polvoron.

Here are the ingredients for making the Spanish polvoron.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup graham crackers, crushed (use your favorite type)
  • 3/4 cup powdered milk
  • 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

  • 1 large bowl
  • 4 medium bowls
  • 1 small bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Spoon
  • Polvoron molder
  • Cellophane wrapper (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine the butter and sugar. Mix until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Mold the mixture into bite-sized pieces using a polvoron molder, if available. Once molded, transfer the polvoron to the refrigerator to set before serving.

Step-by-Step Video

Tips and Techniques

  • Substitute the nuts with other ingredients such as dried fruits, cookies, etc.
  • Cream the butter with the sugar to lessen its grainy texture.
  • If you don't have a polvoron molder, use a small cupcake pan as an alternative.
  • Allow the polvoron to set inside the refrigerator before serving.
  • Add a pinch of salt to make sweet food taste better.
I already took a bite!

I already took a bite!

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