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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.


  • 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)


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


  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.
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