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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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Travel Chef (author) from Manila on July 17, 2018:

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!

Liz Westwood from UK on July 17, 2018:

This is a great idea for an easy recipe.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on July 15, 2018:

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!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on July 15, 2018:

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

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on July 15, 2018:


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

Ray from Philippines on July 14, 2018:

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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