One of my favorite candies in the world comes from the Philippines. Pastillas de leche. Delicious little sugary treats wrapped in white paper. Whenever a family member heads to the Philippines, I will usually request an entire box for myself… or I’ll hoard a bunch from the group. 🙂 This is how the original kind looks:
If I had known I could make my own with just three ingredients, I wouldn’t have to wait for someone to decide to head across the world for a box.
My own little spin on pastillas de leche.
– 1 can of condensed milk
– about 2 cups of powdered milk
– about a half cup of white sugar
Pour the condensed milk into a large mixing bowl. I used a spoon to scrape the sides of the can.
Then start adding in your milk powder slowly and stirring. I started with a spatula and then had to switch to a wooden spoon.
A dough will form once you get all the milk powder in.
I started to use my small scooper to get even rounds. Usually the candy is rolled into cylinders, but I decided this was simpler.
With each piece of candy, roll it in the sugar.
Remember how I said I thought that using the small scoop was gonna be easier? Well… my small scooper got sacrificed to the candy gods. I guess it was too sticky and thick for the little scraper. Opps. At least I didn’t use my large scooper cause I use that for everything. I’d be lost without it.
And there you go! After rolling all of them in the sugar they’re ready to be eaten. They’re not exactly like the candy direct from the Philippines. That kind is a bit creamier, but these are a pretty good substitute.
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