August 31, 2020
Choco Stuffed Palitaw

Time needed: 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Makes: 10 – 12 servings

2 cups glutinous rice flour
1 cup water
1 cup finely grated coconut
¼ cup sesame seeds, toasted

Chocolate filling:
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 can condensed milk, 330ml
2 tablespoons butter
½ teaspoon salt.


  1. Make choco filling

    Combine the condensed milk, cocoa powder, salt, and butter in a pan over medium heat and stir until well combined and thickened. Allow it to thicken up until it looks almost dry and when pressed, the indentation stays. Cool to room temp and place in the fridge to set.

  2. form filling into balls

    Once cool, scoop out about ½ tablespoon and form into balls. Set aside.

  3. Make Palitaw dough

    In a separate bowl, combine glutinous rice flour and water then mix until a dough forms. Knead until the dough becomes smooth and doesn’t stick to your hands or to the bowl.

  4. Form palitaw

    With damp hands, measure out about a heaping tablespoon of dough and form into a ball.

  5. Stuff palitaw

    Flatten the dough and place a ball of filling into the center. Fold, shape, and seal the edges of your dough to secure the filling inside the patty-shaped dough. Repeat for all.

  6. Cook palitaw

    In a large pot over medium-high heat, bring water to a boil and gently place the stuffed dough. Boil in batches and do not overcrowd the pot. Once the palitaw starts to float, leave it for about 2 minutes longer before removing with a slotted spoon to drain off excess water.

  7. Toppings

    Roll palitaw in grated coconut and sprinkle sugar and sesame seeds on top.