Cheese Balls Palitaw Recipe

It's a Filipino dessert with a twist!

Palitaw is a Filipino dessert that is soft and chewy. Make it extraordinary with a cheesy filling.

Cheese Balls Palitaw Recipe

Krish Kusina, Reader Recipe
It's a Filipino dessert with a twist!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert, Snacks/Merienda
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 50 pieces


Cheese Balls Palitaw Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup sesame seeds
  • 3 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon pandan flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon ube flavoring
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • quick-melt cheese for filling
  • 1/4 Cup white sugar for topping
  • 1 Cup shredded coconut for topping


  • Toast the sesame seeds in a pan over medium-low heat. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine the glutinous rice flour and water. Mix well. Divide into 3 parts. Mix in pandan flavoring in one part and ube flavoring in the other part. Damp your hands with water to form round shapes or according to your choice of shapes. Place some cheese inside the dough and seal closed.
  • Boil about 5 cups water in a cooking pot. Add salt. Put the formed glutinous rice dough in the boiling water. Once it floats, use a strainer to remove the dough from the water and drain the excess water.
  • Coat with shredded coconut, sugar, and toasted sesame seeds. Serve.
Keyword Filipino dessert recipe
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