Nigerian Recipe

How to Make Tuwon Madara (Milk Candy)

Tuwon Madara (milk candy)

Tuwon Madara is a type of snack popularly known in northern Nigeria. It is mostly made of powdered milk. It is often loved by everyone, especially women and kids. In this article, I will be teaching you how to make Tuwon Madara in 8 simple steps.

It can also be called Alawar Madara in Hausa or Milk Candy in English. The delicacy is made almost the same way as Albishir.

It is important to note that Tuwon Madara can only be made with powdered milk and that condensed milk cannot be a substitute. However, any type of powdered milk will do just fine.

Without wasting any time, let’s get started!

How to Make Tuwon Madara


Cooking pot
Turning stick
Nylon or foil paper
Rolling stick


2 cups of powdered milk
Half a cup of sugar
A little butter
Flavor (any type will do)

Procedure for Preparing Tuwon Madara

STEP 1: Place the cooking pot on low heat, add water and sugar to it. Allow for a 2-minute boil.

STEP 2: Add butter to the cooking pot. Allow for a 2-minute melt time.

STEP 3: Add the powdered milk and stir continuously until all the ingredients are properly mixed. That will take you at least 3 minutes.

STEP 4: Now add the flavor of your choice. I prefer to use vanilla flavor. Now stir very well.

STEP 5: Place 1 piece of nylon or foil paper on a flat surface and pour the contents of the pot into it.

STEP 6: Cover it with another piece of nylon or foil paper.

STEP 7: Get the rolling stick and roll it over the content until it is fairly flat.

STEP 8: Finally, uncover the content and cut the Tuwon Madara into the desired shapes.

STEP 9: Your Tuwon Madara is ready!

How to Serve Tuwon Madara

Tuwon Madara is served on plates and eaten with fingers. You don’t eat it with a spoon or fork.

Occasions to Serve Best

It has no specific occasion to serve. Therefore, it can be served at any place and at any time.

How to Store Tuwon Madara

Tuwon Madara, when well-kept away from children and unwanted particles, could last for months. Yes, you heard me right, months!

Health Benefits of Tuwon Madara

The health and nutritional benefits of Tuwon Madara cannot be overemphasized. This is because it is a good source of calcium, can make the teeth healthy, prevents heartburn, makes the skin glow, helps fight diseases and depression, and has hair-hydrating properties.


Tuwon Madara, when properly done, is delicious. It is also very easy to make.

Now that you know how to make Tuwon Madara (yadda ake Alawar Madara), perhaps you should try it too. Don’t forget to tell us about your experience in the comments section below. And in case you encounter any difficulty in the process (which I doubt you will), let us know and we will help you out, ASAP.

You are always welcome to Northpad Nigeria for more local delicacies.

Suwaiba Dalhatu

Suwaiba Dalhatu is an enthusiastic writer. She grew up in Zaria. A specialist on recipes - local recipes to be precise. Cooking is like a profession to her. She loves to read and write in her leisure time, and also loves to make new friends.

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  1. Abdulganiyi fatihah says:

    Sorry please can I have your WhatsApp number

    1. Suwaiba Dalhatu says:

      Yeah, sure, 08060535600

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