From Jamón Rolls To Pizza Quesadillas All The Latino Snacks We “Invented” While Our Parents Were Away
If you were a kid (we’re banking on the fact that you were) you know that one of your proudest moments was “inventing” a new snack you were pretty sure no one had ever tried before. Whether it was mayonnaise nachos, PB&J tacos, or pizza burritos con ketchup, you tried it all. Recently a TikTok user by the name of @belspies shared her own childhood creation when she showed her “Three M&Ms Ball” recipe on TikTok.
Tons of people on TikTok responded with their own special recipes on TikTok but we wanted to hear from you. So we asked you guys what treats you invented as kids.
And boy did you guys deliver!
Classic PBJ with a Twist
Because our parents worked hard as hell.
“Man for real. This made me realize all the stuff we had to come up with because we were hungry, while my son over here can’t repeat the same thing for dinner as he had for lunch. Then again he has the privilege of his mother being home while mine worked, but still.” –avelar227
Tortilla snacks were where it was really at.
“I used to cut up tortillas in little triangles and sprinkle salt and lemon on them to snack on after school.” – salviscientist
Chocolate chips were where it was at.
Turns out we were all using ketchup for odd purposes.
“Pizza” = slice of bread, bologna, cheese ketchup & mayo, place in toaster oven until cheese melts.”- berenice02
“Ritz w/ ketchup, cream cheese tortilla rolls, fry a tortilla then add sugar and cinnamon to make my own buñelos, and Pillsberry dough biscuit to make doughnuts. My kid will never know the real struggle.” – pattybear59
“omg sliced cheese with ketchup 😅😅 I was 5 and I thought I made a masterpiece.” – musical_mary21
“Jelly on flour tortillas.” – becky_anible_
The ultimate cereal crunch.
“Cornflakes and porridge oats (con canela) but it had to be the perfect combo of sweet, hot and cruchy.” – olmos_shnn
Hot dogs fit for the best taqueria.
“Grilled Hot dogs rolled in a corn tortilla. Flour tortilla with Peanut Butter & Pancake syrup. Hella good!” – mssassycrabcake
Yes to all of the fresasss.
“Confleis con platano, fried bologna sandwiches, maruchan con chile y limón.” – liz_laprieta
The ultimate messy toast.
“Toast with butter and maple syrup – ghetto gourmet.” – mmjohar
“I used to grab a potato chip and topped with pelon pelo rico.. my mom would yield at me that I had lombrises en la pansa.. it was so good.” – yandy_loz
Tortillas with mayonnaise.
“Warm rolled tortilla with a little salt or flour tortilla with mayonnaise.” – ivet_dub
“Apples soaked in pickle juice with chamoy Lucas.” –dreathunder
“Peanut butter jelly and Doritos (or lays) sandwich.” –allyss_abyss_
“Mix all the Lucas powders for the ultimate Lucas.” – genni_reyes
And people were going crazy with tacos.
“Cheetos and mustard.” – lesliehendersonoajaca
“Warm Tortilla and salted sour cream.” – victoria0r0
“Pickles and nacho cheese!” –lovely_did
“Soda crackers with mayo or ritz crackers with American cheese.” – simpleasamy
But above all, we can’t help but think this spicey rice sandwich was da bomb.
“Arroz sándwich.” – bellmaryk