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9 Desserts Anyone Who Is Puerto Rican Will Recognize From Their Childhood

We know the scene well: walking into abuela’s house and seeing your favorite snack, all ready for you. Suddenly we’re all like…


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YES, YES, YES. GIMME ALL THE SWEETS AND COOKIES.

If you grew up in a Puerto Rican household, these 9 desserts will bring back the memories! Try and get through this entire post without drooling.


1. Florecitas

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These devilish little iced cookies are the MOST ADDICTIVE THINGS IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. They’re easily purchased online or in certain grocery stores, and boy oh boy is it impossible to just eat one.


2. Flan

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Alright, this one’s a little obvious, but we’d be lying if we didn’t point out that this was always in the fridge at all times. This coconut custard cake is a staple in any Latino home, and Puerto Ricans really love it. 

3. Brazo Gitano

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Ahhhh yes, the perfect Sunday-after-church snack. After sitting through a ridiculously long mass, there’s nothing we wanted more than this delicious sweet roll. If you were a kid in a Puerto Rican household, your parents and grandparents likely enjoyed this with a delicious cup of coffee.

4. Mantecaditos

 

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Just looking at these cute little sprinkle-topped shortbread cookies will take you RIGHT BACK TO CHRISTMAS. They were always our go-to holiday cookie and always around growing up.


5. Tembleque

 

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This coconut dessert pudding has destroyed many a diet, but was always worth every bite. Cinnamon?! Coconut?! Are you describing heaven? Because it certainly sounds like it. This was a go-to for birthdays and, really, any random celebration.

6. Besitos de Coco

 

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Are you sensing a recurring theme? Coconut. Puerto Ricans love coconut y’all, and we aren’t afraid to admit it. These little cookies were always a favorite after-school treat. Whether homemade or store bought, #they #can #get #it.


7. Serenata Milk Chocolate Wafer

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Little chocolate wafers? Check! These would never last very long, but it didn’t matter when they were so good. Serenatas were always the best reward for making your bed. #BriberyWorks


8. Meringues

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YAS YAS YAS. Meringues are basically little clouds in your mouth. Truly! It’s like if clouds were in dessert form. You could buy them in bulk and have cloud cookies on demand. PRAISE.


9. Bocaditos Cookies

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And finally, rounding out the list of classic Puerto Rican desserts that we all remember from growing up: Bocaditos cookies. Marshmallow + cookies? YES. So. Into. These.

Be right back, going to lay in a puddle of my drool after going through this list. GET THEE TO A GROCERY STORE, STAT.


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What are some desserts you loved growing up? mitú wants to know!

 

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