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25 Snacks From Spain You Must Try + Recipes!

25 Snacks From Spain You Must Try + Recipes!

A foodie guide on snacks from Spain and about the best snack food to try in Spain

If you consider yourself a foodie, there is no more authentic place for you to start a culinary adventure than Spain! For those who have never been there before, it would be useful to know that the national food of Spain varies from one region to another.

It makes it even more interesting because the dish ingredients can be completely different, even in the neighboring cities. Countless local delicacies will make you fall in love with the food and drinks of Spain, over and over again.

If you wonder what Spain is known for, I’d definitely name its food!

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Most people visit Spain in order to indulge in local food and festivals.

I can’t provide you with the actual trip to this foodie paradise, but I can make sure that you taste at least a bit of its perfection.

You will find some recipes of snacks from Spain (Europe) in the following sections, so go ahead and enjoy its riches at home.

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Why Snacks from Spain are different!

Tapas are the best-known, typical foods from Spain. They are usually served as snacks, but they can also be served as a meal (larger portions). They are then called raciones.

Many interesting historical anecdotes are told about tapas and their origin. Its tradition is the strongest in areas such as León, Extremadura, Ciudad Real, and Andalusia.

If I should define a tapa, the most accurate description would probably be that it is “a small portion of food, usually served with a drink before or after a meal”.  Making a good tapa is considered to be an art! The purpose of tapas, and snacks in general, goes beyond popular foods in Spain.

It is all about the experience that includes eating in bars that have the same owners for generations, loud conversations with friends or locals, and so on.

Tapas are a culture for itself, and consequently, the thing that makes Spanish snacks different from all other food.

Insider Tip: I love to enjoy refined versions of Spanish food in the Paradores of Spain. They create amazing blends between modern and traditional Spanish cuisine.

Best Spanish Salty Snacks

1.     Tortilla de Patatas – Spanish Omelette

Snacks from Spain, Tortilla de Patatas
Tortilla de patatas – Spanish omelette

Tortilla de patatas (Spanish omelette) is one of the signature tapas in the whole country. It has several other names such as tortilla de papas or tortilla Espanola, but it is the same thing.

The basic ingredients are eggs and potatoes, but if served with a baguette and some salad, it can also be enjoyed as breakfast or dinner. If you are ever wondering what to eat in Spain, this dish is your good-to-go option.

Authentic Tortilla Espanola (Spanish Omelet)

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The main reason why the omelet is considered to be a Spanish food classic is that all the ingredients are more or less already in our households. Essentially, you only need eggs, a few potatoes, a little bit of oil and an onion to make it.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 300g of sliced potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 5 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt and black pepper

Instructions

  1. Peel 300g of potatoes and cut them into thin slices. Do the same thing with one onion.
  2. You need to cook the slices of potatoes and onion for about 30 minutes until they get a nice, golden color. 
  3. Take a bowl and crack five eggs in it. Season the eggs with a little bit of black pepper and add salt before whisking.
  4. Once you prepare these two parts, mix them together in a frying pan.
  5. Make sure that you turn around the tortilla until it is nicely cooked on both sides.

Notes

Some like their tortilla española liquid inside, then only cook 10minutes each side.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 233mgSodium: 229mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 10g

2.     Pintxos

Best Spanish Salty Snacks, Pintxos Snacks in Spain
Pintxos

If you wonder what food is Spain famous for, try a snack from the Basque region known as pinxtos. It is usually eaten after work, commonly in bars.

Pintxos are actually skewered, and they are almost exclusively served as snacks that go excellently with a good wine.

It is the most famous food of San Sebastian, and you can even book your pintxo tour, one of the most popular attractions in San Sebastian.

The ingredients include baguette slices covered with smoked salmon, tuna, cheese, etc. These flavorful bites are one of the most famous snacks in Spain.

3.     Bocadillo de Jamon – Ham Sandwich

Best Spanish Snacks, Bocadillo de Jamon
Bocadillo de Jamon . Ham sandwich

Bocadillo de jamon (ham sandwich) is made from Spanish bread, and the main ingredient of this sandwich is either Iberian or Serrano ham.

Another common name for this snack is bocata de jamon, and except previously mentioned parts, this sandwich is often filled with cheese, tomatoes, and olive oil. 

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4.     Boquerones al Limon – Anchovies with Lemon

Snacks from Spain, Boquerones al limon
Boquerones al limon – Anchovies with lemon

If you decide to visit Malaga, you will have the chance to try one of the best-known Andalusian snacks; fried anchovies marinated in lemon. Malaga is famous for its winter sun and makes it a great place for winter holidays in Spain.

Boquerones al limon are particularly tasty in Marbella, thus make sure to include them in your Marbella itinerary.

These tapas are a very popular food in Spain and can be found in almost all beach bars all over the province. You can even enjoy the best beaches in southern Spain and try the local cuisine there.

Since fish is a big part of the Spanish food culture and especialy in this whole region, it is not strange that the fish nicknamed boqueron by locals is one of the most popular ingredients.

Fun fact is that there are over 140 species of boqueron in the Alboran Sea, and they can be prepared and marinated in several ways.

Yield: 4

Boquerones Al Limon

Snacks from Spain, Boquerones al limon

Fun fact is that there are over 140 species of Boqueron in the Alboran Sea, and they can be prepared and marinated in several ways.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 350g of Boquerones
  • 1 ½ lemon
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Flour and salt

Instructions

  • First, you need to clean and dry the Boquerones.  
  • Simultaneously, mix salt, parsley, and garlic, and crush them to make a paste. Once you are done making the paste, pour the lemon juice into it.
  • Use the glass tray to put clean and dry fish and put the marinade over it. Leave in the fridge for two hours.
  • The final step is to take each fish, pass them through the flour and fry in oil until they get a nice, golden color.  
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    4

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

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    5.     Espetos – Sardine Skewers

    Best Spanish tastiest snacks, Espetos - sardine skewers
    Espetos – Sardine skewers

    This is another famous Andalusian snack, enjoyed by both locals and tourists. Espetos (grilled sardines) are the best when prepared between July and September since that is the period when the sardines are fatter than usual.

    The taste increases even more if they are served with soft drinks or beers. However, it is interesting to know that the sardine skewers tradition originates from the 19th century’s and hasn’t changed since.

    It is one of the simplest, yet tastiest snacks in that part of the country. 

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    6.     Pan Tumaca – Tomato Bread

    Snacks from Spain, Pan Tumaca
    Pan tumaca – Tomato bread

    The best way to describe pan tumaca is to say that it is a snack made from tomato and bread. It has a few other names, and the most frequent ones are pa amb oli or pa amb tomàquet.  It is very easy to make since it has only five ingredients (most of them you have in your home regularly) and it only takes about 5-7 minutes to prepare it.

    Pan tumaca is originally from the Catalonia region and thus if you visit wineries near Barcelona, you’ll always be served pan tumaca. Also if you visit Barcelona, it’s an absolute must-do, even if you have only 48 hours in Barcelona.

    If you are seeking a perfect and affordable appetizer for your guests, this can be a quick and ideal choice.

    Traditional Pan Tumaca from Barcelona

    Snacks from Spain, Pan Tumaca

    Pan Tumaca is one of the main foods in Spain served for breakfast. There are a few ways to make pan tumaca, but here is the most common one.

    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 4 tomatoes
    • Several toast bread slices
    • 4 garlic cloves
    • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

    Instructions

    1. Take four tomatoes (medium size), cut them in half, and discard the skin.
    2. Meanwhile, you should toast sliced bread until it gets a nice, brown color. 
    3. Put the cut tomatoes into a bowl and add a tablespoon of olive oil. 
    4. You will also need a clove of garlic. Rub the garlic into bread slices when you finish toasting them.
    5. Finally, put the tomato-olive oil mixture over the garlic-soaked bread and add a pinch of salt if needed 

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    10

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 29Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

    7.     Croquetas de Jamon – Ham Croquettes

    Best Spanish Snacks, Croquetas dish
    Croquetas de jamon – Ham croquettes

    I don’t know a person who tried croquettes and didn’t like them! It is a snack for everyone since it has an option for those who eat meat and for those who don’t.

    However, in Spain, the most popular croquettes are croquetas de jamon and the secret of their divine taste lies in a special type of ham; the Serrano jamon.

    Yield: 4

    Spanish Ham Croquettes Recipe (Croquetas)

    What to eat in Spain, Croquetas dish

    The most popular croquettes are Croquetas de Jamon and the secret of their divine taste lies in a special type of ham – Serrano Jamon.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup/100 mL chicken broth
    • 8 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3/4 cup/107 grams flour
    • 1 1/2 cups/350 mL milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    • Dash of ground pepper
    • 1/2 cup ham (very finely hand-minced, so it can be mixed thoroughly with the dough)
    • 2 eggs, beaten lightly
    • 1 cup breadcrumbs (for coating)
    • 1​ bottle Spanish olive oil (for frying)

    Instructions

    1. Dice the ham and the onion. Meanwhile, you need to melt the butter in a pan, and to add onions, nutmeg, and ham.
    2. Make sure to sauté until it gets a nice color. Start stirring constantly while adding the flour. Note that if you stop stirring the flour will burn.
    3. When you see the brown color, start adding milk slowly without stopping to stir. Once it is done, let the mixture cool.
    4. Put the whole amount in the plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 4 hours. You need to make small logs afterward if you want to get a nice croquette shape.
    5. Before frying the logs, make sure to pass each one through the bread crumbs.

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    8.     Patatas Bravas

     Top typical foods of Spain, Patatas Bravas dish
    Patatas bravas

    Patatas bravas are probably the most addictive snacks among all other Spanish tapas, and another good example of typical foods of Spain.

    They have a great golden color, and their flavor is intensified with salsa brava (a red, spicy sauce) that will make you want more.

    It is one of the most frequent appetizers in Barcelona (and the whole Catalonian region). The best part is that patatas bravas are simple enough to make them at home.

    Spanish Patatas Bravas Recipe

    What to Typical Food from Barcelona and Catalunya in Spain, Patatas Bravas dish
    Prep Time 30 minutes
    Cook Time 30 minutes
    Total Time 1 hour

    Ingredients

    • 900g of sliced potatoes
    • A cup of olive oil
    • 300g of brava sauce

    Instructions

    1. You need to cut the potatoes into bite-size pieces first. Note that the point of patatas bravas is not to look like French fries but to look more home-made.
    2. The next step is to deep-fry the potatoes into the olive oil. Once they are done, put the sauce over it. 
    3. The sauce used for patatas bravas is brightly red and a bit spicy, but the level of spiciness depends on your personal preference.

    Notes

    There is a possibility of adding another sauce made from alioli, but the original dish is served with bravas only. 

    9.     Empanadas

    Most famous Galician snacks in Spain, Empanadas
    Empanadas

    Empanadas can be seen as one of the most famous Galician snacks in Spain. Since this autonomous Spanish community mainly uses seafood, it is not strange that their empanadas (bread pies) usually consist of fish, shellfish, and meat such as pork.

    Empanadas can be served as dinner, but they are more often eaten in between meals.

    Empanadas from Spain

    Most famous Galician snacks in Spain, Empanadas

    Empanadas can be served as dinner, but they are more often eaten in between meals.

    Ingredients

    • 4 cups of flour
    • 1 cup of water
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 cup of olive oil
    • 1 spoon of rapid rise yeast
    • 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
    • 1 red and 1 green pepper
    • 2 onions
    • 1 tomato
    • 1 canned tuna
    • Salt and pepper

    Instructions

    1. Two parts need to be made. The first one is the dough and the second one is the filling.
    2. For the dough, you need to whisk 1 teaspoon of paprika with salt and flour with water and rapid rise yeast.
    3. Add 1 egg and ¾ cup of olive oil into it, and when you get an even, elastic mixture, leave it to rise for an hour.
    4. Meanwhile start preparing the filling by mincing the garlic, onions, and green and red peppers.
    5. Boil and chop the remaining eggs, and slice the tomato too.
    6. First cook the onion with the remaining olive oil, and then add the other diced vegetables.
    7. Cook until almost all liquid is gone, add canned tuna, and season the mixture.
    8. The final step is to split the dough, line the first part into the pan, add the filling while spreading boiled eggs over it.
    9. Put the second part of the dough over it. Bake in the oven for 30-35 min and you will get a perfect Spanish style pie.

    10. Aceitunas – Olives

    Snacks from Spain, Olives
    Aceitunas – Olives

    When it comes to salty snacks, olives and Spain are a classic combination. To be more accurate, this is over a 3,000 years long combination when the first olives were brought to the country.

    If you look carefully, you will see that all the famous dishes from Spain are made with olive oil.

    Moreover, aceitunas are the most frequent bite in every bar, and they are often served as a free snack throughout the whole country.

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    11. Tortillita de Camarones – Shrimp Fritters

    Best Spanish snacks, Tortillita de Camarones
    Tortillita de camarones – Shrimp fritters

    Since Barcelona is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, it is no wonder why many popular foods from Spain come from this city.

    Tortillita de camarones (shrimp fritters) are no exception. These crispy and tasty tapas are great to enjoy during warm summer days without being in the kitchen for too long.

    Shrimp Fritters - (Tortillita de Camarones)

    Best Spanish snacks, Tortillita de Camarones

    Tortillita de Camarones or Spanish shrimp fritters are no exception. These crispy and tasty tapas are great to enjoy warm summer days without being in the kitchen for too long.

    Ingredients

    • 50g of fresh shrimps (Camarones)
    • 1 cup of both flour and chickpea flour
    • 1 cup of water
    • 1 diced onion
    • 1 bunch of fresh parsley
    • Olive oil

    Instructions

    1. Mix all ingredients until you get a smooth batter.
    2. Add shrimps, make an even mixture, and let it cool in the fridge for about 30min.
    3. Heat the olive oil in the pan, spread the fritters so they don’t touch each other and fry until you get a nice, golden color.
    4. Remember to serve it hot and with a glass of a nice, cold drink.

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    12. Chopitos Fritos – Fried Cuttlefish

    Snacks from Spain, Fried chopitos
    Fried chopitos

    If you love fried cuttlefish, you will be happy to know that in Spain, you can try tapas known as chopitos fritos.

    To get truly flavorful chopitos fritos, they need to be fresh and small. And to make them crunchy enough, you should light batter and quick fry them.

    Fried Baby Squids from Spain (Chopitos)

    Snacks from Spain, Fried chopitos

    If you love fried cuttlefish, you will be happy to know that in Spain, you can try tapas known as chopitos. To get truly flavorful chopitos, they need to be fresh and small. And to make them crunchy enough, you should light batter and quick fry them.

    Ingredients

    • 200g of squids (babies)
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
    • 1-2 spoons of flour
    • Salt at taste

    Instructions

    1. Dry the chopitos and cut them into small rings. Whisk the eggs while heating up the olive oil in a pan.
    2. Dip the rings into the flour and then into the eggs.
    3. Fry them into the hot oil for less than a minute.

    It can’t get simpler and faster than this.

    13. Jamon Iberico – Iberian Ham

    Famous Food from Central Spain, Jamon Iberico – Spanish Cured Ham dish
    Jamon Iberico – Iberiam ham

    When speaking about the most famous food brands from Spain, I can’t skip one of the best (some even argue that it is the best!) ham worldwide!

    Jamon Iberico (Iberian ham) is a royalty in the world of ham, and not only it is used in all kinds of recipes, but it is also served as an appetizer all over the country.

    Iberian ham is one of many signature foods in Spain, and luckily for us, it is exported to other parts of the world. You also need to know how to eat Spanish ham.

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    14. Ensalada Rusa – Russian Salad

    Best food from Spain for kids, Ensalada Rusa
    Ensalada Rusa- Russian salad

    Ensalada Rusa, otherwise known as “Spanish potato salad” is a refreshing and delicious dish made from mayonnaise, potatoes, boiled eggs, carrots, peas, and tuna.

    Many other countries have their own versions of this salad, and they are all served as an appetizer or as a part of some bigger meal. It can be a good choice if you want to prepare food from Spain for kids, they will love it!

    15. Caracoles – Snails

    Best Spanish snacks, Caracoles – Snails
    Caracoles – Snails

    If you ever decide to visit Seville, make sure you try their caracoles (snails). If you are a seafood addict, you can even try a beach day trip from Seville and head to Cadiz.

    Although caracoles are not everyone’s first choice, if used correctly, they can be a great addition of exotic flavor to your dishes. I must stress out that not all snails are edible, and if you decide to prepare them at home, double-check before you buy!

    Snails from Spain (Caracoles)

    Best Spanish snacks, Caracoles – Snails

    Although snails are not everyone’s first choice, if used correctly, they can be a great addition of exotic flavor to your dishes. I must stress out that not all snails are edible, and if you decide to prepare them at home, double-check before you buy!

    Ingredients

    • 1kg of snails
    • 2 thick slices of baguette
    • 1 onion and green pepper
    • 3 tomatoes
    • 3 cloves of garlic
    • ½ glass of white wine (the rest of the bottle you can keep for yourself)
    • 1 whole Bay leaf
    • Salt to taste

    Instructions

    1. Boil the snails in the water while skimming off the froth.
    2. When cooked, put them aside.
    3. On the other side, you need to fry bread with garlic in olive oil. Add diced onion, tomatoes, pepper, wine, and the bay and cook for 15min.
    4. Mix snails with the sauce and stir, but avoid breaking the shells.
    5. Cook for a few more minutes, and serve hot.

    16. Queso Manchego – Manchego Cheese

    Best Cheese in Spanish Snacks, Manchego Cheese
    Queso Manchego – Manchego Cheese

    Queso manchego (Manchego cheese) is served as a typical snack in the La Mancha region.

    As its name suggests, the cheese is made from the milk of Manchega sheep, and it is one of the most authentic products from the area, protected by multiple international organizations.

    This semi-hard cheese suits all types of tapa plates, and is widely praised for its taste and structure.  

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    Best Spanish Sweet Snacks

    17. Horchata with Fartons

    Best Spanish Sweet Snacks, Horchata with Fartons
    Horchata with fartons

    When it comes to sweet snacks in Spain, Valencia should be on your priority list.

    One of its signature sweet soft drinks is horchata, and when you mix it with bread-type fartons, you get one of the best and most traditional horchatas in the town.

    Like all others, this drink is served very cold which makes it ideal for hot summer days.

    If you are planning to visit Valencia, have a look at my 1 day in Valencia or 3-Day Valencia itinerary.

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    18. Churros

    Best and tasty Spanish Sweet Snacks, Churros with Chocolate
    Churros

    One can imagine many things, but visiting Spain without trying churros is none of them!

    Churrerias are the pride of the Spanish central region, and there are numerous people all over Madrid waiting in lines to try their products. Churros is a must eat & food to try in Madrid!

    Churros are a real must on any Madrid itinerary!

    Moreover, you can make churrerias in the comfort of your own home with a few simple ingredients and about 30 min of your free time.

    Home-made Churros

    Best and tasty Spanish Sweet Snacks, Churros with Chocolate

    Ingredients

    • 11 spoons of sugar
    • 1 cup of water
    • A pinch of salt
    • 1 cup of flour
    • Oil for frying
    • 4 ounces of dark chocolate
    • A half-cup of heavy cream

    Instructions

    1. Whisk together all ingredients except cream and chocolate.
    2. Stir and cook until you get an even mass.
    3. Take a cloth pastry, fill it with the dough, and start making churros while frying them in hot oil.
    4. When fried, drain the excess oil.
    5. On the other side warm the cream, put the chopped chocolate into it, and stir. When you get a nice and even mixture, pour it over the churros.

    19. Bunuelos de Viento – Nun’s Puffs

    Snacks from Spain, Buñuelos de Viento
    Bunuelos de viento – Nun’s puffs

    Bunuelos de Viento (nun’s puffs) is one of the fluffiest things you’ll have the chance to try while in Spain. Even the name is translated as ‘’light as air’’ in English.

    It is a typical Spanish Christmas sweet, and since it is made from simple dough covered with a variety of toppings, most of Spanish families make it regularly.

    This food is typical of Madrid which is one of the best places in Spain when looking for a foodie trip.

    Covent Pastry from Spain

    Snacks from Spain, Buñuelos de Viento

    Buñuelos de Viento is one of the fluffiest things you’ll have the chance to try while in Spain. Even the name is translated as ‘’light as air’’ in English.

    It is a typical Christmas sweet, and since it is made from simple dough covered with a variety of toppings, most of the Spanish families make it regularly.

    Ingredients

    • 1 ½ cup of water
    • 2 spoons of butter and sugar
    • 1 lemon
    • 4 eggs
    • 4 ounces of flour
    • 3 cups of oil
    • ¼ teaspoon of baking powder and a pinch of salt

    Instructions

    1. Boil water with lemon, sugar, butter, and salt. Add baking powder mixed with flour while stirring constantly.
    2. Leave the dough to cool until it becomes warm and start adding eggs.
    3. When you get a smooth mass leave it for 2 hours.
    4. Divide the mass into spoonfuls and fry in hot oil.
    5. To finish up, sprinkle the remaining sugar over the fried Buñuelos

    20. Palmeras – Palms

    Best Spanish Sweet Snacks, Palmera
    Palmeras – Palms

    These sweet pastries are ideal snacks for coffee breaks. Palmeras are alternatively served as a light breakfast, and if you want to enjoy them as locals, dip them in hot chocolate.

    They are known as the ‘’it will melt in your mouth’’ type of tapa. Consequently, these easily made delicacies are popular in all Spanish regions.

    21. Torrijas – French Toast

    Best food from Spain, Torrijas
    Torrijas – French toast

    This is another popular recipe, especially for those who are fond of two things: toast and cinnamon. There are several variations of torrijas, but the most common ones are toasts covered with either cinnamon or honey.

    This dish is basically from Madrid, which is among others the setting for some beautiful movies set in Spain.

    The simplest way to explain a torrija is to say that it is the Spanish version of French toast. Despite being a great snack, it is not uncommon to serve it as a breakfast.

    Torrija from Spain

    Best food from Spain, Torrijas

    The simplest way to explain a torrija is to say that it is the Spanish version of French toast. Despite being a great snack, it is not uncommon to serve it as a breakfast.

    Ingredients

    • 4 eggs
    • 1l of milk
    • 1 sugar cup
    • 2-3 spoons of honey and cinnamon
    • Several slices of French bread

    Instructions

    1. Slowly boil milk mixed with sugar.
    2. After 15 minutes of cooking, remove it from heath while soaking the bread slices into the mixture.
    3. Leave the bread to cool.
    4. Whisk the eggs and dip the slices of bread again. Fry them in olive oil. On the other hand, make the syrup by mixing and boiling a cup of warm water with sugar, cinnamon, and honey.
    5. Note that torrijas have to be fully covered in syrup and refrigerated.

    22. Tortitas de Aceite – Olive Oil Biscuits

    traditional sweet Snacks in spain, Tortitas de aceite
    Tortitas de aceite – Olive oil biscuits

    A traditional sweet olive torta is a must in every Spanish city. If you decide to make it at home, know that it takes about 50 minutes to prepare

    There are stories that tortitas de aceite are sometimes referred to as tortas del virgin and that the name was given by Spanish nuns.

    Nowadays, you can find these tortitas in many shops, not only in Spain but all over the world.

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    Tortitas de Aceite from Spain

    traditional sweet Snacks in spain, Tortitas de aceite

    There are stories that tortitas de Aceite are sometimes referred to as tortas del virgin and that the name was given by Spanish nuns. Nowadays, you can find these tortitas in many shops, not only in Spain but all over the world.

    Ingredients

    • Fennel seeds
    • 2 cups of flavor
    • 7 tablespoons of warm water
    • 8 tablespoons of olive oil
    • 1 egg
    • Sugar for topping

    Instructions

    1. Whisk the ingredients (make sure you grind the fennel seeds) in two separate bowls.
    2. The first one should have seeds and flavor, the second water, and olive oil.
    3. When you get two even mixtures, combine them until you get a dough. 
    4. Heat the oven to maximum and bake no more than 4 tortitas in a row.
    5. Brush them with whisked egg white and sprinkle with sugar before baking. 

    23. Turron – Nougat

    Famous Dishes in Spain, Turron dish from Alicante
    Turron – Nougat

    Turron (nougat) is a well-known Spanish style sweet. This tapa can be served as both dessert and pastry.

    Turron has multiple variations depending on the region, and the most popular ones are turron de Alicante and turron de Jijona. These delicacies are often made and given during holidays.

    It’s one of the most famous dishes in Spain during the holiday season!

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    24. Flan

    Best Spanish Sweet Snacks, flan
    Flan

    Flan is a traditional Hispanic cold dessert that has a characteristic creamy and smooth taste. The best thing about flan is that you can experiment with adding different flavors and still get to eat a refreshing and flavorsome snack.

    This is another easy-to-make recipe suitable, even for those who are not kitchen masters. 

    Yield: 4

    Spanish Flan

    Best Spanish Sweet Snacks, flan

    Flan is a traditional Hispanic cold dessert that has a characteristic creamy and smooth taste. The best thing about flan is that you can experiment with adding different flavors and still get to eat a refreshing and flavorsome snack.

    This is another easy-to-make recipe suitable even for those who are not kitchen masters. 

    Ingredients

    • 1 can of condensed milk
    • 1 can of evaporated milk
    • White sugar
    • 1 spoon of vanilla extract
    • Water
    • 6 eggs

    Instructions

    1. Dissolve the sugar into 1 spoon of water and boil until you get caramel syrup when done pour into the pie dish.
    2. On the other hand whisk eggs with both types of milk, sugar, and extract of vanilla until you get a smooth mass.
    3. Add it over the caramel and cover it with aluminum folia.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours afterward.
    5. When done, invert the flan, letting the caramel flow over.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    4

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 309mgSodium: 219mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 16g

    25. Leche Merengada – Meringue Milk

    Snacks from Spain, Leche Merengada
    Leche merengada – Meringue milk

    If you are looking for a milkshake variation, leche merenguada (meringue milk) is the sweet drink for you! It can be found in almost all ice cream shops in Spain, and it is one of the classical Spanish desserts for kids.

    It is so famous that it even has its own song “Tengo una vaca lechera” that most of the children in the country know!

    Leche Merenguada

    Snacks from Spain, Leche Merengada

    It is so famous that it has a song ‘’ Tengo una vaca lechera” that most of the children in the country know.

    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 25 minutes
    Total Time 35 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 4 cups of milk
    • 4 eggs (only whites)
    • 1 ½ cup of sugar
    • A cinnamon stick
    • 1 zested lemon

    Instructions

    1. Mix the milk, lemon, cinnamon, and sugar, let it boil and cook for 5min.
    2. Let the mixture cool while you remove the lemon zest.
    3. Whisk egg whites and put everything together.
    4. Stir until you get a homogenous mass. 
    5. Leche Merenguada is served cold and preferably in tall glasses. 

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    4

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 494Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 206mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 90gFiber: 1gSugar: 76gProtein: 15g

    Short FAQ about the best snacks from Spain

    What are the best Spanish appetizers?

    Patatas bravas, croquetas, and gazpacho are the best Spanish appetizers to have.

    What is a Spanish snack?

    There are several famous Spanish snacks which you must try like croquettes, boquerones and olives.

    What are Spanish sweet snacks?

    Spanish sweet snacks which are really tasty are turron, mantecados and flan. These are sweet delicacies you can have and which will pamper your sweet tooth.



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