Traditional Guatemalan coconut candy: cocadas reales

Traditional Guatemalan Coconut Candy: Cocadas Reales

This delicious traditional Guatemalan coconut candy recipe is one of my favorite Guatemalan candy. Known as cocadas reales this coconut candy is made with shredded coconut and condensed milk on the stove top. Chewy, sweet and deliciously soft this traditional Guatemalan candy is a sweet treat that you’re sure to fall in love with.  Why … Read more

fiambre from Guatemala Dia de los Muertos

Fiambre Recipe from Guatemala for El Dia de los Muertos

Fiambre is a Guatemalan dish prepared once a year on November 1st for the Day of the Dead or Día de Los Muertos. Fiambre is a traditional Guatemalan food made from loads of veggies, cold cuts, cheeses, and a delicious caldillo rolled up into an elegant cold salad. Since it is a challenging recipe that … Read more

Guatemalan tostadas with guacamole, black beans and tomato sauce

Traditional Guatemalan Tostadas Recipe

Guatemalan tostadas are traditional Guatemalan food often served as snacks or appetizers during the traditional holiday festivities. You typically spread Guatemalan tostadas with recado salsa (tomato sauce), refried black beans, and guacamole, topped with onion slices and cheese. In this post, I will share the recipes for the three types of tostadas, one of Guatemala’s … Read more

Healthy Chilaquilas from Guatemala

Chilaquilas (wich is not to be confused with the Mexican traditional dish Chilaquiles) is one of my favorite Guatemalan dishes. Guatemalan Chilaquilas are like a tortilla or güisquil (knows as chayote in Mexico or pear squash in the US) grilled cheese. They are perfect as a snack and the güisquil version is loaded with amino acids and vitamin C making it a … Read more

classic arroz con leche Guatemala

Arroz con Leche Classic Recipe

In this article, we will share an easy recipe for Guatemalan arroz con leche. Arroz con leche is a beloved and traditional Guatemalan dessert that holds a special place in Guatemalan culture. This creamy rice pudding is a delightful combination of rice, milk, sugar, and aromatic spices, making it a comforting and indulgent treat. In this article … Read more

Rellenitos de platano recipe

Rellenitos de Platano

‘If you’re looking for the best Guatemalan rellenitos de platano recipe, you’ve come to the right place. I love to share traditional Guatemalan recipes, and this Guatemalan dessert is one of my favorites. Rellenitos are ripe plantains stuffed with refried black beans and covered in sugar. This sweet plantain recipe is one of the most … Read more

Bocado de reina Guatemalan bread pudding

Bocado de Reina – Guatemalan bread pudding

Wondering what to make with leftover bread? Make a simple yet delicious traditional Guatemalan dessert! Bocado de Reina is a Guatemalan cake made with leftover bread, milk, and cinnamon. It is similar to bread pudding but with more of a cake consistency. This easy Guatemalan recipe is a quick and easy version of the traditional … Read more

Torrejas: Guatemala’s French Toasts

Torrejas is a typical Guatemalan dessert very popular during Christmas and Lent. They are the Latin American version of the French toast, and everyone makes them a little different. There are also many different versions of the Guatemalan recipe for Torrejas. I chose this one because it is somewhat easier, and I made sure the … Read more

empanadas manjar de leche

Guatemalan Empanadas de Manjar de Leche (filled with custard)

This easy recipe for Guatemalan empanadas de manjar or empanadas de leche will have you enjoying this traditional Guatemalan dessert at home in no time! I included an easy step-by-step recipe for making these mouth-watering sweet custard-filled empanadas.  In Guatemala, particularly during Semana Santa, empanadas de manjar a(lso know as empanadas de leche) are a … Read more

Guatemalan fish ceviche

Guatemalan Fish Ceviche: A Refreshing Summer Meal

Fish Ceviche or Seviche is one of my favorite Guatemalan foods, a dish that just tastes like summer! Marinated in lime juice and seasonings, it’s a Guatemalan recipe that requires no cooking. The crisp veggies and the freshness of the fish create a tasty appetizer, perfect for a pool party or a hot day. This … Read more