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Sant Honorat and Panellets: Traditional Sweets for All Saints' Day in Mallorca

by Xarxa · October 19, 2023

In Mallorca, All Saints' Day is celebrated in a special way with the tradition of "Panellets" or "Panellets de Sant Honorat." These are small typical pastries that are consumed during this festivity. Here are some examples of typical sweets for All Saints' Day in Mallorca:


Panellets are small sweet dough balls, often made with ground almonds and sugar, and covered with pine nuts. They are sometimes flavored with lemon or vanilla.

'Huesos de Santo' (Bones of the Holy):

Although this tradition is more commonly associated with All Saints' Day in other regions of Spain, variations of 'Huesos de Santo' can also be found in Mallorca. These are sweets filled with marzipan or cream.


Buñuelos are fried dough balls that can be filled with cream, chocolate, or 'cabello de ángel,' a sweet paste made from pumpkin.

Coca de Sant Honorat:

This is a variation of 'coca,' a traditional Spanish pastry. 'Coca de Sant Honorat' usually includes pine nuts and candied fruits.

Candied Fruit:

In addition to specific sweets, it is common to consume candied fruits like pumpkin, sweet potato, or citron during this celebration.

'Huesitos de Santo' (Little Bones of the Holy):

Similar to the previously mentioned 'Huesos de Santo,' these sweets may contain a mixture of marzipan and fruits.

These sweets are particularly popular in Mallorca during All Saints' Day, and many local bakeries prepare them by hand.

It's a delicious tradition shared with family and friends on this date, and that's why today we're sharing with you an easy recipe to make them at home:

Panellets Recipe


  • 150 grams of sweet potato
  • 150 grams of pine nuts
  • 170 grams of ground almonds
  • One egg yolk
  • 130 grams of sugar
  • Lemon zest Preparation
  1. First, cook the sweet potato until it's soft.
  2. Once it has cooled, mash it into a puree.
  3. Add sugar and lemon zest to the puree.
  4. Add the egg yolk and then the ground almonds.
  5. Shape the mixture into small balls and roll them in the pine nuts.

We're sure you'll make them again next year. Enjoy!


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