Upgrade Your Snack Drawer Today with These Sweet and Salty Recipes

Posted: October 26, 2022 11:57 am

There is not much campaigning that you can do for chocolate; it stands tall and strong on its own. Now, you could have a piece of chocolate all on its own, which would be okay. However, if you want to take your experience to a new level, we suggest chocolate-covered pretzels.

Baked treats covered with chocolate are a match that never disappoints. The large salt crystals on the pretzels bring out the vivaciousness of the chocolate to create a burst of excitement for your taste buds. You can use any dark chocolate you like, and to add a healthier twist, you can use whole wheat flour for the pretzels.

With this snack, you will benefit from the antioxidants in dark chocolate and fiber from whole wheat pretzels. This snack keeps well in the fridge, and you can enjoy it for some time. You can make regular-sized or mini-pretzels that can even be used in cake decorating. The possibilities are endless.

  1. Trail Mix

Trail mix is the very definition of a healthy snack that doesn’t have restrictions on how many ingredients you can add to it. The recipe we are looking at today will cater to your sweet and salty needs in a snack. The stars of this trail mix recipe are chocolate chips for the sweetness and salted nuts to bring in the salty bit.

This trail mix is the best way to go if you are looking for a snack to enjoy on your road trip, hiking, at the office, or at home. As it does not contain any wet ingredients, you can make a large batch, place it in an airtight container and keep it in the pantry. It helps to remember that the dry nature of trail mix makes it so that you get thirsty after eating. This means that your body will demand more water, and you will reach the required daily water intake just like that. This trail mix has more benefits than one.

  1. Candied Bacon

For most of us, the smell of bacon is enough to get our mouths watering and instantly lifts our spirits. So what can be better than a crispy piece of bacon? A crisp piece of candied bacon. You can get as fancy as you want with candied bacon and add any spices you’d like. This recipe only calls for three ingredients and takes less than thirty minutes to make.

This candied bacon recipe is simple yet lives up to the hype of salty and sweet snacks. Next time you prepare breakfast or want to dazzle your guests, we recommend making candied bacon; it is a sure crowd-pleaser.

  1. Cheese Sandwich

Did you know that the most-beloved sandwich of all time, the cheese sandwich, can be made sweet and salty? Well, we are here to broaden your horizons. Cheese sandwiches are a classic snack because they taste great and are easy to make.

To add some sweetness to this already great sandwich, we have a dates-filled cheese sandwich recipe that will knock your socks off. While it may seem off to add dates to cheese, it works surprisingly well, and it may even become your new favorite sandwich once you try it.

  1. Oatmeal Ice-Cream Sandwiches

These oatmeal ice cream sandwiches are perfect for a hot summer afternoon; even better, they are healthy and filling. The salty oatmeal shells offer the best support for the dollop of ice cream you will be placing between them.

You can use any ice cream flavor you prefer, but we find that butter-pecan ice cream plays better into the sweet and salty theme. These oatmeal sandwiches can last up to three months when stored properly. You can either wrap them individually or place them in an airtight container and place them in the deep freezer. Admittedly, oatmeal can be bland and tasteless, but this recipe more than makes up for it.

  1. Frozen Banana Cream

Ice cream is excellent, and given a choice, most of us would want to have it for lunch, breakfast, and dinner. While ice cream may not be a viable everyday snack option, this frozen banana cream can be. This snack is healthy because all the sugars come from the banana, so there is no reason not to have more than one serving after dinner.

There is no cooking involved as you mix the ingredients as directed, making this snack a great recipe to make with kids. If you are not a big fan of bananas, this recipe might be the change you are looking for. With this frozen banana cream as a snack, you get all the health benefits bananas have to offer without compromising on taste.

  1. Peanut Butter Crackers

We grew up enjoying different treats made from peanut butter. Now, you can relive your childhood with these peanut butter crackers. You will make the crackers from scratch so you can decide how salty you want to make them.

No additional sugar is added to this recipe, as the peanut butter provides the sweetness needed. This snack can be stored at room temperature in your pantry for two weeks or in the freezer for two months. If you love making charcuterie boards, these peanut butter crackers will fit perfectly.

  1. Energy Bites

If you are looking for a gluten-free snack, you should try these energy bites. These no-bake energy bites bring out the best of the three main ingredients. These two-bite wonders make for an excellent snack and are perfectly sized to tide you over until dinner.

We love a recipe that is not too restrictive, and because you can add to the sweetness or saltiness of these energy balls, you can prepare them to your liking. The whole grains and other healthy ingredients used in these energy bites make them a good snack option when you want to lose weight.

  1. Salted Coffee Toffee Bars

With this recipe, you get a delicious crumbly snack with a hint of coffee to start your day on the right note. Allow us to demonstrate the experience you will be getting with each bite. The bottom part of the bar is filled with nuts, and the top with course sea salt and sugary toffee.

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The contrast of the salt and sugar placed side by side on the top calls for an awakening of taste buds. You can have these salted coffee toffee bars plain or with a beverage of choice. They can be on your kitchen table in an airtight container for one week.

  1. Sweet and Salty Cake

We are willing to bet that this title alone has your attention, and rightly so, as you will see below. Most of the time, a cake will lean into the sweet side, but with a few alterations, you can also have a cake that is salty.

So what makes this cake salty? Is the batter salty? No, the cake itself is not salty; the trick is in the filling. This cake utilizes a salted caramel sauce but with a major difference. Instead of using the usual sea salt, this recipe uses fleur de sel. Fleur de sel adds a touch of sophistication to the saltiness of the cake that is out of this world. The whipped ganache uses dark chocolate, which has a bitter and salty taste as opposed to the sweetness of other types of chocolates. Sweet and salty cakes are not that common, but once you get a bite of this delicious cake, it will change your perspective forever.

  1. Chocolate Spiders

Snacks come in shapes and sizes, and all you need to remember is that your favorite meal can become a delicious snack too. If you love noodles, buckle up for this wild ride we are about to take you on. Chocolate spiders are a snack that is creative to make and is a hit, especially at kids’ parties.

This is a recipe that you and your kids can make in less than twenty minutes and is sure to dazzle your guests. After you taste this incredible creation, you will always want to have a packet of noodles and chocolate in your pantry.

  1. Butterscotch Cookies

No snack list is complete without the mention of cookies. There are many tasty cookies that are not loaded with sugar that you can make in the comfort of your home.

These butterscotch cookies are the stuff of dreams because they offer the comfort and delight that a cookie brings while reducing the dreaded high levels of sugar in most. The ingredients lean more on the healthier side of things because the recipe uses Splenda sugar substitute instead of sugar.

You can have as many cookies as you would like without worrying about your caloric intake. The butterscotch chips provide the sugar that the cookies need, and since there is no cane sugar added, less salt is used. The cookies keep well for three months in the freezer and should be eaten within three days when on the counter. It also helps to note that butterscotch is tasty and carries various health benefits, such as reducing anxiety and maintaining healthy brain functions.

From the list above, it is clear that there are many ways to meet your sweet and salty needs. These snacks are easy to make, not to mention relatively healthy and delicious. So be sure to try a few and tweak the recipes to your liking.



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