Sweet and Salty Party

Posted on August 30, 2011

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Do you need to eat something sweet after each meal?  Do you ever finish dessert and realize you crave a bite of something salty?  I think it is that need for the balance of sweet and salty on our palates that makes the combination so addicting.  I’ve always been a fan of chocolate covered pretzels, but ever since I became obsessed my discovery of salted caramel I’ve expanded my sweet and salty love to a huge array of desserts.

For today’s blog party, we are celebrating the combination of sweet and salty! Click on the links to get recipes for each of these amazing treats.

Brownie Buckeye Bites from Baking with Basil

Peanut butter and chocolate suck me in, but the salty crunchy pretzel puts these over the top.  I don’t think I’d be able to share.


Deep Chocolate Brownies with Dried Cherries and Sea Salt from from The District Chocoholic

These brownies look unbelievably fudgy, there is no way I could resist them.

Deep Chocolate Brownies with Dried Cherries and Sea Salt

Pretzel Crusted Brownies with Fluffy Buttercream Frosting from the Avid Appetite

Look at all the amazing layers.  I think my husband and I would fight over these babies! 

pretzel brownie close with buttercream

Fudge with Espresso Salt from Confessions of a Chocoholic

I need to get my hands on this espresso salt!  This looks rich and delicious.

chocolate-nutella-fudge- with espresso salt

Dark Chocolate Chunkies from Veronica’s Cornucopia

A replication of the famous candy bar in cookie form, it’s no wonder Veronica won third place for these cookies at the fair a few years ago!

Dark Chocolate Chunkies

Double White Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies from Stylish, Stealthy & Healthy

Jess said these cookies were not safe in her kitchen, I can see why!

white chocolate peanut butter-pretzel-cookies

Lime-Sea Salt Chocolate Chunk Cookies from The District Chocoholic

Victoria comes up with some incredible flavor combinations, this is one I absolutely need to try!

Lime-Sea Salt Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes from Yums and Loves

Given my love of salted caramel I know I’d love these cupcakes.  Too bad no one else would get the chance to have oneWinking smile

Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Cake from Chocolate & Carrots

Anyone have a birthday coming up? I need an excuse to make this cake!


Rolo Pretzel Turtles from Veronica’s Cornucopia

I love simple recipes that turn out incredibly delicious!


Cashew Brittle from the Keenan Cookbook

I’ve never made homemade brittle but I think it might be time to try! 

Cashew Brittle

Pomegranate Stuffed Chocolate Covered Pretzels from The Spiffy Cookie

Pomegranate is such a surprising addition but it sounds wonderful!


Microwave Brown Sugar Kettle Corn from The Yummy Life

Monica always has great recipes for entertaining.  I bet this popcorn would be a perfect snack for football season.

Microwave Brown Sugar Kettle Corn

Pretty-in-Pink Popcorn Party Mix from The Yummy Life

This is the prettiest party mix I’ve ever seen, but more importantly it looks delicious!

Pretty in Pink Popcorn Party Mix
Salted Chocolate Pot with Red Wine Cream from London Bakes

Such a gorgeous presentation and a decadent treat!

Salted Chocolate Pot with Red Wine

Pistachio Ice Cream from I Was Born to Cook

My dad loves pistachio ice cream, I think this would be a huge hit!

pistachio ice cream

Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie from The Spiffy Cookie

Such a nice tribute and delicious looking pie!


And a couple favorites from Keep It Sweet:

Margarita Cheesecake Bars

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Blueberry Pretzel Clusters

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Which one is your favorite?

Next month’s blog party will be on Tuesday, September 27th and we will celebrate pumpkin!  Email me by the 26th (keepitsweetlcl at gmail dot com) with a link to your posts (limit of 2) to be included.

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