There’s something about the flavor of sweet and salty that just tastes so good! It makes a perfectly balanced snack (flavor-wise), and is positively addicting. It’s quite easy to enjoy your favorite sweet and salty snacks following a plant-based diet. If you’ve been wanting to mix up your sweet and salty game, this roundup is for you! Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many others on our Food Monster App!
1. 4-Ingredient Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Truffles
These irresistible, 4-Ingredient Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Truffles by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD have only chocolate, peanut butter, dates for sweetening and a sprinkle of kosher salt. That’s it!
2. Sweet and Salty Miso Caramel Dark Chocolate Cups
Looking for a delicious new treat? These Sweet and Salty Miso Caramel Dark Chocolate Cups by Anett Velsberg are insanely addicting! The combination of salty miso, sweet date, and bitter chocolate go amazing together. They’re rich, chocolatey, salty-yet-sweet, bite-sized, easy-to-make… are you sold on these butter cups yet?! Simply blend the ingredients, pour the liquid into moulds, and pop ’em in the freezer!
3. Sweet and Salty Whole Wheat Pretzels
Sweet, or salty? Why not both? Making your own pretzels is easier than you think — and with this simple recipe for Sweet and Salty Whole Wheat Pretzels by Azucena Noriega, you can make traditional whole wheat pretzels with a salty topping or listen to your sweet tooth and go for cinnamon sugar. Either way, they’re delicious!
4. Sweet and Salty Cupcakes With Caramel and Pretzel Frosting
These Sweet and Salty Cupcakes With Caramel and Pretzel Frosting by Sophia DeSantis take care of that awesome sweet and salty combo as well as providing a nice crunch from the pretzel alongside the cakey perfection that are these dark chocolate cupcakes. This dessert proves that opposites not only attract, but they make the best of friends!
5. White Chocolate Cherry and Pistachio Balls
You’re in for a real treat with these easy White Chocolate Cherry and Pistachio Balls by Gabrielle St. Claire! The perfect combination of salty and sweet, these little bites of delight make excellent gifts!
6. Chocolate Pretzel Quinoa Bars
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These delicious, easy Chocolate Pretzel Quinoa Bars by Caroline Doucet are the perfect thing to make over the weekend so you’re supplied for the week. They’re packed with quinoa and nuts to keep you energized throughout the day. They’re the perfect bite for someone who’s on the go.
7. Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse
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This Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse by Holly Jade is quick and easy to make and tastes divine! It would be perfect as a special dessert! Feel free to drizzle more salted caramel sauce over top, or even add a couple of pieces of popcorn for an extra salty crunch!
8. Guilt-Free Pretzel Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Bars
Who can resist chocolate and hazelnuts? These Guilt-Free Pretzel Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Bars by Holly Jade are a crumbly coconut base with a vegan chocolate-hazelnut fudge filling, salty pretzels, and a dash of sea salt. It’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet.
9. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Poptarts
Delicious soft pretzel outside, gooey chocolate and peanut butter inside. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Poptarts by Annie McGee have all of your favorite part of soft pretzels: the warm fluffy dough, the slippery outside, and huge chunks of sea salt. Because peanut butter and pretzels are such a power couple, these treats are a major crowdpleaser at parties and with friends and family.
10. Salted Chocolate Caramels
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Hope you enjoy these chewy and delicious Salted Chocolate Caramels by Mitra Shirmohammadi as much as we did! Just be warned that they’re quite addictive! They taste better because they’re made with love, using pure wholesome ingredients, without any additives, oils, or refined sugar. They consist of only 8 ingredients, are no-bake, dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan of course!
11. Salty-Sweet Pistachio Crisps
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These addictive Salty-Sweet Pistachio Crisps by Sheri Silver come together so easily, thanks to the magic of store-bought wonton wrappers! Just make sure you check the package to see if they’re egg-free – otherwise, vegan puff pastry should do the trick. This is a perfect recipe for those times when you need to make a last minute “fancy” snack that everyone will go crazy for.
13. Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Instead of butter or earth balance, these Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies by Jessica Bose are made using coconut oil and coconut milk, making them chewy and simply delightful. They’re simple, sweet, and chocolatey. So take some deep breaths, and eat a cookie or two, slowly and mindfully. Don’t forget to enjoy the amazing sweet and salty flavor of these simple cookies!
14. Salted Maple Pecan Pie Energy Balls
These no-bake Salted Maple Pecan Pie Energy Balls by Angelina Papanikolaou are the sweet and salty, the pecans accent the maple syrup perfectly, and the coconut adds a lovely bit of chewiness. Plus, they’re gluten free, Paleo, and vegan! The best part? You only need are 5 simple ingredients that you probably have in your pantry already!
15. Chocolate Chip Almond Sea Salt Granola Bars
Chewy, slightly crunchy, embedded with gooey chunks of chocolate chips. Simple ingredients, affordable, easy, and 100% plant-based. These Chocolate Chip Almond Sea Salt Granola Bars by Taavi Moore make the perfect snack to enjoy at home or on-the-go!
Sweet and salty truly is the best combination. These recipes are simple and come together easily, so feel free to make one or all of them! If you’re all about the sweet and salty, check out 10 Perfectly Balanced Sweet and Salty Recipes to Satisfy All Your Taste Buds and these 10 Sweet and Salty Vegan Creations To Tantalize Your Tastebuds.
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