If the past few years of food trends have taught us anything, it's that people love desserts. From the cupcake craze of the early 2000s to this year's cronut mania, it is pretty safe to say that if it's sugary and cute and innovative, people will line up.
But maybe you're one of the crazy ones; maybe you're just not really that into sweets. Sure, a small bite of chocolate from time to time is necessary and a tiny scoop of ice cream can really hit the spot on a hot summer day. But when it comes down to it, you'll take a slice of cheese over a slice of cake any day of the week.
Something happens, however, when sugar and salt meet — something magical — and it is impossible to resist. Cookies, ice cream, brownies — they are all better with a healthy sprinkling of flaky salt. It is the ultimate flavor combination.
Here are 10 salty-sweet desserts that would tempt even the most savory food-lovers.
Almond thumbprint cookies with dark chocolate and sea salt by EmilyC
Malted vanilla ice cream with chocolate-covered pretzel by fiveandspice
Spiced pomegranate and orange caramels by kangarhubarb
Salted pumpkin crème brûlée by EmilyC
Salted double chocolate peanut butter cookies by Food Blogga
Mango ice cream with chili sea salt by 52 Scoops
Olive oil pancakes with dark chocolate and sea salt by arielleclementine
Spiced chocolate pots de creme with candied bacon and maple cream by kmartinelli
Saffron semifreddo with cherry-cardamom syrup and salted honey-hazelnuts by Brenna
Chocolate fantasy brownie bites by drbabs
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