10 Snacks: Salty and Sweet

August 1, 2011

From the supremely sweet to the spectacularly salty, these snacks will tantalize your taste buds and put those between-meal cravings to rest.

Puppy ChowRoasted Pumpkin SeedsChip and Dip CookiesPeanut Butter Snack MixBanana and Nutella Smoothie with Chopped AlmondsBittersweet Chocolate BrowniesSpanish-Style PopcornChocolate Chocolate Chip CookiesOven Roasted Salted PecansPopcorn Brittle
For a sweetness overload, munch on chocolatey, melt-in-your-mouth "puppy chow" - perfect for kids and adults alike. Recipe: Puppy Chow
We could eat salty pumpkin seeds by the sackful, especially when they are seasoned with cinnamon and brown sugar. But if that's venturing too far into the sweet zone for your taste, we have two alternatives to try. Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Want something salty AND something sweet? How about a cookie that doesn't make you pick? Tracy Schuhmacher created these cookies that are also a great alternative for folks with nut allergies. Recipe: Chip and Dip Cookies
Pretzels, peanuts, honey and dry cereal always make an unstoppable salty-sweet mix. Our recipe is easy to throw together and even easier to grab and snack on when you're on the go. Recipe: Peanut Butter Snack Mix
A sweet smoothie is the perfect mid-afternoon snack and takes just minutes to prepare. Nutella,a delicious chocolate-hazelnut spread, and creamy bananas make an unbeatable combo. Recipe: Banana and Nutella Smoothie with Chopped Almonds
It doesn't get much sweeter than a pan full of chocolatey and fudgy brownies. Pair with a glass of milk and your sugar craving will be history. Recipe: Bittersweet Chocolate Brownies
American's consume about 17 billion quarts of popped popcorn a year. So with all of that salty and buttery goodness out there, stand out in the crowd by making a unique and gourmet mix with cumin, paprika and salt. Recipe: Spanish-Style Popcorn
That's not a typo in the title, there really is double the chocolate (and a little bit of mocha) in these sweet snack-able desserts. Recipe: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
A handful of nuts is a healthy snack - add a little butter and salt and it's a decadent one. This simple recipe calls for pecans, but be adventurous and try peanuts or almonds too. Recipe: Oven Roasted Salted Pecans
Celebrate the best of both worlds with a supremely sweet but slightly salty popcorn brittle. This confection keeps well, so go on and make a double batch of brittle for anytime snacking. Recipe: Popcorn Brittle
For a sweetness overload, munch on chocolatey, melt-in-your-mouth "puppy chow" -  perfect for kids and adults alike.

Recipe:  Puppy ChowWe could eat salty pumpkin seeds by the sackful, especially when they are seasoned with cinnamon and brown sugar. But if that's venturing too far into the sweet zone for your taste, we have two alternatives to try.

Recipe:  Roasted Pumpkin SeedsWant something salty AND something sweet? How about a cookie that doesn't make you pick? Tracy Schuhmacher created these cookies that are also a great alternative for folks with nut allergies.

Recipe:  Chip and Dip CookiesPretzels, peanuts, honey and dry cereal always make an unstoppable salty-sweet mix. Our recipe is easy to throw together and even easier to grab and snack on when you're on the go.

Recipe:  Peanut Butter Snack MixA sweet smoothie is the perfect mid-afternoon snack and takes just minutes to prepare. Nutella,a delicious chocolate-hazelnut spread, and creamy bananas make an unbeatable combo.

Recipe:  Banana and Nutella Smoothie with Chopped AlmondsIt doesn't get much sweeter than a pan full of chocolatey and fudgy brownies. Pair with a glass of milk and your sugar craving will be history. 

Recipe:  Bittersweet Chocolate BrowniesAmerican's consume about 17 billion quarts of popped popcorn a year. So with all of that salty and buttery goodness out there, stand out in the crowd by making a unique and gourmet mix with cumin, paprika and salt.

Recipe:  Spanish-Style PopcornThat's not a typo in the title, there really is double the chocolate (and a little bit of mocha) in these sweet snack-able desserts.

Recipe:  Chocolate Chocolate Chip CookiesA handful of nuts is a healthy snack - add a little butter and salt and it's a decadent one. This simple recipe calls for pecans, but be adventurous and try peanuts or almonds too. 

Recipe:  Oven Roasted Salted PecansCelebrate the best of both worlds with a supremely sweet but slightly salty popcorn brittle. This confection keeps well, so go on and make a double batch of brittle for anytime snacking.

Recipe:  Popcorn Brittle
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