Salty and Sweet: 8 Desserts to Die For

November 13, 2018 | Philip Nestler

Today’s best desserts are carefully crafted to blend both salty and sweet flavors to tantalize taste buds without going overboard. When you are planning your menu, you should view your desserts as the grand finale that ties in all of the other elements of the event together. To help jump start your creativity, consider how these eight desserts can elevate your final course to a whole new level of flavor.

Pamper Your Guests With Chocolate Truffles

Popping a chocolate truffle into your mouth is an experience to be treasured, and assorted truffles come in multiple flavors so that your guests can enjoy more than just one. From milk chocolate covering a Bavarian cream filling to salted caramel flavors, truffles are one classic dessert that should be included at every event.

Pack Tons of Flavor in With Brownie Bites

For too long, brownies have been used as a standalone dessert. While no one can deny the joy that accompanies biting into a gooey chocolate square, our tiny bites add a new flair to this favorite dessert option. Brownie bites infuse salty flavors such as peanut butter and cream cheese into the chocolate layers to make a good thing even better.

Serve Traditional Sticky Toffee Pudding

You would think that rich, moist cake with an espresso punch couldn’t get any better until you get a taste of the buttery toffee sauce that goes on top. Sticky toffee pudding is a holiday favorite, but you can serve it any time that you want to make a huge impression.

Enjoy a Blissful Cinnamon Blintz

Sometimes, a light dessert is all that one has room for after a full meal. Cream cheese and brown sugar create the salty and sweet flavors in a traditional blintz, and cinnamon gives it that extra burst of flavor.

Put Dessert First With Buttermilk Pumpkin Pancakes

Dessert is not only for dinner parties. Consider adding a sweeter option to your breakfast and brunch menu that combines the sweet flavor of pumpkin with the slight saltiness of buttermilk pancakes and cream cheese. These pancakes are then topped with a sweet mixture of sugar and cinnamon streusel that elevates a classic breakfast dish into a dessert that feels like a luxurious treat.

Indulge in a Pear and Brie Phyllo Roll

Health-conscious diners should always have a dessert option available that allows them to savor sweeter flavors without ruining their diet. In these phyllo rolls, sweet pears are joined with a rich Brie cheese and combined with almonds to create a savory dessert that is just enough to satisfy a discerning palette.

Maximize the Contrast With Chocolate Covered Caramels

For dessert on the go, you can never go wrong with chocolate covered caramels. Petit squares of caramel are covered in different flavors of chocolate. For the highest level of impact, make sure that your caramels are decorated using sprinkles of Hawaiian Red Sea Salt.

Dazzle the Crowd With Apple Pie Empanadas

That sweet flavor of apple pie is made finger- food- friendly in our empanada recipe. While these empanadas are savory on their own, you can drizzle salted caramel on top to give them maximum flavor.

The desserts you serve should leave a lasting impression on every guest, and the combination of sweet and salty flavors just can’t be beat. With these ideas now dancing in your head as inspiration, go plan a menu for your next event that finishes with a bang.