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12 Slightly Salty Sweets

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Maybe you're just not really into sweets. Sure, a small bite of chocolate or a kid-sized scoop of ice cream can really hit the spot from time to time, 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—resistance is futile. Cookies, ice cream, and brownies all taste better with a healthy sprinkling of flaky salt. It is the ultimate flavor combination, the ultimate in balance. We're bringing back 10 of our favorites—old and new—for even the most hesitant dessert eater:

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Almond Thumbprint Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt by EmilyC

Almond Thumbprint Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt

 

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Malted Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate-Covered Pretzels by fiveandspice

Malted Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

 

Chocolate and Olive Oil Ice Cream Sandwiches by Yossy Arefi

 

Ovenly's Secretly Vegan Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies by Genius Recipes

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Salted Pumpkin Crème Brûlée by EmilyC

Salted Pumpkin Creme Brulee on Food52

 

Grilled Chocolate Sandwiches by Alice Medrich

 

 

Salted Maple Honeycomb Candy by Merrill Stubbs

 

Brad Spence's Salted Butter Semifreddo by Genius Recipes

Semifreddo

 

Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie by Stacy Blair

 

Spiced Chocolate Pots de Creme with Candied Bacon and Maple Cream by kmartinelli

Spiced Chocolate Pots de Creme with Candied Bacon and Maple Cream on Food52

 

Pretzel Shortbread Cookies by molly yeh

 

Quick Peanut Butter and Chocolate Sqaures by Selma | Selma's Table

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