10 Snacks: Salty and Sweet

on August 1, 2011
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn 

Puppy Chow

For a sweetness overload, munch on chocolatey, melt-in-your-mouth "puppy chow" - perfect for kids and adults alike. Recipe: Puppy Chow

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn 

Oven Roasted Salted Pecans

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

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn 

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn 

Spanish-Style Popcorn

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

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn 

Banana and Nutella Smoothie with Chopped Almonds

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

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn 

Chip and Dip Cookies

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

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn 

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn 

Bittersweet Chocolate Brownies

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

Karry Hosford

Peanut Butter Snack Mix

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

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn 

Popcorn Brittle

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