8 great sweet and salty snack recipes

Sweet and salty are a power couple: They're made for each other, they always look so good and they effortlessly slay snack cravings.

8 great sweet and salty snack recipes

Photo: Roberto Caruso

sweet and salty snack recipes

Cinnamon-Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Tossed in maple syrup, cinnamon and brown sugar, a bit of salt adds just the right amount of savoury. These seeds are the perfect school-safe snack (that is, if you don’t devour them all first). Get the recipe: Cinnamon-Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

dish with roasted pumpkin seedsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chocolate-Coated Kettle Chips

This super-simple snack lets you have your chips—and chocolate too! Seriously, why should anyone be forced to choose? Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Chocolate-Coated Kettle Chips

plate of chocolate dipped chipsPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Kettle Corn Snack Mix recipe

Kettle corn is king of sweet-savoury snacks, but adding a handful of pretzels and dried fruit puts it over the top. To take it from snack mix to party mix (and to pump up the sweet element), swap the tart cranberries for chocolate chips or your favourite chocolate candy. Get the recipe: Kettle Corn Snack Mix recipe

mason jar filled with popcorn and pretzel snack mixPhoto: Erik Putz

Maple-Olive Oil Granola

You won’t want to restrict this perfect granola to breakfast only. Maple syrup and vanilla bring the sweet, while a pinch of salt levels things out. We recommend using the good stuff for this: Decadent flakes of sea salt are where it’s at. Get the recipe: Maple-Olive Oil Granola

bowl of yogurt and granola with fruitPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Tahini Cookies

These cookies play it cool. Not too sweet and with just the right amount of saltiness. Get the recipe: Tahini Cookies

tahini cookies with sesame seedsPhoto: Erik Putz


White Chocolate Crunch

Its name doesn’t do this crispy little square justice. Bits of toffee, smashed pretzel and kettle chips are suspended in a smooth white chocolate core. Oh, and there’s a bit of lemon zest too, because this square knows how to party. Get the recipe: White Chocolate Crunch

paper-covered box with fudgey squares insidePhoto: Ryan Szulc

Chocolate-Pretzel Granola Bars

Ever make your own granola bars? You should. Not only because they're easy, but because these ones mix chopped up salty pretzel with sweet little chocolate chips. It’s a good time. Get the recipe: Chocolate-Pretzel Granola Bars

tray of homemade granola bars with chocolate chipsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Campfire Cupcakes

A fun project for the kids, these sweet campfire cupcakes have pretzel logs and fruity candy flames. Get the recipe: Campfire Cupcakes

cupcake decorated with a campfire made of candyPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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This article was originally published on Apr 20, 2019

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Amy is a freelance writer and editor based in Toronto, Ontario. Her work can also be found in publications like Chatelaine, Toronto Life and The Globe and Mail