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"They" (whoever -they- are) say that when you crave sweets, you're looking for love. When you crave salt, "they" say you're angry. That being said, I don't have a clue what "they" have to say about us girls (some guys too, I'm sure) that love that sweet and salty combination. Please enjoy these Sweet and Salty Treat Recipes just for you, and me, too.

Please share your thoughts (and special treat) if Sweet and Salty Treats Do "It" for You.

Make Your Own Mixture - Sweet and Salted Nuts

Photo © 2009 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2009 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
This is really two recipes. One for the Sugared Nuts and one for the Salted Pecans. You can make them both the same kind of nut (pecans being my favorite) and either put them in the same bowl or sitting side-by-side for the perfect sweet and salty treat.

Chocolate-Peanut Clusters a.k.a. Chocolate Covereed Peanuts

Photo © 2009 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2009 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
I'll admit it. I just can't leave a recipe alone. I've got to "fine-tune" it. The first moment I heard about this candy, I knew it was what we'd be using as teacher gifts. Well, not only was it a hit with the teachers, but visiting family have devoured them. Thanks Betty for the original recipe.

Be sure to check out the Gourmet Version of this recipe.

Red Carpet Corn

Red Carpet Corn photo reprinted with permission from Flex Mussels
Photo and Recipe Reprinted with Permission of Flex Mussels
Oh my gosh! You can't any more sweet and salty than this recipe for Red Carpet Corn. Not only is it sweetened by rich brown sugar, but it's made with bacon, too. Yes, BACON!

Thanks to the New York restaurant(s) Flex Mussels for allowing us to reprint this recipe.

White Trash

2009 White Trash Sweet Snack Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
2009 White Trash Sweet Snack Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
Here is the perfect sweet snack for your next party. Everyone has a hard time keeping their hands off of White Trash.

Barking Crackers a.k.a. Easy Bark Recipe

Photo © 2009 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2009 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Barking Crackers is a simple candy made with soda crackers and chocolate that is similar to a traditional toffee or bark recipe.

Ginny's Peanut Brittle

Photo © 2009 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2009 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Everyone just loves my sister-in-law's recipe for Peanut Brittle. The last time I made the brittle I made it with cashews. Fabulous.

Sweet and Salty Fudge

Photo © 2009 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2009 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
You know how you just need something that's sweet and salty? It's even more appealing when the sweet involves chocolate. That's how I felt when I came-up with this ever-so-satisfing combination.

Popcorn Treats

2009 Popcorn Treats Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2009 Popcorn Treats Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
This tasty recipe for Popcorn Treats only has three ingredients.

Chocolate Nut Bars

2009 Chocolate Nut Bars Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
2009 Chocolate Nut Bars Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
If you enjoy that chocolate and nuts combination, you'll just love this very tasty cookie recipe for Chocolate Nut Bars.

Watermelon and Feta

It's amazing that something so simple can taste so wonderful.
Photo © 2006 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
If you're someone who likes combining the flavors of sweet and salty. Watermelon and Feta is just for you. It's so simple, yet so fabulous. You can't get better than the sweet juiciness of the watermelon and the salty, creaminess of the feta.

Pretzel Salad

It can be served frozen, too.
Photo © 2008 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Pretzel Salad can be found on many buffets and at lots of potluck dinners. Many people enjoy this sweet (strawberries) and salty (pretzel) combination. Try this pretzel salad frozen for a different summer dessert.

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