If one of the toughest decisions of your day is deciding between a second serving of dinner or saving room for dessert, then you are in need of salted desserts. They encompass the best of both worlds: The salt brings out the subtle flavors that can get lost in the desserts’ sweetness. It makes the experience of eating a piece of chocolate cake feel wonderfully unpredictable and new, which is no small feat.
Salted desserts are oftentimes simply created with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt. Or a drizzle of thick, salted caramel. Or both. Preferably both. Whether you’re talking about cookies or cakes or pies, if it’s sweet, you can salt it. They are one of the few foods pushing the boundaries, straddling two separate tastes to reach total culinary perfection. You want a piece of the recipes below.