Once the munchies settle in after a long awaited smoke session, it’s sometimes hard to pinpoint exactly what your taste buds are searching for. Maybe a bit of candy could quell a sweet-tooth…but no, suddenly that changes and you feel like something salty or sour. But, then that craving is gone…what about something savory?
It hits all of us at some point – the constantly changing craving before actual indulgence – and if you don’t happen to have a pint of rocky road ice cream on hand (the original ‘sweet yet savory’ king), then check out this list for the indecisive bellies that hit salty, sweet, and everything in between.
One early evening my roommate stopped me in the kitchen, exclaiming “You have to try these!” She was holding up a bag of G.H. Cretor’s popcorn mix. The blend of sweet caramel and salty cheese felt like a match made in munchies heaven. Now, inevitably, this bag of delicious mix has a spot on the top shelf of my cabinet, ready for the next round of smoke-induced cravings.
Potato Chip Cookies
From the pages of Smitten Kitten comes the unique blend of salty potato chips and savory cookie dough to bring you the potato chip cookie. Though you may get funny looks while sprawling these ingredients across your countertops, remember what Smitten Kitten says: “They are wrong, the potato chips are right.” Don’t knock it ’til you try it, and we guarantee once you give these a shot, they’ll be a regular addition to any growing snack list.
Chocolate Covered Bacon
What’s a list like this without the inclusion of everyone’s favorite breakfast side (or any time of the day side)? These chocolate-covered maple bacon slices will bring back childhood memories of early Saturday mornings punctuated with stacks of chocolate-chip pancakes smothered in rich maple syrup and piles of sizzling bacon.
Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potatoes
If you’re like me and happen to have a mound of sweet potatoes that desperately need to be cooked, look no further than this simple sweet and spicy sweet potato recipe. These delectable fries will hit your munchies’ sweet spot while bringing in a little heat.
Peanut Butter S’mores
While perusing dessert ideas one day I stumbled across this amazing recipe for peanut butter s’mores. Now, I do realize this is sweeter than the other taste elements, but the peanut butter tends to cut through all the sugar to provide a rich and savory experience as well. It’s an easy dish to assemble, and the s’mores are so good they may not last for more than a second.
What are some of your go-to snacks that are sweet, savory, and oh so satisfying? Share your favorite treats in the comments!