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41 Savory Dessert Items

From Savory Soda Cupcakes to Bloody Mary Popsicles

— September 5, 2014 — Lifestyle
If traditional sweet confectionaries aren't really your thing perhaps these savory dessert options are a better fit for your palette. Food companies, restaurants and bakeries are infusing more and more traditional dessert items with savory ingredients to create a new and unexpected flavor pairing.

Sweet and savory foods often pair well together as they have complementary flavor profiles. Ingredients like pepper, chili and coffee add an unexpected aroma to a chocolate filled dessert. Similarly fried pastries and cakes make the ideal base for infusing savory ingredients like nuts, chips and even meat into a traditionally sweet dessert item. Dishes like pulled pork donuts, glazed peanut butter bacon and potato chip cupcakes are great examples of how foodies are infusing savory ingredients into popular sweet foods and vice-versa.
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Candied Chocolate Donuts
Candied Chocolate Donuts
These Peanut Butter Cup Donuts Mix Sweet and Savory Flavors
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40
Peppery Bacon Donuts
Peppery Bacon Donuts
Tim Hortons is Introducing a New Savory Black Pepper Bacon Donut
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39
Deceptive Dessert Salami
Deceptive Dessert Salami
The Sausage Sisters Make a Chocolate Salami Cookie Dessert
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38
Bacon Pretzel Buns
Bacon Pretzel Buns
These Cheddar Bacon Stuffed Pretzel Buns are Great for Snacking
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37
Turkey Meal Pastries
Turkey Meal Pastries
The Thanksgiving Croissant is a Compact Treat for the Holiday
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36
Bacon Campfire Confections
Bacon Campfire Confections
These S'mores are a Perfect Balance of Sweet and Savory
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35
Potato Chip Cupcakes
Potato Chip Cupcakes
These Potato Chip Confectionaries by Matt Robicelli are Savory and Sweet
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34
Cake-Infused Hot Dogs
Cake-Infused Hot Dogs
The Twilly Beef Hot Dog Uses a Twinkie as the Bun
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33
Fromage-Spiked Cakes
Fromage-Spiked Cakes
This Sharp Cheddar Cupcake Shows that Cheese and Sugar Belong Together
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Savory Chia Puddings
Savory Chia Puddings
This Run Hard Eat Clean Snack is a Healthier Way to Enjoy Dessert
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31
Smiling Soup Biscuits
Smiling Soup Biscuits
These Emoticon Crackers are Packed with Delicous Miso Soup
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30
Marshmallow Pizzas
Marshmallow Pizzas
Pizza Hut Japan is Teaming Up with a Candy Company to Create a Peculiar Pizza
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Pulled Pork Donuts
Pulled Pork Donuts
The Boss Hog Gourmet Donut Comes with Shredded Pork and Potato Salad Toppings
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28
Glazed Peanut Butter Bacon
Glazed Peanut Butter Bacon
DudeFoods' Peanut Butter Bacon Makes Savory Meet Super Sweet
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27
Two-Toned Treats
Two-Toned Treats
The Black and White Chocolate Dipped Pretzels Alternate Colors
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26
Savory Chip Cheesecakes
Savory Chip Cheesecakes
Guy Fieri's Cheesecake Challenge is a Medley of Junk Food
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25
Savory Soda Cupcakes
Savory Soda Cupcakes
YouTuber Rosanna Pansino Tests Out the Mountain Dew Doritos Chip Cupcakes
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Savory Sweet Cookie Flavors
Savory Sweet Cookie Flavors
There Will Soon be Two New Oreo Cookie Flavors in the Family
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23
Bloody Mary Popsicles
Bloody Mary Popsicles
Perry Santanachote of Thrillist Creates a Bacon-Infused Frozen Treat
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22
DIY Savory Gumbo Cupcakes
DIY Savory Gumbo Cupcakes
Fat Tuesday Meets Mardi Gras with This Gumbo Cupcake Recipe
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21
Savory Alcohol-Soaked Fruit
Savory Alcohol-Soaked Fruit
Bourbon Baked Apples are a Nice Treat After a Long Day
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20
Christmas Chili Confections
Christmas Chili Confections
Chocolate Covered Jalapenos Get Festive with Swirling Colors
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19
Boozy Ice Cream Treats
Boozy Ice Cream Treats
These Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches are Made with Beer Ice Cream
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18
Sizzling Bacon Cannolis
Sizzling Bacon Cannolis
This Bacon Cannoli in an Unexpected Indulgence for Your Taste Buds
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17
Cheese-Infused Cupcakes
Cheese-Infused Cupcakes
The Cheddar And Jalapeno Muffins Recipe Updates Brunch
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Chilly Fast Food Desserts
Chilly Fast Food Desserts
These Cake French Fries and Ice Cream Hot Dogs are Perfect for Summer
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15
Deceptively Savory Desserts
Deceptively Savory Desserts
The Rice Krispies Burger is a Playful Baking Project
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14
Corn Chip Cakes
Corn Chip Cakes
These Frito Caramel Cupcakes are the Ideal Salty Sweet Treat
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13
Turkey-Caked Thanksgiving Recipes
Turkey-Caked Thanksgiving Recipes
This Leftover Turkey Recipe Gives Some Saltiness to Your Sweets
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12
Pasta-Flavored Popsicles
Pasta-Flavored Popsicles
This Gari-Gari Kun Popsicle Tastes Like a Bowl of Spaghetti
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11
Toast-Flavored Ice Cream
Toast-Flavored Ice Cream
This Toast Ice Cream Tastes Like Buttered Honey Toast
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10
Sushi-Themed Wedding Cakes
Sushi-Themed Wedding Cakes
This Japanese Sushi Cake Was Used During an Important Ceremony
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9
Salty Booze-Laden Chocolates
Salty Booze-Laden Chocolates
These Beer and Pretzel Fudge Pieces Appeal to Many Taste Buds
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8
Sweet-and-Savory Donuts
Sweet-and-Savory Donuts
The Avocado Donut is a Healthy Gluten Free Dessert
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7
Sesame Seed Ice Cream
Sesame Seed Ice Cream
This Gray Ice Cream is Flavored with Savory Black Sesame Seeds
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6
Candied Mexican Dishes
Candied Mexican Dishes
The Sugar Cookie Candy Tacos Put Your Halloween Candy to Good Use
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5
Deceptively Deep-Fried Desserts
Deceptively Deep-Fried Desserts
Fish and Chip Cupcakes by Belinda Lo Looks Savory but is Sweet
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4
Eggcellent Hybrid Creations
Eggcellent Hybrid Creations
The Pancake, Bacon and Egg Cupcakes are a Sweet and Savory Delight
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3
Dessert Breakfast Sandwiches
Dessert Breakfast Sandwiches
Dunkin' Donuts's New Donut Breakfast Sandwich is Sweet and Savory
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2
Bacon-Infused Dessert Tacos
Bacon-Infused Dessert Tacos
The Bacon Weave Choco Taco Combines Sweet and Savory Flavors
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1
Japanese Dish Desserts
Japanese Dish Desserts
Sushi Cake is a Savory Meal That Looks Incredibly Sweet
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