As cooks, we’ve learned to season our food with salt. And sweets are no exception—they always need a pinch, at least, to taste well-balanced. But the sweet and salty desserts in this collection go a step further, playing with the way that salt can amplify and add depth to the flavors of chocolate, caramel, and nuts (among others) while rounding off the bitterness found in some of these ingredients. Below, you’ll find salted cookies and tarts, desserts punched up with pretzels and salty crackers, and sweet recipes that lean on salty ingredients like miso and soy sauce to bring out umami. Grab your favorite flaky salt and scroll down.