The best recipes of 2020 span from healthy snacks, drinks, and then sugary desserts! I mean, let’s be honest, those are the foods I lived on this past year. I’m not surprised this is what everyone else was cooking up at home too. 🙂

A photo collage of foods such as energy bites, ice cream, drinks, and cookies.

What a year it has been! Like some, I’m ready for 2021 and everything it brings (hopefully)! Please be good to us 2021, please 🙏🏼

At the end of each year I offer a reader survey. If you can take 2 minutes to fill out this survey I would greatly appreciate it. This survey helps me know how I can better taper my content for YOU. Thank you so much!

2020 Salt & Baker Reader Survey

Without further adieu, here are the top 10 recipes this past year 🎉

10. Scotcharoos

I’m so happy these scotcharoos made it to the top 10, they are one of my major weaknesses! If you haven’t made them yet, you should! They feature a peanut buttery Rice Krispie treat that’s topped with a milk chocolate and butterscotch layer.

Scotcharoos cut into squares.

9. Virgin Strawberry Lime Mojito

Yay! It’s nice to see that some people have cut back on the drinking and have taken up virgin drinks! 🤣 We don’t drink alcohol in our home so I have a lot of drink recipes that will keep you on track if you’re looking to eliminate it from your diet.

A mojito glass full of strawberry lime mojito drink.

8. Broccoli Smoothie

Did you know you can add broccoli to your morning smoothie and you won’t even taste it? It’s true!

A vitamix blender full of raw broccoli, strawberries, mango, and frozen banana in preparation to make a broccoli smoothie.

7. Crumbl Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is a 5 star recipe all around! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ So many of you have made these cookies and commented saying they taste BETTER than Crumbl.

A homemade Crumbl chocolate chip cookie being torn in half.

6. Oreo Ice Cream Cake

I need more Oreo in my life. (Tomorrow I’ll be posting another Oreo recipe so stay tuned!)

This cake has layers of Oreo crust, ice cream, hot fudge, and whipped topping! Of course I add a generous layer of crushed Oreo’s to the top to round it out. ❤️

Delicious Oreo Ice Cream Cake on a white plate with hot fudge melting down the sides.

5. Graham Cracker Pie Crust Recipe

This fool-proof pie crust is perfect for so many pies and recipes. I include directions for baking it (if you need to) or chilling it for a no-bake pie recipe.

A metal measuring cup pushing down the graham cracker crust.

4. How to Make Ravioli

Making ravioli can be a bit time consuming, but homemade ravioli can’t be beat! Select any filling you’d like, but a personal favorite is my butternut squash ravioli, it’s so good!

A photo of homemade ravioli.

3. No-Bake Energy Bites

A perfectly portioned hand-held snack that adults and kids love! These have been wildly popular this past year, probably because kids have been home all day needing snacks!

A black plate with no-bake energy bites stacked on the plate.

2. Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

This creamy vanilla ice cream is a major crowd pleaser! Perfect for anytime of year. If you don’t have an ice cream machine, I suggest getting one before making this recipe. The churning creates an ultra creamy mixture that can’t be beat.

An ice cream scoop scooping out a portion of homemade vanilla ice cream.

1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

The #1 recipe this year was these delicious protein-packed protein balls. Wow! If you want to read the reviews I think you’ll be stunned. Everyone LOVES these! They are bite-size, filling, and so tasty.

I love that you can make a big batch then store them in the fridge (or freezer) for weeks. Kids and adults can grab them and go.

My husband goes crazy for these, as does my kids. We make them monthly.

A sheet lined with small Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls.

Well 2020, we made it!

I hope your year was full of growth, love, and joy. I wish you all a happy and healthy 2021. Thank you for being here and for reading my blog, it means the world to me.