I remember the first time I snapped the ear off my chocolate Easter bunny and dipped it into a jar of peanut butter. I did so at the prompting of my older, wiser brother who was always creating delicious and absurd snacks that just seemed to work. Never before had I experienced such a perfect combination. Two worlds collided into one that day—chocolate and peanut butter have been forever married in my mind since then, and the obsession dug its claws in me and has yet to relinquish its grasp ever since. Ask anyone who knows me, and they will confirm that if it’s chocolate and it’s peanut butter, then I’m there. All the way.
The world is actually full of these magical food pairings. These are the combinations that are so perfect, so divinely inspired that you can’t help but close your eyes in sheer bliss as you take your first bite. Trust me when I say that your world is about to be forever changed after discovering these perfect pairings that were so clearly meant to be together. Here are 16 food combinations that prove the existence of love at first sight.
Do you have a mythically mind-blowing food combination that didn’t make the list? Comment below with your perfect pairing!
1. Chocolate-dipped coffee ice cream glazed doughnut sandwich
Replace that cookie with a glazed doughnut and dip it in chocolate and you have an orgasm-worthy treat. And the fact that it’s coffee ice cream? Well, I’m pretty sure that makes it a breakfast food. #logic.
Pro-tip: #15 is another ice cream doughnut combination that is causing people to lose their MINDS!
2. Poutine pizza
This is drunk food heaven. I mean…when you’re having a great night out on the town and it’s 1am and you’re looking for something tasty to soak up all that alcohol, greasy pizza and cheesy fries are often contenders. But why choose? Do the right thing and put them together into one mind-blowing delight.
Pro-tip: poutine fan? You’ll LOVE #7!
What is piecaken? It’s when you bake a pie and then take that pie and bake it inside of a cake. I know. I know. It’s what has been missing from your life all of these years. FINALLY people who love pie and love cake don’t have to pick. You can have your cake and eat a pie too. The one in the photo above is chocolate cake stuffed with pumpkin pie, and topped with a pumpkin spice frosting. But imagine the limitless combination of pie to cake. Dark chocolate with cherry pie? Vanilla spice cake with pecan pie? Omg. How do I get this into my life?
4. Mac ‘n cheese burger
Why isn’t mac ‘n cheese a regular topping for burgers? I just don’t understand.
5. Waffle breakfast sandwich
You want waffles. You want a breakfast sandwich. You can’t choose. It’s early morning. You’re tired. Don’t worry, you no longer have to waste the brain power making a decision as impossible as this—you can have both at the same time and it will be amazing.
Pro-tip: #13 is another amazing waffle creation that is the best of two worlds.
6. Cheese stuffed pretzel bombs
Dipping pretzels into cheese is pretty much perfect. Now what if you were to take those pretzels and stuff them in cheese before you dip them in cheese? It may not solve the world’s problems, but it will momentarily help you forget yours.
7. Poutine Grilled Cheese
OREO cookie stuffed inside of a chewy chocolate chip cookie? How can life get any better?
9. Apple pie with bacon lattice
This just makes sense on all levels. In fact, I think this should be the new mandatory way to eat apple pie.
10. Grilled cheese burger
I had a grilled cheese burger once. It was the closest thing to Nirvana that I have ever experienced.
Pro-tip: #16 takes a grilled cheese and completely changes all the rules! you HAVE to see it!
11. Cookie dough stuffed brownie bombs
This is what true love looks like. I mean…cookie dough inside of a brownie dipped in chocolate? YES. ALL OF THE YES!
12. S’mores latte
Sweet mother of all that is good in this world. This makes me want to be around a campfire.
13. Cinnamon bun waffles
When waffles are made out of cinnamon buns, it’s a good day. This is how I want my day to start.
14. Bacon grilled cheese French toast
Grilled cheese is one of my favorite things to eat for lunch. French toast is one of my favorite breakfast foods. When French toast and grilled cheese have a baby? This is what brunch was made for.
15. The Donut Ice Cream
Ice cream is actually my favorite thing of all time to eat…and swapping the cone for a donut? Well, that just makes it perfection. Also..it’s now the best excuse to have ice cream for breakfast…because donuts are breakfast foods. Ice cream and doughnuts for breakfast wins again.
16. Peanut Butter Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Brownie French Toasts
This right here is the very reason for existing.
Okay…after that list, I’m officially drooling, which is disgusting. I’m pretty sure I just saw my co-worker give me the eyebrow. Whatever. Totally worth it. What unexpectedly perfect food combination is your favorite? Comment below!