12 Nut-Free Desserts Everyone Will Love
Looking for a delicious alternative to peanut butter cookies? These tahini numbers are a surefire crowd-pleaser.
Hot Fudge Over Vanilla Ice Cream
We know chopped peanuts are a traditional sundae topping, but with a chocolate sauce this good, you really don't need them. Adding whipped cream and maraschino cherries is up to you!
Caramelized Sesame Chickpeas
Candied nuts not an option? Serve roasted chickpeas glazed in honey and sesame seeds instead. Your guests will be hoarding them by the handful.
Whole-Grain Strawberry-Cherry Crisp
This golden crisp topping relies on oats and shredded coconut instead of the usual nuts. It blankets a sensational filling of fresh strawberries and cherries lightly sweetened with brown sugar.
Who says brittle needs nuts? Our pumpkin seed version is just as delectable. Serve it solo or in shards over ice cream. It also makes the perfect fall hostess gift.
Tahini Fruit Dip
Achieve nutty richness without actual nuts by combining tahini with Greek yogurt, honey, salt, and cinnamon. Serve alongside your favorite fruit for a light, healthy dessert or snack.
It can be difficult to find nut-free biscotti at the store or coffee shop. The solution? Make your own! These bite-size DIY versions boast shredded coconut and grapefruit zest as add-ins and a silky chocolate dip.
Who needs nuts when you’ve got three kinds of chocolate? Plus these brownies are virtually guilt-free; some of the butter has been replaced with pureed black beans.
Like pecan pie but without the pecans! This classic American dessert pairs buttery crust with a molasses custard filling and cakey crumb topping to delicious effect.
Carrot Tea Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Have your nut-free carrot cake and eat it, too! None of your guests will miss the walnuts when they taste this delectable carrot cake with rich, tangy cream cheese frosting.
Since sticky buns often include pecans, they’re usually a no-no for the nut-averse crowd. Enter these mini cinnamon buns! They’ll be the first to go at your next brunch or dessert party.