I guess I'm a nutty person, because I think most of my all-time favorite desserts are made with nuts. I love all kinds of nuts. I love pecans, walnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, peanuts and more. I love seeds too, like sunflower and sesame seeds. There's just something about that extra little crunch while eating my favorite treats. Here are just a few of my favorite desserts (and other baked treats) made with nuts.
01 of 08
Having lived in the south all of my life, I just don't know how I missed out on having Benne Wafers until now. Not only do they have a rich taste, but I really like the nutty texture, too. These are definitely going to be a cookie made regularly in my house.
02 of 08
I think there are two things about a German Chocolate Cake that people find appealing. One is that it's a lighter version of a chocolate cake. It's not densely chocolate which, believe it or not, some people don't enjoy. The second reason is because it's iced with a Coconut Pecan Frosting. I know that's why my daughter loves it. A rich buttery flavor along with a great texture are what make the Coconut Pecan Frosting so enjoyable.
03 of 08
I grew-up eating this cake. It's so sinful, and yet, filled with good things for you. I've had house guests request Tropical Carrot Cake for breakfast. I think this carrot cake recipe is by far the best you'll ever have.
04 of 08
I've never really cared for pecan pie because it's typically too sweet. This recipe isn't like that at all. This Pecan Pie is just wonderful.
For a miniature version of Pecan Pie, try this recipe for Pecan Tassies.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
Enjoy this Blondie recipe chocked-full of toasted walnuts. Shh, I think that I might even like Blondies better than most brownies.
06 of 08
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08 of 08
There is nothing like homemade granola. It can be used dry as a snack, in a bowl with milk for cereal or baked to make bars.