Favorite Recipes Made with Nuts

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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
    Benne wafers

    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
    German Chocolate Cake
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    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
    Carrot Cake

    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
    Pecan pie
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    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.

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  • 05 of 08
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    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
    Sugared nuts
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    These Sugared Nuts are so good that you'll want to eat them all of the time.

    For that sweet-salty combination make some Salted Nuts to go with them.

  • 07 of 08
    Oatmeal walnut cookies
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    These Oatmeal Walnut Cookies have a wonderfully chewy texture and a want-at-least-one-more taste.

  • 08 of 08
    homemade granola
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    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.