There's no shortage of desserts out there that won't benefit from a punch of nutty flavor and texture from peanuts, pecans, walnuts, or almonds. Nuts also give baked goods an extra boost of rich, fatty flavor. And with so many options, there's a treat out there with your name on it. Time to make a batch of cookies, blondies, or pecan sticky rolls this weekend!
The pecans in the streusel topping on these jammy bars give this dessert an extra crunch. If peaches aren't your favorite, you can swap in any stone fruit you like.
Everyone has their own personal favorite chocolate chip cookie, and this one is just climbing the charts, thanks to the crunch of the toasted almonds and the big chunks of chocolate chips.
Not all rugelach have to have nuts in them, but you can choose to fill your rolled-up cookies with a nutty filling of walnuts and pecans. Just make sure you don't over-grind the nuts when preparing the filling, or you'll end up with nut butter.
These cookies are the baked-good equivalent of Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream. They have walnuts, big chocolate chunks, and dried banana chips in them for a satisfying trio of flavors.
Don't be fooled by these KIND bar-inspired snacks — they are savory, not sweet. And it's all thanks to a dash of liquid smoke and paprika. It's a great, healthy treat to tide you over between meals.
For anyone who loves the taste of maple syrup, this is a recipe not to be missed. Along with pecan, the maple-scented blondies take on an elegant profile. Bonus: They take little time to prepare, so you can whip up a homemade treat in less than an hour.
Chocolate cookies can sometimes be divisive, but this chewy recipe is hard to resist. And with the added walnut chunks, we bet it will be a welcome treat for anyone with a hankering for something sweet and chewy.
It takes a little bit of practice to master making biscotti. You don't want the cookies to be too tough to bite into, but you also want them to have a satisfying crunch. This guide makes it easy to achieve peak crunch, and the variation with pistachios and dried cranberries is a tea-time favorite.
While this might be suitable for breakfast, we also like it as a healthy take on dessert. The dense bread, with the slices of figs and chunks of almonds, is perfect with after-dinner coffee or tea.
These sticky buns are made in muffin tins to make sure that each roll gets the optimal caramel treatment. Plus, it means you won't have to pull them apart from each other once they've been baked.
In true Southern fashion, this dessert features sweet potatoes in a starring role. What makes it a winner in our book is the pecan topping and the whiskey sauce. Really, need we say more?
While we aren't aiming to make this dessert healthy, per se, we do like the idea of a homemade Snickers bar instead of a store-bought one. Plus, it contains all the elements we love about the candy bar, but atop a chewy bar cookie. Big hunger — satisfied.