5 Nut-Free Chocolate Dessert Recipes You Can Try At Home

Chocolate and nuts are a heavenly combination; the natural saltiness in nuts brings out the sweetness of chocolates, which is why the darker the chocolate, the more complex it tastes. However, nuts are not essential to every chocolate dessert; there are plenty of chocolate desserts that don’t typically have nuts. 

The best way to plan a nut-free chocolate dessert is to rule out any recipe that uses peanut butter or calls for nut-based condiments. Nuts also tend to add texture to desserts but it’s pretty to add texture to any crust without nuts. Just use chocolate chips, coconut, or anything crunchy. Let’s have a look at some easy nut-free chocolate dessert recipes.

Chocolate Bark

Create a custom chocolate bark with your favourite mix-ins and toppings and you don’t need any nuts. Melt dairy-free chocolate and spread it evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with dried fruits, seeds, pretzels, or sprinkles for added texture and flavour. Once set, break the bark into chunky pieces and enjoy it as a snack or dessert. You can store them in a cool dry place or wrap them individually.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies are the best option if someone wants nut-free desserts. Chocolate chips can add the crunchy, sweet element and easily replace nuts. Swap out any nut-based ingredients with alternatives such as all-purpose flour, dairy-free chocolate chips, and vegetable oil. You can include white chocolate chips and cacao nibs too!

Chocolate Mousse

If you’re trying to make nut-free desserts, choose smooth desserts like custards or puddings that don’t typically contain nuts. Try making a velvety, nut-free chocolate mousse by whipping together melted chocolate, aquafaba (chickpea brine), and a touch of sugar until light and airy. Chill the mousse in individual serving glasses for an elegant presentation. Top with whipped coconut cream and shaved chocolate!

Chocolate Truffles

Making truffles at home is super easy. Combine melted chocolate with coconut cream or dairy-free milk to create a smooth ganache filling. Roll the ganache into small balls and coat them in cocoa powder, shredded coconut, or sprinkles. Truffles are very easy to store, just make sure they are not too close to each other or they can stick.

Chocolate Cheesecake

Cheesecakes don’t usually have nuts because they don’t always work with the smoothness of a cheesecake. A chocolate cheesecake is a great nut-free dessert; you can try to make the crust thicker if you want more texture in your cheesecake. You can add chocolate chips or shaved coconut to its base to make it crispier.