The Best Desserts to Satisfy Your Nutty Cravings

The secret to good baking is to add contrast! Enhance your sweet treats with a delicious nutty flavour and crunch. Adding nuts is the perfect way to incorporate that salty flavour to balance out the intense sweetness of most desserts. Keep reading to discover some delectable desserts that you will go nuts over!

Chocolate Walnut Brownies

Chocolate brownies are a classic dessert adored by many. Walnuts make a great difference to this simple homemade chocolate recipe. Adding walnuts to a brownie so moist gives it an irresistible crunch that you won’t be able to resist! This is perfect to serve at any occasion, paired with a tall glass of milk or a cup of coffee. You can’t go wrong with this dessert!


This classic Italian dessert is a mini pastry with a crunchy crust, often filled with cocoa powder, cinnamon and toasted almonds. These delicious pastries are called bocconotti, which means “small bites” because they can literally be eaten in one bite! It’s common to make these with other fillings as well, but a crowd favourite is the sweet and salty filling with chocolate and almonds.

Almond Biscotti

Almond Biscotti is a simple, yet delicious Italian cookie recipe. These hard, crunchy almond cookies were created to be dunked in milk, hot chocolate, espresso and any other coffee based beverage. Serve this next time you invite guests over for coffee, they will be a hit!

Nutella Mini Donut

A classic glazed donut is tempting enough on its own, but dunked in Nutella and walnuts makes this classic treat more satisfying than it already is. With all the sweetness from the donut and chocolatey Nutella dip, adding chunks of hazelnut to this hazelnut chocolate spread will definitely enhance the flavor! The salty taste from the nuts will surely contrast well with this sweet dessert, ultimately creating a more satisfying taste.

Whether you’re having a family get together, inviting guests over for coffee, or simply just want to enjoy some nutty treats to yourself, it’s always a good idea to visit Sweet Boutique. Place your order and visit us today to pick up some of your favourite desserts!

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Anthony is a passionate, friendly, and seasoned pastry chef who’s travelled to some of the remotest and even well-known parts of Italy specifically to learn about different types of Italian pastries. His objective was to learn everything he could about Italian sweets including how they’re prepared, the origins of each iconic delicacy, as well as their cultural, historical, and religious significance.