14 Peanut-Free Desserts

Updated on December 19, 2019
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I am an enthusiastic cook and former chef who loves discovering ways to prepare food for all people, including those with food allergies.

Fun Peanut-Free Desserts

Learn how to make a peanut-free dessert that will put a smile on any child's face—no matter what type of food allergy they experience.

  1. Coconut Milk Fudge
  2. Quinoa Banana Bread
  3. Crunchy Banana Chocolate Bites
  4. S'more Bars
  5. Nut-Free Cheesecake
  6. SunButter Protein Cup
  7. Chocolate Cookies
  8. Caramel Brownies
  9. Soft and Chewy Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies
  10. Air-Popcorn With a Twix
  11. Avocado Brownies
  12. Apple Muffins
  13. Sweet Potato Coconut Balls
  14. Pink Lemonade Bars

A stack of coconut milk fudge.
A stack of coconut milk fudge. | Source

1. Coconut Milk Fudge

Carolyn’s recipe is so creative and delicious that it is hard to believe it doesn’t contain peanuts or milk. I know my kids love fudge. If I can get them to eat these, it is a whole lot healthier than store-bought desserts.

What makes them so creamy is the coconut, and my kids love coconut. The recipe has an ingredient that I find interesting called xanthan gum. It is used in recipes to keep the ingredients from separating.

Carolyn’s recipe is so creative and delicious that it is hard to believe it doesn’t contain peanuts or milk.

A slice of quinoa banana bread.
A slice of quinoa banana bread. | Source

2. Quinoa Banana Bread

The recipe contains walnuts, but you don’t have to add them to your ingredients if your kids can’t have any nuts. It is so healthy with quinoa, bananas, rice flour, and apple. It is so much fun to make.

I find it interesting that the recipe calls for blond cane sugar. Blond cane sugar considered to be healthier than regular sugar.

A tempting pile of crunchy banana chocolate bites.
A tempting pile of crunchy banana chocolate bites. | Source

3. Crunchy Banana Chocolate Bites

These treats are raw and are fun to make. They are crazy delicious because the recipe directions are so easy to follow. You combine all the ingredients, spoon them out, and roll them in walnuts and almond flakes.

I had a creative mess on my hands, but it's well worth the effort. They were a huge hit at my last get-together, and the kids devoured them.

They were a huge hit at my latest get-together, and the kids devoured them.

Why not try making s'more bars?
Why not try making s'more bars? | Source

4. S'more Bars

I call this recipe a 5-star and peanut-free recipe because it is so creative and had a great time making them. The bars are rich, gooey, and great-tasting. They made our campfire sweet and fun without worrying about my son's allergies.

The recipe comes from Taste of Home. The ingredients are not all that healthy, but the main point is that it is peanut-free.

5. Nut-Free Cheesecake

SunButter protein cups—like peanut butter cups, but peanut-free!
SunButter protein cups—like peanut butter cups, but peanut-free! | Source

6. SunButter Protein Cup

Oh my goodness, I found a recipe that tastes like peanut butter cups but has no peanut butter or peanuts. Allergylicious uses sunbutter, which is made only with sunflower seeds.

The recipe is pretty simple because I didn't have to bake. It's straightforward but creative. You mix the ingredients leaving the chocolate chips aside. You melt the chocolate chips, then layer the melted chocolate and filling into paper cups.

The top is the melted chocolate with a sprinkle of sea salt. I used Himalaya salt. Then, you freeze them for about 20 minutes. My kids ate them alone while I mixed them with their favorite coconut ice cream. Truthfully, I like eating them without anything, just as they are.

7. Chocolate Cookies

These caramel brownies have amazing layers.
These caramel brownies have amazing layers.

8. Caramel Brownies

These are caramelly good but not good for you. Peanut-free is a definite "go for it" because these brownies are all about caramel. Inside Bru Crew Life offers this recipe by keeping it simple. I started with a brownie base and slathered on the caramel for a yummy finish.

The recipe includes melting butter, whipping cream, adding chocolate, and eggs. All I can say is, if you can't eat peanuts, you will forget all about it after one delicious bite.

I tried it ala mode, and the vanilla ice cream made the whole dessert heaven sent.

This chocolate chip cookie recipe is simply the best.
This chocolate chip cookie recipe is simply the best. | Source

9. The Best Soft and Chewy Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are delicious, and my whole family consumed them all in one night. I had a great time making them knowing that I was using coconut oil instead of butter. I know that has nothing to do with peanuts.

The recipe is easy to follow with simple ingredients like using instant vanilla pudding. Averie Cooks has many pictures to help you instantly decide to make this chocolate, melt in your mouth wonders.

Twix popcorn.
Twix popcorn. | Source

10. Air-Popcorn With a Twix

I eat air-popcorn because it is so fresh. When I found the peanut-free recipe that is similar to David & Harry’s Moose Munch, I had to share it with you.

The recipe calls for Wilton’s Melting chocolate. If you are not familiar with it, no worries, Wilton’s is so easy to melt. Most grocery stores carry the Wilton's Melting Chocolate. I purchase Wilton's chocolate on Amazon because all the flavors are available.

You need to melt the chocolate and use eight cups of air-popcorn and place it in a large bowl with any unpopped kernels removed. A delightful ingredient is Biscoff. It is like cookie butter. But, the best component, which the kids will love, is Twix bars. Now, if there are allergies to the Twix bars, you can substitute any candy bar available.

Ashton, who thought of this recipe, has an optional ingredient. Semi-chocolate chips. I don’t know why she made it an option. I just made them unoptional (Is there such a word?)

Anyway, this recipe is quick to make if you are familiar with Wilton’s Melting Chocolate. I whipped it up in about 20 – 30 minutes, which includes cleaning up as I went. It is yummy!

Can you believe that you can make brownies with avocado in them?
Can you believe that you can make brownies with avocado in them? | Source

11. Best Avocado Brownies

A friend of mine shared this brownie recipe with me, and it is delicious and completely peanut-free. I mean, the recipe calls for other kinds of nut butter like almond, tahini, cashew, and so forth but no peanut butter or peanuts.

Old-style brownies are not suitable for the body because they are high in sugar, contain cow’s milk, white flour, and tons of butter. This recipe is all about eating healthy while the brownies are tasty good.

Healthy Life Box’s recipe is rich in healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants because of the avocado. They are considered fruit and are dense in nutrients like essential amino acids. The body does not produce essential amino acids, so you have to intake food that has these amino acids like the avocado.

Avocado isn’t the only healthy ingredient in this recipe. Coconut and sweet potato are the other ingredients giving a healthy nibble for everyone. Another added benefit is that there is no sugar or wheat.

I found this recipe easy-peasy to make, and my kids loved them. Did I tell them I made it with avocado and sweet potato? Of course not, I didn’t want to ruin a good thing. Good is the keyword because these brownies are delicious.

These apple muffins are delicious and free of many allergens.
These apple muffins are delicious and free of many allergens. | Source

12. Apple Muffins

Not only are these delicious muffins peanut-free but dairy-free and egg-free, vegans can even eat these muffins. They are easy to prepare. The recipe is available at Parents. I peruse Parents' websites for all sorts of recipe ideas for kids who have special food diets.

My daughter, who is self-proclaimed vegan devoured these muffins during our family's Sunday brunch. My husband wasn't too happy about that because he didn't get his usual third helping.

The recipe calls for brown sugar and no white sugar at all. I bake with organic, sprouted Khorasan flour, which is like all-purpose flour only healthier.

I altered the recipe by adding sliced almonds on top.

Sweet potato coconut balls are yummy.
Sweet potato coconut balls are yummy. | Source

13. Sweet Potato Coconut Balls

The recipe caught my eye because I have a friend who loves coconut flakes. This recipe calls for both in the dough and as a coating for the balls.

The recipe is pretty easy to make. If you love sweet potatoes, then you'll enjoy making these. They are healthy and have no peanuts. The directions ask for walnuts, and the next time I make the recipe, I plan on substituting pecans.

The recipe turned out 15 balls, and they were delicious. I used larger sized coconut flakes than you see in the image. I wholeheartedly thank The Pulau Girl for the recipe. Yummy!

14. Pink Lemonade Bars

These Pink Lemonade Bars are not only pretty, but they are also fun to make and tasty. The recipe is similar to making lemon bars, but you add a little something extra for the pretty pink color. The pink comes from a pint of raspberries and pomegranate juice you add to the lemon filling.

My kids and husband devoured the bars after a 5-mile hike and asked me when I planned to make them again. I haven't decided when yet. So, thank you, Epicurious, for the delicious recipe.

Easy to Make and Tasty

Each peanut-free dessert is fun and creative to make. These recipe ideas prove that peanut-free desserts are not hard to make and very tasty for kids to enjoy.

Do you have any peanut-free desserts to share in the comments?

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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      • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

        Kenna McHugh 

        4 months ago from Northern California

        Alice,

        You are welcome. I find these recipes delightful and fun to make. Enjoy!

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        Alice Harter 

        4 months ago

        I want to be a baker later in life and some of these delicious recipes will com in handy fur peanut free customers so thank you!!!

      • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

        Kenna McHugh 

        14 months ago from Northern California

        Zia, These are easy and fun desserts. They are so yummy it is hard to believe they are basically peanut-free.

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        Zia Uddin 

        14 months ago from UK

        They all look delicious. Ive tried the crunchies ice cream tub but its got peanuts in it and very delicious.

        Those sweet potato coconut balls look very tempting and mouthwatering, yummy.

      • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

        Kenna McHugh 

        2 years ago from Northern California

        Spanish Food, let me know how they turn out for you. You are a good friend to make this for your best friend.

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        Lena Durante 

        2 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

        My best friend is allergic to peanuts, so I will definitely be trying some of these recipes. Thanks!

      • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

        Kenna McHugh 

        2 years ago from Northern California

        Louise, I understand. Some of these recipes only require a food processor or Ninja. They are so yummy! Thank you for commenting.

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        Louise Powles 

        2 years ago from Norfolk, England

        They are lovely recipes, although I'm not very good at baking lol. I do like the look of the healthy chocolate cookies though.

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