We have a nut allergy in our family. What could I replace the hazelnuts with in the No Bake Triple Chocolate Brownies

Selena Darrow


Kristen W. June 12, 2013
Would pine nuts be too weird? Pine nuts are a seed, not a nut, so they should be safe...
dymnyno June 12, 2013
Technically, almonds are not nuts. Could you use chopped almonds?
Pj T. December 31, 2018
Almonds are absolutely tree nuts
SeaJambon June 12, 2013
Really all the nuts are doing is adding flavor and texture -- with that in mind, I'd suggest cocoa nibs. They are pure cocoa but will add both crunch and a bit of contrasting flavor.
amysarah June 12, 2013
I agree about the dried cherries. I may have been imprinted early on by those chocolate covered cherries that used to be popular, but cherries/chocolate are an unbeatable combination.
ChefJune June 12, 2013
Hi Selena! Great to see you here at food52! How about some chopped chocolate in the same amount. Maybe white chocolate for contrast? Or some chopped dried cherries or raisins?

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Faith D. June 12, 2013
Selena, hi! I would suggest either just leaving them out (the brownies would be fine without them) or substituting a non tree nut seed, like popped amaranth, or crushed pepitas. Or you could add chopped dark chocolate or cacaco nibs for even more chocolatey goodness.
healthierkitchen June 12, 2013
Faith - I love this recipe and the suggested alterations! Glad to have found you here on food52!
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