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Baklava Bites

I love anything baked in phyllo dough. I find that these little bundles are easier to make than traditional baklava but taste just as good! —Barb Templin, Norwood, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup pistachios
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup unblanched almonds
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 15 sheets phyllo dough (14x9 inch size)
  • SYRUP:
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

Directions

  • Place the first seven ingredients in a food processor; process until finely chopped. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in honey and 2 tablespoons melted butter. Stir in chocolate.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface; brush with butter. Layer with four additional phyllo sheets, brushing each layer. (Keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.)
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the layered sheets into twelve squares. Carefully press each stack into a greased miniature muffin cup; fill each with a rounded teaspoonful of filling. Form into bundles by gathering edges of phyllo squares and twisting centers to close. Repeat twice with remaining ingredients.
  • Brush tops with remaining melted butter. Bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine syrup ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Remove baklava bites from oven; drizzle immediately with syrup. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 99 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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