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Chocolate Baklava

SERVINGS 12
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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 10 sheets phyllo dough
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 pound chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup warm honey

Cooking Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9x2 pan with 2 Tbsp butter and set aside.

Combine brown sugar, walnuts, cinnamon, and chocolate chips in a bowl.

Layer a sheet of phyllo dough on the bottom of the prepared pan. Brush with melted butter. Place another phyllo sheet on top and butter this. Repeat for one more layer. Sprinkle half of the walnut mixture evenly over buttered phyllo and repeat the phyllo/butter routine for 3 layers. Sprinkle the remaining walnut mixture on top and butter phyllo sheets 3 layers deep again.

Using a sharp knife, score the top layer of phyllo dough into 30 equal sized squares or diamond shapes.

Bake for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 300 degrees and bake for 15-20 more minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven.

While baklava is still hot, cut through all the layers of the baklava along the lines that were scored. Drizzle the one cup of warm honey evenly over the entire pan. Allow the baklava to cool completely, cover tightly, and allow it to absorb the honey for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Adapted from Denise Vivaldo's book Do It For Less Parties.

This can be made in advance, too. I made this baklava up to the point that it would be baked. I scored it and placed it in the freezer instead. Once thawed, it baked just fine following the directions provided.

Adapted from Denise Vivaldo's book Do It For Less Parties.

This can be made in advance, too. I made this baklava up to the point that it would be baked. I scored it and placed it in the freezer instead. Once thawed, it baked just fine following the directions provided.