Baklava Bars

Baklava Bars

Love classic Baklava? Here’s an easy way to get the same Greek signature flavors using cookie mix and crushed fillo shells.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

2:50

Hrs:Mins

Makes

24

bars

Cookie Base
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1
egg
Filling
1 1/2
cups chopped walnuts
1/3
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8
teaspoon salt
8
frozen mini fillo shells (from 2.1-oz package)
Glaze
1/3
cup honey
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon lemon juice
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon vanilla
Garnish
5
tablespoons honey
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Bake 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir walnuts, granulated sugar, 1/4 cup butter, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and the salt with fork until mixture is well mixed and crumbly.
  4. Sprinkle nut mixture evenly over partially baked base. With hands, crumble frozen fillo shells evenly over nut mixture. Bake 18 to 20 minutes longer or until golden brown.
  5. Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, microwave 1/3 cup honey, 2 tablespoons butter, the brown sugar, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon uncovered on High 1 minute or until bubbly. Stir in vanilla.
  6. Drizzle honey mixture evenly over fillo. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  7. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Before serving, drizzle 1/2 teaspoon honey over each bar. Store covered at room temperature.
Makes 24 bars
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Did You Know?
This recipe was one of fifteen winners in the 2007 Mix It Up with Betty! Cookie Mix Recipe Contest. More than $10,000 was awarded!
Did You Know?
Baklava (bahk-lah-VAH) is a sweet dessert made with layers of butter-drenched pastry, spices and nuts. A honey-lemon syrup is poured over the baked warm pastry and left to soak. The dessert is traditionally cut into triangles.
Purchasing
You can find mini fillo shells in the freezer section of your supermarket.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 250
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 14g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 115mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 29g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 21g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.