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Baklava Bars

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

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 50 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

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

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 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.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

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!

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.

You can find mini fillo shells in the freezer section of your supermarket.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
115mg
115%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
21g
21%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
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.

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