Baklava Bars

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 50 min
  • Servings 24
Baklava Bars

Ingredients

Cookie Base

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 phyllo 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

Steps

  • 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 phyllo 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 phyllo . 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.

  • 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 phyllo shells in the freezer section of your supermarket.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
115mg
5%
Potassium
55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
21g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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