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Baklava Bars

Baklava Bars
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 50 min
  • Servings 24
It’s no surprise why this recipe has 4.5 stars! A twist on the traditional baklava, it’s easy to make with a sugar cookie crust, but tastes similar to the real thing! Baklava is a sweet dessert made with layers of butter-drenched pastry, spices and nuts. Honey-lemon syrup is poured over the baked warm pastry and left to soak and the dessert is traditionally cut into triangles.
May 21, 2018

Ingredients

  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 egg

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 24
Calories
123.6
Total Fat
8.1g
Saturated Fat
4.4g
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
25.5mg
Sodium
17mg
Total Carbs
12.9g
Dietary Fiber
0.3g
Sugars
10.7g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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