Baklava Bites – quick & easy baklava! All the rich, gooey, crispy deliciousness without the fuss!
Seriously. This recipe will be a game changer for all the baklava lovers. All the honey, walnut and phyllo lovers.
This easy baklava recipe takes just a few minutes to make and no effort to put together. You’ll have baklava at your fingertips – effortlessly, anytime.
No more trips to the special bakery or waiting for the Greek Food Festival for this delightful pastry – you can make this quick & easy version at home!
There’s almost a hype to baklava in America. People think it’s an overly complex dessert to make. Apparently it’s something only Greek Grandma’s & Great Grandma’s can properly make.
Not so. Baklava isn’t terribly complicated – layer phyllo, nuts and honey.
Now, if you’re adventurous enough to make your own phyllo, that’s where it gets (just a wee bit) complicated and time consuming.
It’s not overly difficult, it just requires some time, attention and a little finesse. If you enjoy phyllo, then making it yourself should be something to put on your rainy day “to do list”….
Not today, though. Let’s keep the phyllo scenario simple. Real simple. I buy these premade little phyllo tart cups. (Athens brand. I’m not sure if there are other brands and I’m not sponsored to endorse this product – I just love it!) I keep these around for quick appetizers & desserts. Like these Raspberry Brie Bites Appetizer or a quickie spanakopita!
This Baklava Bites recipe couldn’t be much simpler.
Melt the butter, mix in the rest of the ingredients and fill it in the phyllo cups.
Pop them in the oven and in a few minutes you’ll have perfectly delicious, quick & easy baklava.
Really, that’s it. Let them cool and enjoy. You’ll be impressed with just how easy & perfectly delicious this baklava is.
Hope you enjoy!
- 1 package of mini phyllo/fillo shells I used Athens brand – there’s 15 shells
- 4 tablespoon walnuts heaping
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar packed
- 2 tablespoon honey
- pinch of cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350° Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil or parchament paper.
- Crush walnuts. I put them in a ziploc sandwich bag and do a few go overs with a rolling pin.
- Add butter and brown sugar in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30-45 seconds or until butter is melted. Stir. (You could do this stovetop in a small saucepan if you prefer)
- Stir in walnuts, a pinch of cinnamon and honey until everything is sticky and combined.
- Evenly fill phyllo cups with walnut mixture, about 1 heaping teaspoon per cup.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Some mixture might ooze out of sides, this is fine.
- Let cool on cookie sheet. Garnish with additional walnuts if desired. Enjoy.