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Chocolate-Dipped Phyllo Sticks Recipe

Chocolate-Dipped Phyllo Sticks Recipe

Looking for something a little special to bake up for the holidays? Try these elegant crunchy treats from our Test Kitchen. They’re great with coffee or alongside sorbet and sherbet. HOLIDAY TIP: Bake an extra batch or two of these dainty pastries. Wrap in colored cellophane and curly ribbons as quick take-home gifts for yuletide visitors!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 5 min. YIELD:20 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 sheets phyllo dough (14x9-inch size)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon shortening
  • 1/2 ounce white baking chocolate, melted

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 425°. Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface; brush with butter. Cover with a second sheet of phyllo; brush with butter. (Keep remaining phyllo dough covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.)
  • 2. Cut phyllo in half lengthwise. Cut each half into five 4-1/2x2-3/4-in. rectangles. Tightly roll each rectangle from one long side, forming a 4-1/2-in.-long stick. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Coat sticks with cooking spray; sprinkle with half of the cinnamon-sugar.
  • 3. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining phyllo dough, butter and cinnamon-sugar.
  • 4. In a microwave, melt semisweet chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip one end of phyllo sticks in chocolate; allow extra to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Drizzle with white chocolate. Yield: 20 sticks.

Nutritional Facts

1 phyllo stick equals 38 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 18 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.