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Honey Chocolate Pastries

 Honey Chocolate Pastries
These pretty pastries are worth the effort to make, especially for special occasions.
48 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 cups butter, melted, divided
  • 34 sheets phyllo dough, (14 inches x 9 inches)
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water

Directions

  • Combine pecans, 1 cup chocolate chips, 3/4 cup sugar and cinnamon;
  • set aside.
  • Brush the bottom of a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with some of
  • the melted butter. Unroll phyllo dough; cut stack into a 10-1/2-in.
  • x 9-in. rectangle. Repeat with remaining phyllo. Discard scraps.
  • Line bottom of prepared pan with two sheets of phyllo dough (sheets
  • will overlap slightly). Brush with butter. Repeat layers 7 times,
  • brushing each with butter. (Keep dough covered with plastic wrap and
  • a damp towel until ready to use to prevent it from drying out.)
  • Sprinkle with half of the nut mixture.
  • Top with another five layers of phyllo dough, again brushing with
  • butter. Sprinkle remaining nut mixture on top.

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Honey Chocolate Pastries (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Layer with remaining phyllo dough, each brushed with butter, in pan.
  • Drizzle remaining butter on top. Cut all the way through pastry
  • into 48 diamond or square shapes. Bake at 325° for 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, combine orange juice, honey, lemon juice and remaining
  • sugar in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20
  • minutes. Pour over pastry as soon as its removed from the oven.
  • Cool.
  • In a small saucepan, combine water and remaining chocolate chips;
  • stir over low heat until smooth. Drizzle over pastry. Yield: 4
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 147 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.