Chocolate Baklava Recipe

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Chocolate Baklava Recipe
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Chocolate Baklava Recipe

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I've been cooking for years, and baklava remains a favorite. Most folks find one piece of this rich dessert very satisfying, so this recipe feeds many people. —Cindy Schumacher, Kenvil, New Jersey
MAKES:
50 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:
50 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 20 sheets phyllo dough (18 inches x 14 inches)
  • 1-1/4 cups butter (no substitutes), melted
  • 1 pound finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 package (12 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • SYRUP:
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

Butter a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Layer eight sheets of phyllo dough in pan, brushing each with butter. In a large bowl, combine the nuts, chocolate chips, sugar, cinnamon and lemon peel. Sprinkle 2 cups over top layer of phyllo.
Layer and brush four sheets of dough with butter. Top with 2 or more cups nut mixture. Layer and brush four more sheets of dough with butter; top with remaining nut mixture. Top with the remaining dough, brushing each sheet with butter. Drizzle any remaining butter over top.
Using a sharp knife, cut baklava into 1-1/2-in. diamonds. Bake at 325° for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, combine the syrup ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Pour over warm baklava. Cool completely in pans on wire racks. Yield: 50 pieces.
Originally published as Chocolate Baklava in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p97

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 186 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • 20 sheets phyllo dough (18 inches x 14 inches)
  • 1-1/4 cups butter (no substitutes), melted
  • 1 pound finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 package (12 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • SYRUP:
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  1. Butter a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Layer eight sheets of phyllo dough in pan, brushing each with butter. In a large bowl, combine the nuts, chocolate chips, sugar, cinnamon and lemon peel. Sprinkle 2 cups over top layer of phyllo.
  2. Layer and brush four sheets of dough with butter. Top with 2 or more cups nut mixture. Layer and brush four more sheets of dough with butter; top with remaining nut mixture. Top with the remaining dough, brushing each sheet with butter. Drizzle any remaining butter over top.
  3. Using a sharp knife, cut baklava into 1-1/2-in. diamonds. Bake at 325° for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, combine the syrup ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Pour over warm baklava. Cool completely in pans on wire racks. Yield: 50 pieces.
Originally published as Chocolate Baklava in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p97

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Adriana User ID: 9343079 278584
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2017

"I make this almost every Christmas and it's always a hit with family and friends! Love it!"

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lindica User ID: 6958967 39949
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"I see all 5 star reviews and i'm dumb founded. I was NOT impressed with this recipe. I've done other baklava recipes w/no problems. I bake and cook quite a bit. I found this recipe to be a complete disaster. It is the first and only TofH recipe I've ever been displeased with. Its a very expensive recipe to be so unhappy with."

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runr1971 User ID: 7435707 33538
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"Made this for my bunco group and it was a hit! Will be making again for a company work function. Love it!!"

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becky66 User ID: 1915904 33240
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013

"I have made this several times, and it is absolutely delicious. The prep has several steps, but is definitely easy and well worth it."

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jcstricklin User ID: 1070220 39947
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"I made this for my son's Greek feast in History. The kids loved it! It is expensive to make with a pound of walnuts. I did cut the butter down to a cup. I buttered every other layer and it didn't get too greasy. It was perfect!"

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Magnificent7 User ID: 6425596 82501
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"People tell me that it is the best baklava they have ever eaten."

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wulffpuppy User ID: 1147528 39946
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

"This is the most awesome baklava recipe I have made. It always gets rave reviews every time I make it."

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