Decadent Chocolate Baklava Recipe

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Decadent Chocolate Baklava Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
80mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on April 12, 2024

Indulge in the rich and sweet flavors of chocolate baklava with this mouthwatering recipe. Layers of flaky phyllo dough, nuts, and chocolate come together in a delightful dessert that will impress your guests and satisfy your cravings.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of phyllo dough
  • 1 cup of chopped nuts (such as walnuts or almonds)
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, water, honey, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Layer half of the phyllo dough sheets in a greased baking dish, brushing each sheet with melted butter.
  4. Sprinkle half of the nuts and chocolate chips over the phyllo dough.
  5. Repeat layering the remaining phyllo dough sheets, nuts, and chocolate chips, finishing with a top layer of phyllo dough brushed with butter.
  6. Cut the baklava into diamond-shaped pieces before baking.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Pour the syrup over the baklava as soon as it comes out of the oven, allowing it to soak in and cool before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • Baklava is a traditional dessert in many Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cultures, usually made with layers of phyllo dough, nuts, and syrup.
  • Adding chocolate to baklava gives it a modern twist and adds a rich, indulgent flavor to the classic dessert.
  • Chocolate baklava is a great dessert to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea, making it the perfect ending to a meal or a special treat for any occasion.