Puff Pastry Baklava – Barefeet within the Kitchen

Puff pastry baklava bites are pleasant, bite-sized treats that provide a contemporary twist on the standard Greek dessert, baklava. These miniature pastries are made by filling buttery, flaky puff pastry cups with a candy honey and nut filling.

Puff pastry cups on parchment, filled with nuts and drizzled with honey

About 20 years in the past, my brother-in-law launched me to baklava by means of a Christmas reward. It was his favourite meals on the time, so we picked up an infinite tray of baklava and punctiliously gift-wrapped it for him.

On Christmas Eve, he opened his reward and the enjoyment was palpable. He shared it with us and I beloved it from the primary chunk. Since then, I’ve fortunately loved baklava at each alternative.

puff pastry in muffin tin filled with nuts and honey

Baklava with Puff Pastry

My buddy Lynne made this baklava whereas visiting me as soon as upon a time (and I fortunately devoured the scrumptious outcomes) however I’ve by no means a lot as tried my hand at making it at house. As you already know, I hardly ever spend that sort of time on a single recipe. (Not that it by no means occurs, nevertheless it’s a rarity for positive.)

The second I noticed Baklava Bites within the Brilliant Bites cookbook, I knew I’d be making them as quickly as attainable. It’s such a sensible thought! Flaky, buttery, puff pastry varieties the shell for an irresistible filling of roasted nuts, honey, and heat spices.

miniature baklava made with puff pastry on tray, drizzled with honey

Baklava Bites

My buddy Maegan has a model new cookbook out and simply flipping by it is sufficient to make my mouth water. You doubtless know her as TheBakerMama on Instagram, the place she has been creating spectacular boards for years now.

Her newest cookbook is Brilliant Bites: 75 Amazing Small Bites for Any Occasion. The recipes for Baklava Bites and the Chocolate Hazelnut Babka Bites caught my eye immediately. They’re terrific shortcuts to the flavors we love. And sure, I’ve made each recipes already.

The baklava bites are simply made with puff pastry as an alternative of phyllo dough for a near-effortless technique to take pleasure in baklava. Full of crunchy nuts, cinnamon, and honey, that is a tremendous dessert that tastes a lot fancier than it really is.

Each time I open one in all Maegan’s books I instantly wish to name and buddy and plan a get-together. There’s one thing further enjoyable about sharing small bites and boards with buddies on an evening at house, isn’t there?

puff pastry sliced into 24 sections, next to muffin tin

Puff Pastry Baklava

You’ll want the next substances to make this recipe:

  • roasted blended nuts
  • puff pastry
  • butter
  • honey
  • lemon juice
  • cinnamon
puff pastry in muffin tin, nuts in bowl beside it, honey in bowl next to that

Simple Baklava Recipe

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Frivolously spray a 24-cup mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Utilizing a rolling pin, roll out the puff pastry into a ten x 15-inch rectangle. Lower the rectangle into twenty-four equally sized squares.

honey mixture being poured into chopped nuts

Place a sq. of puff pastry into every ready muffin cup, urgent gently on the bottoms and up the edges in order that the corners level up.

In a medium bowl, stir collectively the chopped nuts, melted butter, ⅓ cup of honey, lemon juice, and cinnamon till evenly mixed.

small scoop used to fill puff pastry cups with nut mixture

Divide the nut combination into the puff pastry cups, about ½ tablespoon of the nuts for every cup.

Bake for quarter-hour, or till the nuts are flippantly toasted however not burned, and the pastry is golden brown.

honey being drizzled over miniature baklava

Let cool within the pan for five minutes earlier than transferring the bites from the pan to the parchment-lined baking sheet.

Drizzle the tops of the bites with the remaining honey. Let the honey soak in whereas the bites cool fully, about 1 hour, earlier than serving.

These bites may be made prematurely and saved in an hermetic container for as much as 3 days at room temperature or as much as 1 week within the fridge. Serve at room temperature.

miniature baklava bites made with puff pastry on parchment lined tray next to floral napkin

Chew Measurement Desserts

You solely want a handful of substances to make these chewy, chocolate and peanut butter-filled Peanut Butter Cookie Cups.

Salty pretzels, buttery toffee, and wealthy chocolate are layered into this straightforward to make Chocolate Covered Pretzel Toffee. The mixture is irresistible.

Wealthy, chocolatey, and nutty with loads of mild, flaky coconut, Almond Joys are simpler than you’d anticipate to make at house.

Buckeye Fudge is what occurs while you mix creamy peanut butter fudge with clean, wealthy, darkish chocolate fudge. It is a easy recipe for creamy peanut butter fudge with chocolate on prime and it tastes identical to the ever-popular buckeye candies.

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Servings: 24 bites

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  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Frivolously spray a 24-cup mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Utilizing a rolling pin, roll out the puff pastry into a ten x 15-inch rectangle. Lower the rectangle into twenty-four equally sized squares.

  • Place a sq. of puff pastry into every ready muffin cup, urgent gently on the bottoms and up the edges in order that the corners level up.

  • In a medium bowl, stir collectively the chopped nuts, melted butter, ⅓ cup of honey, lemon juice, and cinnamon till evenly mixed. Divide the nut combination into the puff pastry cups, about ½ tablespoon of the nuts for every cup.

  • Bake for quarter-hour, or till the nuts are flippantly toasted however not burned and the pastry is golden brown. Let cool within the pan for five minutes earlier than transferring the bites from the pan to the parchment-lined baking sheet.

  • Drizzle the tops of the bites with the remaining honey. Let the honey soak in whereas the bites cool fully, about 1 hour, earlier than serving.

These bites may be made prematurely and saved in an hermetic container for as much as 3 days at room temperature or as much as 1 week within the fridge. Serve at room temperature.

Energy: 153kcal · Carbohydrates: 14g · Protein: 3g · Fats: 11g · Saturated Fats: 2g · Polyunsaturated Fats: 2g · Monounsaturated Fats: 6g · Trans Fats: 0.02g · Ldl cholesterol: 1mg · Sodium: 31mg · Potassium: 82mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 6g · Vitamin A: 17IU · Vitamin C: 0.2mg · Calcium: 10mg · Iron: 1mg

close up of baklava made with puff pastry on a parchment tray

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