Monday, March 30, 2015

Bitty Baklava Bites

Yum
I totally have a sweet tooth.  Luckily that hasn't affected my teeth!
I have a cavity free mouth!  Not bad for someone who is...never mind, I am not going to answer that.  Maybe it is my healthy brushing habits or maybe it is just having little sized treats to satisfy that craving.  Who knows, but whatever...
I love mini treats and these Bitty Baklava Bites are no exception!


I have a fabulous baklava recipe, but it takes some time and a little bit of work dealing with all those phyllo layers.  But, I have an easy way to recreate all that baklava deliciousness in a small little bite!


Sugary walnuts...


a phyllo shell...


yep...easy Bitty Baklava Bites!

Ingredients to make 12-18:
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 Tbsp melted butter
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
1 and 1/2 packages phyllo shells
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice
Directions:
Preheat oven to 275 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  In a bowl, mix together chopped walnuts, melted butter, cinnamon and sugar.  Fill up each phyllo shell with the walnut mixture.  Bake at 275 degrees for 15 minutes.  Meanwhile, over medium high heat, bring water and sugar to a boil.  Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer until sugar has dissolved.  Add lemon juice and let cool.  Remove baklava bites from the oven and pour cooled sugar syrup over top.


A little sweet treasure in a cup to satisfy your sweet tooth...keep brushing those teeth though.  Just a little service announcement from your family dentist.  Ha!

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Celebrate the little things that make life sweet,
Christine


Some other bitty bites you may like:

Orange Meringue Tarts

Raspberry Cream Cheese Pillows

Everything Soft Pretzel Nuggets