Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Honey Nut Phyllo Triangles


This recipe - phyllo dough enclosing a honey sweetened mixture of chopped nuts and spices - might also be called baklava bites. Truth be told we are gearing up for a big move and trying with all our might to use up the contents of our freezer. And I’ve had half a box (a box comes with 2 sleeves) of phyllo dough in our freezer since I made apple turnovers a while back. As with all recipes involving phyllo, it takes a bit of time and patience to make the triangles, but the process is actually really simple and the result is delish. Also, because the triangles aren’t soaked in a syrup like traditional baklava they are not as tooth-achingly sweet, which I think is a plus.

Honey Nut Phyllo Triangles
1/2 Box (1 Sleeve, about 14 sheets) of Phyllo Dough, thawed
1/2 Cup Melted Coconut Oil (or Butter if that’s what floats your boat)
1 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Nuts (I used 1/2 Cup each of Almonds, Walnuts, and Pecans)
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon (plus extra for sprinkling on top if desired)
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cardamom
Pinch Salt
1/2 Cup Honey

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
2) Unfold the thawed phyllo dough, keeping the sheets stacked neatly. Slice the stacked sheets of dough into four strips lengthwise. Then stack the 4 sets of strips and cover with a wet paper towel to keep the phyllo dough from drying out.
3) To make the filling: mix together the nuts, spices, and honey.
4) To assemble: place one strip of phyllo dough on a clean dry surface, brush the dough lightly with oil/butter, and then place another strip of phyllo dough on top of it. Next, place 1 teaspoon of the nut mixture at one end of the 2 stacked phyllo strips. Fold one corner of the dough over the nuts to form a triangle, fold the triangle over again, repeat as if you were folding a flag until you reach the end of the strip. Place the triangle on the parchment lined sheets. Repeat with the remaining phyllo strips (you will likely have more dough than you need, so if a few strips tear, just toss them and don’t sweat it!). Brush the tops of the triangles with a bit more oil.
5) Bake the triangles for 8 minutes, rotate the baking sheet 180 degrees, and bake another 8 minutes or until they are lightly golden brown.
6) Let cool, then dust lightly with cinnamon (optional).



Enjoy!

As usual, I've included this post as part of several weekly recipe sharing events: Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays , Making Monday Marvelous, Just Something I Whipped Up, My Meatless Mondays, Just Another Meatless Monday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tempt my Tummy Tuesday, Tasty Tuesdays , Tuesdays at the Table, Real Food Wednesdays, Whatcha Makin' Wednesdays, Full Plate Thursday, Friday Foodie, Friday Favorites, Foodie Friday, Funky Fresh Friday, Nifty Thrifty Sunday, and Inspiration Board.Check out all the great recipes other bloggers have contributed!

9 comments:

  1. LOVE that you used coconut oil with the phyllo dough, I have only had it with butter. Thanks for popping by my blog earlier :)

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  2. Thanks Marla - I loved your shake recipe - we have quite a few frozen bananas and blueberries, so I'm definetly going to try to whip one up - though I'm guessing my rinky dinky blender won't make it nearly as smooth as the blendtec :)

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  3. This looks good! I will have to give it a try.
    Holy Cannoli Recipes

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  4. I found you from Little Brick Ranch's Foodie Friday link--the photo drew me in. Well done! If you get a moment, I'd love for you to link up over at Momtrends. This week we're featuring sorbet cocktails for our recipe linky:

    http://www.momtrends.com/2011/07/friday-food-ciao-bella/

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  5. I have part of a box of phyllo dough in my freezer now. This would be the perfect way to use that up. Thanks!

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  6. Oh yum, those little triangles just invite you to hurry and see whats inside. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon. Hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  7. I'm featuring your delectable Honey Nut Phyllo Triangles today on Five Friday Finds at Morsels of Life. Thanks for sharing your recipe and please grab a featured button at http://morselsoflife.blogspot.com/2011/08/five-friday-finds.html !

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  8. Thanks for all your comments, they put a smile on my tired face. We are still in the process of unpacking after a cross country move, but I hope to be back to blogging very soon!

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