Recipe courtesy of Elizabeth Sincox

Sweet, Chocolately Delicious Baklava

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Ingredients

1 lb. real butter

1 package filo dough

1 c. chopped almonds or pecans

1 package chocolate chips

1/2 c. white sugar

4 tablespoons ground cinnamon

1 1/2 c. honey

1/2 c. water

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Mix sugar, cinnamon, chopped nuts, and chocolate chips in mixing bowl.
  3. Melt butter in medium saucepan/
  4. Place one sheet of filo dough in an 11x9 pan and butter it, continuing until you have used 1/8 to 1/4 of the package (my personal preference).
  5. Then spread on a layer of chocolate mixture. Repeat with filo dough and chocolate until all is used.
  6. Cut into 1" squares. Place in oven and bake about 35 minutes (until golden brown).
  7. While that is baking, in a medium saucepan over medium-low, heat the honey, water, and lemon juice until it comes to a light boil. Remove from heat.
  8. Once your baklava is out of the oven, place the pan on a cookie sheet and immediately pour syrup mixture over. BE CAREFUL THE SYRUP WILL MOST LIKELY START TO BOIL IMMEDIATELY (sometimes overflowing onto the cookie sheet). Allow to cool, then enjoy.
  9. For looks I sometimes melt a few chocolate chips and drizzle them on top.

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