This recipe for Baklava Bars was a finalist in the 2007 Betty Crocker “Mix it Up with Betty” Cookie Contest
- Cookie Base
- 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 1 egg
- 1 - 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 8 frozen mini fillo shells (from a 2.1 oz package)
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1 Tablespoon packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 5 Tablespoons honey
- Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
- In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Bake 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir walnuts, granulated sugar, 1/4 cup butter, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and the salt with fork until mixture is well mixed and crumbly.
- Sprinkle nut mixture evenly over partially baked base. With hands, crumble frozen fillo shells evenly over nut mixture. Bake 18 to 20 minutes longer or until golden brown.
- Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, microwave 1/3 cup honey, 2 tablespoons butter, the brown sugar, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon uncovered on High 1 minute or until bubbly. Stir in vanilla.
- Drizzle honey mixture evenly over fillo. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
- For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Before serving, drizzle 1/2 teaspoon honey over each bar. Store covered at room temperature.
Serving Size: 1 Bar Calories 250 ( Calories from Fat130), Total Fat14g (Saturated Fat5g, Trans Fat1g ), Cholesterol25mg Sodium115mg Total Carbohydrate29g (Dietary Fiber0g Sugars21g ), Protein2g ; % Daily Value*: Vitamin A4%; Vitamin C0%; Calcium0%; Iron4%; Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:2 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.