Nutella Baklava

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We are huge Nutella eaters in this house!  The girls think it's 'chocolate', and it's my excuse to indulge in a slightly sinful snack.  Be it slathered on toast in the morning or as a sweet snack in the afternoon, I adore the creamy hazelnut spread!  



Since I've been on quite the tea kick lately, and trying to phase out coffee *GASPS*  I wanted a sweet tea-time snack.  Baklava is that perfect airy dessert, sweetly scented with honey.  Hubby usually comes home with a box filled with homemade baklava during the holidays.  I must admit, I look forward to those nutty bars!  Alas, the holidays are over and I have a hankering for baklava.

Trying to fulfill my baklava cravings, I came across the most amazing recipe that included Nutella!  Brilliant!  I, of course, made them the very next day.  


Enjoy! 


Nutella Baklava 
Yields 24 squares
Recipe adapted by My Recipes 

Ingredients:
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup water
1 cinnamon stick
1 cup Nutella spread
1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup roasted pistachios, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup blanched toasted almonds, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
cooking spray
24 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

Preparation:
Combine honey, water and cinnamon stick in a medium saucepan over low heat; stir until honey dissolves.  Increase heat to medium and cook (without stirring) for 7-10 minutes, or until a thermometer reads 230 degrees.  Take off heat, and cover to keep warm.  Discard cinnamon stick.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place Nutella in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave for 45 seconds to melt.  Combine all nuts, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl.  Toss to coat.  

Lightly coat a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray.  1 phyllo sheet at a time, place lengthwise in bottom of prepared pan allowing ends to extend over the edge slightly; brush evenly with butter.  Repeat with 5 phyllo sheets and butter.  Spread 1/3 of nutella over the last phyllo sheet, in an even layer.  Sprinkle with 1/3 of nut mixture.  Repeat process twice ending with 6 phyllo sheets on top of the last layer of nuts.  Gently press into pan.

Make 3 lengthwise cuts and 5 crosswise cuts to form 24 portions, using a sharp knife.  Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until phyllo dough is golden brown.  Remove from oven and drizzle with honey.  Cool; store at room temperature in an airtight container. 

37 comments:

  1. Nutella balkava! amazing concept!

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  2. What a great recipe! I just love Nutella and my pantry is never without a jar of that amazing spread. To incorporate it in to baklava is so clever.

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  3. Even the baklava purist in me is having a hard time denying the possibility of crossing over to the dark side for some of this! Wow! Beautiful pics, Katie.

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  4. Oh my, how decadent! I can't even imagine how delectable this must taste!

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  5. YUM! I LOVE Nutella. I will have to try this out.

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  6. Mmmm nutella baklava sounds SO good!!! I can imagine how amazing this must taste! Beautiful photos too Katie!

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    1. It's SO good Jennifer!! You would love it!

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  7. Dangerously yummy! I have shared this recipes with friends and they thought this was heavenly. It tastes so much more amazing when it's homemade.

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    1. Definitely much more amazing homemade!! :)

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  8. I do like Nutella. This is a great idea for baklava too. Yum!!

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  9. That looks so wonderfully decadent-yum!

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  10. Oh my, I am hopping on a plane immediately. I'll be right over.

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  11. You had me with your very first picture - - *yumm!!* what a great treat :)

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  12. Oh my goodness, that looks incredible! I never would have thought to make baklava(which I already think is amazing) with nutella. This really looks amazing :D

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  13. I wish I lived near you and that you held photography workshops. :)

    I've never had baklava before but I love anything with Nutella. I don't like any of those nuts so my version would be all dough, Nutella, butter and honey. Sounds good to me!

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    1. Erin, That sounds good to me too!! Can't go wrong with nutella, dough, butter and honey! :)

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  14. Ok, Wow! I am obsessed with Nutella, but I never would have thought to use it this way. Great recipe!

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  15. Such a fabulous idea. I'm sure I'd love this.

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  16. I so want to make baklava, it is such a gorgeous dessert! The idea of nutella in baklava sounds like a perfect flavor combination! Hugs, Terra

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  17. This is spectacular! You better believe I'm trying this baklava - the addition of nutella is genius!

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  18. What a fabulous idea! As a Nutellaholic I could not resist these.

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  19. Bravo on trying to phase out coffee. I CAN'T DO IT!!!

    Nutella in Baklava?!? WANT :D

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  20. OMG this looks amazing! Just found your blog, I like it very much!

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  21. I pretty much have baklava running through my veins and you have officially made me love it 100 times more........Oh my, the addition of nutella has made me weak in the knees. =)

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  22. wowww so interesting! very smart, since baklava is already loaded with nuts, it would be amazing with a nutty chocolaty paste. sounds delicious!

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  23. WOW! This looks amazing. Why didn't I think of this!?

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  24. I love baklava, such a decedent treat...but these are insanely delectable, wow!

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  25. I absolutely love baklava! Adding nutella is genius! Thanks for sharing :)

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  26. Wow- that looks absolutely amazing! And I love your new blog design! :)

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  27. This looks so incredibly delicious! I love baklava and with Nutella, I cannot imagine how yummy it would be!

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  28. Makkah Market offers you sweet dishes such as Baklava, sweet potato, rice pudding, Chocolate pudding and many more items that allow the customers to visit mostly to the store.

    Baklava

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  29. sorry, i was reading and i thing if i cut 3 times, and 5 times, only 15 squares, really? i want to probe it! Thanks a lot!

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