Chocolate coconut no-bake baklava bites vanish fast! This quick and easy no-bake dessert is perfect for holidays, parties, and gatherings galore!
I had a lone package of phyllo cups left over from my Jalapeno Popper Phyllo Cups and decided to channel my inner mad scientist. This is standard operating procedure around here. I’m not terribly great at planning for blog recipes ahead of time and they often manifest as a result of a craving-induced crisper/pantry raid.
Not to be confused with a panty raid which I’ve accidentally typed three times already because it’s 5 am and I can barely pull myself out of bed let alone the gutter.
If you’ve ever seen my pantry post you know all about my chocolate drawer and the gravitational pull that thing has on me.
I started with full intentions of making something savory with my Thanksgiving leftovers in my fridge and found myself face-first in the chocolate drawer digging through a sea of chocolate chips, white chocolate bars, and cocoa powder. Once I came up for air, I had the perfect ingredients for a sweet and salty protein-packed treat.
Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Baklava Bites
This easy peasy no-bake phyllo cup dessert is perfect for all your party and potluck needs! Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe as needed for a sweet treat that’s sure to rock your shindig!
Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Baklava Bites
Yield 15 bites
Get ready for a super quick + easy no-bake appetizer that's perfect for the holidays! These chocolate coconut no-bake baklava bites vanish fast!
- 15 premade phyllo cups, thawed if frozen
- 1/4 cup walnut halves and pieces
- 1/4 cup whole shelled pistachio nuts
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup pretzels, salted
- 1 TBSP unsalted butter
- 2 TBSP brown sugar
- 3 TBSP honey, plus extra to taste
- 1/4 cup quality dark chocolate melts
- 1 tsp coconut oil, or to taste
- shredded coconut, for topping
- note: The measurements for nuts and pretzels are just a basic guideline. I grabbed my favorite 1-cup measuring cup, filled it with a little of everything, and tossed it in a skillet with butter and brown sugar. If you have a few extra pieces left over after filling the cups, well then you just earned a bonus snack!
- First finely chop your nuts and pretzels.
- This can be done in a food processor, with a sharp knife, or even by pouring them into a bag and smashing them with a wine bottle. I've employed all three techniques, choose what's easiest for you!
- Bring a small skillet to medium heat and melt your butter.
- Add brown sugar your chopped nuts and saute for five minutes until they're nice and toasty and have a light glaze on them. If you have a major sweet tooth I'll look the other way while you double the glaze. Since I have a heavy hand with the honey I go light on the glaze.
- After about 5 minutes your glazed nut mixture will be ready, toss with a few spoonfuls of honey and spoon into phyllo cups. Top with a little additional honey if you're positively gaga for super-sticky honey-packed baklava. I won't tell.
- Fill each phyllo cup to the brim and set aside.
- Next melt your chocolate using a double broiler.
- Bring a small pot or saucepan of water to a light boil and top with a glass pyrex bowl or your favorite heat-safe bowl. Reduce heat to low and add chocolate, stirring constantly.
- In a few minutes you’ll have hot melty goodness. To help my chocolate liquefy faster and to create a faux "magic-shell" coating I add a teaspoon of coconut oil to my chocolate as it starts to melt and continue stirring/whisking until it has melted enough to pour. There are a dozen or so techniques for melting chocolate so feel free to use this one or use your go-to technique!
- Using a whisk, drizzle the melted chocolate over each phyllo cup.
- Top each bite with a sprinkle of flaked coconut and dig in!
Pile them on a platter, arrange them in a fun shape on your favorite cutting board, or even serve them up in mini muffin tins! No matter how you fancify these perfect party bites, they’re sure to vanish… FAST!
All that’s left to do is lick everything clean!
In all seriousness, you’ve GOT to try these!
They’re especially perfect for Thanksgiving when everyone’s stuffed from dinner but pecking around for just a little something sweet.
Save the heavy pie for later and snag a few of these chocolate-kissed baklava bites to satisfy your sweet tooth for dessert!
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