Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Baklava Bites

Chocolate coconut no-bake baklava bites vanish fast! This quick and easy no-bake dessert is perfect for holidays, parties, and gatherings galore!

Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Baklava Bites :: everyone always loves this easy no-bake appetizer! They're the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without going overboard this Thanksgiving

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.

Phyllo Baklava Ingredients

  • 1 box phyllo shells
  • chopped walnuts
  • shelled pistachios
  • chopped pecans
  • chopped pretzels
  • unsalted butter
  • brown sugar
  • honey
  • milk or dark chocolate (bar or melting wafers)
  • coconut oil
  • shredded coconut

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!

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!

I volunteer!

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!

Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Baklava Bites :: everyone loved this super quick + easy no-bake appetizer - perfect for the holidays!

Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Baklava 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!
5 from 3 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: No-Bake Baklava Bites
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 15 servings
Author: Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 15 premade phyllo cups (thawed if frozen)
  • ¼ cup walnut halves and pieces
  • ¼ cup whole shelled pistachio nuts
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup pretzels
  • 1 TBSP unsalted butter
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • 3 TBSP honey plus extra to taste
  • ¼ cup quality dark chocolate melts
  • 1 tsp coconut oil or to taste
  • shredded coconut for topping

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

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!
Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 26mg, Potassium: 58mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 32IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 1mg

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If you get a chance to try these no-bake chocolate coconut baklava bites, let me know!

Leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your tasty creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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About The Author:

Jenn Laughlin

Jenn Laughlin founded Peas and Crayons in 2009 after graduating with B.S. in Dietetics from Florida State University and working as a Nutrition Educator for WIC. The goal was simple: create and share delicious tested and perfected recipes with vegetables as the star! Peas and Crayons is know for veggie forward recipes that are colorful and crave-able.

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Questions & Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    only one concern will the cups hold up with the fillings in or do we have to worry about them collapsing and how can we prevent that? also can a different flavor oil be used instead of coconut and then maybe with a different topping instead of coconut? just asking as many like coconut and others don’t trying to please many thanks

  2. It looks like there are cranberries in the picture, but there aren’t any in the recipe. It also looks like it was drizzled with white chocolate in the picture, but no mention of white chocolate in the recipe. What gives?

    1. Ahhhh I see where the confusion stems from. The photos before and inside of recipe card are the recipe for this post. No white chocolate or cranberries. The last photo is for a different recipe and I thought it would be okay to say “Try these next!” with the link to a similar recipe and add the photo below that. But I can totally see how that’s confusing and can try to fix it to make the fact that there’s an alternate version on the blog.

  3. 5 stars
    These are the perfect little party snack!! But then again, I can totally see myself just sitting down and eating quite a few of them myself… we might not make it to the party! Such a fun baklava alternative 🙂

    p.s. I laughed so hard at that Hunger Games meme 🙂

    1. They’re super easy to make! If you google “homemade phyllo cups” there are a dozen or so tutorials that all look pretty easy! xo

  4. These are not going to help my pants fit any better, and yet I still want them; badly. My father makes the best baklava so it has a special place in my heart. I love these.

  5. You are ridiculous. And I say that with pride. I need to make these for Christmas…for myself.

  6. I’m about to go Google what phyllo cups are, but this looks like something I’d eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner on a Tuesday.

    1. After a quick chat with the Goog, these cups look like a great discovery! And they’re carried at my local grocery stores. Win!

  7. Yum these would be the perfect party item! Easy to make and I have everything but the phylo cups in the pantry!! I’ll happily help you with that leftover chocolate 🙂