Monday, September 21, 2020

Baklava Bites Easy Recipe by Maya Corrigan

Using mini phyllo shells, you can make a hand-held version of baklava. It’s not the dripping-with-honey flaky pastry you’ll get at a Greek restaurant or bakery, but it makes for a quick and easy snack with a flavor similar to baklava. Scroll down for details about a Huge Book Giveaway!


1 package mini phyllo shells (15 pieces)
1 cup chopped walnuts (OR pistachios, almonds, or a nut mixture) 
1 Tbsp butter, melted
1/4 cup honey
1/2 - 1 Tbsp lemon juice (Use the larger amount if you like less sweet desserts)
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place phyllo shells on an ungreased baking sheet.

Stir together chopped nuts, melted butter, honey, and cinnamon. 

Spoon the nut mixture into each phyllo shell until it's filled, approximately 2 teaspoons per shell.

Bake for 10 minutes or until the nuts look lightly toasted.  

Remove the shells from the sheet. Serve warm or cool.  



Join 36 mystery authors for a Falling into Fall Mystery Book Hop on Tuesday, September 22nd. Visit each of our pages for fun and mini giveaways, and enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win 36 books--a first in series copy from each of us! 

My first Five-Ingredient Mystery, By Cook or by Crook, is included in the jackpot, as are books by these other Mystery Lovers' Kitchen cooks: Krista Davis, Daryl Wood Gerber, Denise Swanson, and Maddie Day/Edith Maxwell. Visit the Fall Book Hop Page today to find out about the Hop and return tomorrow to enter the contest. Visit authors' Facebook pages to earn more contest entries, chat with the authors, and maybe win a door prize. I hope to meet you tomorrow at the Maya Corrigan Books Facebook Page.


MAYA CORRIGAN combines her love of food and detective stories in her Five-Ingredient Mysteries. Each book has five suspects, five clues, and five-ingredient recipes. Connect with Maya through her website, where you'll find mystery trivia, recipes, and details about her books. 

Her two latest books are holiday mysteries perfect for the Fall. 

CRYPT SUZETTE: "A fun assortment of tricks, treats and terror for mystery readers." Fresh Fiction review

GINGERDEAD MAN: "Plenty of red herrings, mixed motives, and recipes for foodies make for a spirited holiday cozy." Kirkus review


  1. Love the recipe and what a great giveaway!

    1. Thanks for commenting, Kara! I hope you'll join the Book Hop tomorrow.

  2. What a great recipe. SO much easier than the original.

    1. You're right, not quite the same, but good enough, Libby.

  3. I love baklava & this version seems so much easier to make.

  4. Can't wait to try this -- looks yummy!

  5. Thank you for the recipe for Baklava Bites! What a fabulous way to have a yummy dessert that's easy and portion control too.
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    1. Thank for commenting, Kay. I hope you'll join the Book Hop tomorrow.

  6. I love traditional baklava, and this recipe looks both easy and luscious!

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  7. I'm not a fan of Baklava but my husband is. Will give these a try & share with the neighbors

  8. Wonderful and time saving recipe! Thank you!!