Rating: 4.5 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This chocolate version of the traditional Greek dessert is a cinch to make but looks like you've slaved for hours. It is very impressive and tastes delicious.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 25 mins
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
1 10x14-inch dish
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 10x14-inch baking pan with butter.

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  • Mix pecans, dark chocolate, 3/4 cup sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl. Trim phyllo dough to fit prepared baking pan. Layer 8 sheets of phyllo dough in prepared baking pan, brushing each sheet with melted butter; sprinkle with 2 cups pecan mixture. Spread butter on 4 more sheets of phyllo and layer over pecans; sprinkle with 2 more cups pecans. Repeat layers with 4 more sheets of phyllo and remaining pecans. Pour any leftover butter over baklava.

  • Cut through the top few layers of phyllo lengthwise, leaving bottom layer intact, to create 4 long rows. Make evenly-spaced zigzag cuts along each row to create small triangles, again leaving bottom layer of phyllo intact.

  • Bake in preheated oven until phyllo dough is golden brown and flaky, about 1 hour; immediately finish cutting through to bottom layer of baklava.

  • Bring orange juice, honey, water, 1/2 cup sugar, and lemon juice to a boil in a saucepan; reduce heat to medium and simmer until thickened, about 20 minutes. Pour sauce over baklava.

  • Melt remaining 2 ounces chocolate and 1 teaspoon butter in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Drizzle chocolate over baklava. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

201 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 18.4g; fat 14.2g; cholesterol 13.2mg; sodium 47.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2014
Recipe turned out great. The tangy citrus sauce really balanced out the dark chocolate. I made this for work group and they enjoyed it! Read More
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2019
Lots of work. But really yummy Read More
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2014
Recipe turned out great. The tangy citrus sauce really balanced out the dark chocolate. I made this for work group and they enjoyed it! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2016
This recipe was great!! I've made baklava before and it was amazing but I loved this recipe... my class mates ate them all and wanted more!! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2016
Very delicious! I made this for my company party and my co-workers couldnt get enough of them!love the flavors! Read More
(1)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2018
This turned out great I did not add the melted chocolate to the top and it was certainly sweet enough without it. First time ever using phyllo dough or making Baklava. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2020
Delectable. It's addictive. Thank you for the choc baklava smiles it made. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2017
it took me a lot longer to make but I am attributing it to that I don't have a lot of experience working with the phyllo dough. will try again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2019
I would definitely make this again The orange juice brings a freshness to it and makes it perfect for spring I did not add the chocolate drizzle and I used pecans and pistasios Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/19/2018
I have two major issues with the recipe. I checked it after 30 minutes and it was almost done then forgot to recheck. left for 5o and it was burned. The bake time is completely off. Also the recipe tells you to put the leftover nuts and chocolate mixture on the top which makes it look completely different from your picture and also makes it more difficult to know when it is finished. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2019
Lots of work. But really yummy Read More