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These Super Easy Baklava Bites taste like traditional baklava but are so much easier to make! Perfectly portioned and bite-size baklava cups filled with a spiced nut mixture and soaked in a honey lemon syrup. Perfect for parties!
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5 from 2 votes

Baklava Bites

These Baklava Bites are absolutely irresistible! Bite-size baklava baked into petite phyllo shells and filled to the brim with sticky, gooey and sweet spiced nuts and a honey lemon syrup. Perfect for parties!
Prep Time8 hrs
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Treats
Servings: 30
Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel


  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Two packages 15-count each Athens phyllo shells, frozen
  • 2 cups nuts I used 1 & 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts and 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. First, make your honey syrup: In a small saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, lemon juice, water, and honey over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves, and then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 4 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat and let cool while you prepare the baklava bites.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil for easier cleanup and lightly grease with foil. Arrange the phyllo shells onto the baking sheet in an even layer. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the finely chopped nuts, cinnamon, and melted butter and stir until the melted butter has moistened the nuts and everything has combined. Using a cookie dough scoop, portion out the nut mixture into each phyllo cup, filling to the top. Compact the nut mixture into each cup using the back of the cookie dough scoop very gently.
  • Bake the baklava cups for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately disperse the honey syrup among the phyllo cups, about 1 teaspoon per baklava bite. If any leftover syrup remains, add an additional 1/2 teaspoon of syrup to each baklava bite until you run out of syrup.
  • Allow the baklava bites to cool completely, then allow them to set overnight so the flavors have a chance to meld together. (Pro tip: save the phyllo cup packaging and store the baklava in the phyllo cup holders within the package!). Let stand overnight.