Indulge in the rich and decadent flavors of this Chocolate Baklava recipe. Layers of buttery phyllo dough, crunchy nuts, and a chocolate twist make this traditional dessert a true showstopper. Perfect for any special occasion or a sweet treat for yourself, this Chocolate Baklava will have everyone coming back for more.

Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking Time: 45 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes | Serves: 12


  • 1 package of phyllo dough, thawed
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups mixed nuts (walnuts, pistachios, almonds), chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a bowl, mix together the nuts, sugar, chocolate chips, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Brush a 9×13-inch baking dish with melted butter.
  4. Layer 8 sheets of phyllo dough in the dish, brushing each sheet with melted butter.
  5. Sprinkle a layer of the nut mixture over the phyllo dough.
  6. Repeat the layering process with phyllo dough and nut mixture, ending with a final layer of phyllo dough on top.
  7. Cut the baklava into diamond shapes before baking in the oven for 45 minutes, or until golden and crispy.
  8. In a saucepan, heat the water, honey, and vanilla extract until simmering.
  9. Pour the hot honey mixture over the baked baklava as soon as it comes out of the oven.
  10. Let the baklava cool completely before serving and enjoying!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 320 || Carbohydrates: 35g || Fat: 18g || Protein: 6g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The combination of chocolate and nuts adds a unique and delicious twist to traditional baklava.
  2. The flaky layers of phyllo dough create a perfect contrast to the crunchy nut filling.
  3. The honey and vanilla glaze adds a sweet and aromatic finish to the dessert.
  4. This Chocolate Baklava is a great make-ahead dessert for special occasions or gatherings.
  5. It’s a crowd-pleaser and always impresses guests with its rich flavors and beautiful presentation.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid over-baking the baklava, as it can become too dry and brittle.
  2. Avoid skipping the butter between the layers of phyllo dough, as it helps create that flaky texture.
  3. Avoid using too much syrup on the baklava, as it can make it too sweet and soggy.
  4. Avoid cutting the baklava while it’s still hot, as it needs time to set and hold its shape.
  5. Avoid storing the baklava in the fridge, as it can make it lose its crispiness. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

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