Baklava Cups

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Baklava lovers, huddle up. Now listen closely. Clear eyes…full hearts….

Ok, ok. I may be watching a few too many episodes of Friday Night Lights lately. (And crushing big time on Coach Taylor!)

But seriously, baklava lovers, I clearly and fully believe I have stumbled upon something you must try — these quick and easy Baklava Cups!!

When I saw my friend Kristin’s recipe this week for spanakopita bites, they reminded me that I still had a few leftover boxes of phyllo cups sitting in my freezer. (Always good to have on hand!)  And for some reason, her appetizer sparked the idea to turn one of my other favorite phyllo recipes into some little “cups” — baklava! I know that the process of making homemade baklava is fairly complex, but the actual ingredients themselves are super simple — just some nuts, honey, maybe a little butter, and phyllo dough.

So the bite-sized-dessert-lover in me instantly thought it would be fun to try and make baklava with my phyllo cups! I popped over to the Middle-Eastern market across the street and bypassed the real baklava (yes, I live with the temptation every day of fresh baklava being sold a block away!), and instead beelined for the huge bins of nuts. While you can literally make baklava with whatever nut or combination of nuts you want, I decided to go colorful with a mix of pistachios, almonds and walnuts. Then I came home and chopped them up, combined them with some butter, cinnamon and honey, popped them into mini phyllo cups, warmed them in the oven, and then drizzled each with an extra dose of honey. And…then indulged. :)

These baklava cups were amazing!!! They seriously tasted just like the real deal, and were so quick and easy to make. All of those delicious toasted nuts paired perfectly with the crispy phyllo and warm honey, and (bonus!) they don’t even make your fingers sticky when you eat them. I can already tell that this is going to become one of my new go-to desserts to serve to friends.

Phyllo cups for the win!

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Baklava Cups

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 15 cups 1x


These baklava cups make for a simple and delicious dessert!


  • 1 (15-count) package mini phyllo cups
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (pistachios, walnuts, almonds, pecans, or I used a mixture)
  • 1 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place phyllo cups on a baking sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together chopped nuts, melted butter, honey, cinnamon and salt until evenly combined. Spoon about 2 teaspoons of the nut mixture into each phyllo cup until they are filled.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the nuts are fragrant and lightly toasted but not burned. Remove and drizzle with extra honey before serving. Serve immediately.

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76 comments on “Baklava Cups”

  1. I had a surprise party for my husband last summer. I did a complete Greek theme for something different. Made these Baklava cups and they were awesome. I snuck one early, otherwise I would never have gotten one. They went so fast. I love the idea about the dark chocolate in the bottom. Having another big party this summer. Thinking of making them again. 

    • That’s so cool, what a fun surprise! We’re so glad these were a hit — thanks for giving the recipe a try! :)

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  5. where can the package mini phyllo cups be found?

    • Hey there! You should be able to find them in the frozen desserts section (near the frozen pie crust and puff pastry, etc.). We hope that helps!

  6. Can these mini baklava cups be made a day ahead? 

  7. Love these! – I’d like to make them for our wedding, do you think they’d still be good made a day in advance and served at room temperature? Thinking baklava from the shop is still amazing when soaked and a bit mushy, but these might err on the side of too mushy.

    • Hi Frances! We aren’t sure they’d still be good if made a day in advance (we’re afraid the phyllo cups would get soggy/mushy). If you can, we would suggest doing a small batch test run and see how they hold up. We hope this helps!

  8. 5 stars
    I took these to a party and they were a big hit! And super easy to make.

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  12. 5 stars
    These were so easy, delicious and impressive! Perfect for one of the coveted spots on my cookie exchange menu!

  13. I made these the day before a party and kept the in an airtight container. Drizzled extra honey just before serving and they were delicious. There were some leftover and by day 3 they were fantastic!!! Still crispy but the flavors were so well blended. If I made them again I’ll do it several days in advance!

  14. Can these be frozen after baking? Perhaps wait to drizzle the honey on them after thawing?

  15. Absolutely amazing. Easy as all get out. Look incredible and taste awesome.

  16. I read in some of the review that these were good the next day (or even 3 days later), I wish I could contest to that, but can’t because these were immediately gone. So easy to prepare and looks impressive. Great dessert to bring to dinner parties!!!

  17. Wow, this is really so amazing and delicious baklawa cups recipe. I really enjoy this reading. Thanks for sharing this article.

  18. Will these get soggy if left for abt. a half hour for a buffet line?

  19. Bedazzled Baklava! I love it. Can’t wait to try these!