Make These Chocolate and Candied Orange Baklava for Your Next Party

To make this Chocolate Baklava, I use three of my favorite ingredients: dark chocolate,  filo dough and candied orange skin. These little pieces of heaven will make you the most popular guest at any party.IMG_1829 

Vegan Dessert

Vegan Chocolate and Pistachio Baklava

Makes 8 cups6      large baklava sheets, cover the sheets with moist towel to prevent drying1/2 cup coconut oil1      cup coarsely chopped pistachio3     tablespoons chopped candied orange skin or orange marmalade2     tablespoons dark chocolate chips2    tablespoons cocoa powderhist of cayenne pepper1/2 cup sugar and orange blossom water syrup*-Melt the coconut oil and gently brush one sheet.  Place another sheet on top and repeat until you reach the last sheet.-Cut the oiled sheets into 8 equal squares.-Gently push each square into espresso cup.-Mix the  pistachio with orange marmalade and the chocolate chips.  Divide the pistachio mixture between the filo cups.  Fold the top and gently turn the cup upside down.  Place the folded side down.  Bake in a 250 F. oven for 25 minutes.  Remove from the oven, drizzle with the cold sugar syrup.Allow the cups to cool for couple hours.  Mix the coco powder with the cayenne pepper and dust each dome for fabulous dessert.*Sugar Syrup2       cups sugar1       cup water1       tablespoon lemon juice1       tablespoon orange blossom water-Place the sugar with the water and the lemon juice in heavy sauce pan.  Bring to boil, turn down the heat and simmer for 15 minutes and the syrup is thicken.  Remove from the heat, add the orange blossom water.  Allow the syrup to cool for one day before using.