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  • 1 lb. phyllo dough
  • 1 lb. nuts mixture of walnuts, almonds, pecans finely chopped
  • 1- 6 oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips finely chopped (or use mini)
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 1/4 c. butter melted
  • 3/4 c. orange juice
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 squares 2 oz. semi sweet chocolate


  1. Thaw the phyllo dough according to package directions. Combine the finely chopped nuts and chocolate chips, the 3/4 c. sugar and spices; set aside.
  2. Brush the bottom of a 1/2 sheet pan (15x11x1") with some of the melted butter. Layer 8 sheets of the phyllo dough in the bottom of the pan, brushing each sheet with a little of the butter. (If your pieces are too wide, just fold over that extra inch -- one time to one side and the next to the opposite side) Sprinkle about 2 cups of the nut mixture over the phyllo in pan. Top with another 4 sheets of the phyllo, brushing each with more of the melted margarine. Sprinkle with 2 more cups of the nut mixture and top with 4 more phyllo sheets, brushing each sheet with butter. Top with the remaining nut mixture and the remaining phyllo sheets. Drizzle remaining butter over top layer. Cut into diamond or triangle shape pieces, cutting to but not through the bottom layer. (About half way through will be good enough). Bake in 325° oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Watch carefully.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine the orange juice, the 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 c. water, honey and lemon juice. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
  4. Immediately finish cutting diamonds or triangles. Pour over warm pan of phyllo. Cool completely.
  5. In a small saucepan combine the chocolate squares and 2 tablespoons water, stir over low heat until smooth. Drizzle this over the Chocolava. Makes about 50-60 small pieces.

Recipe Notes

**Note-- Until you get fast working with phyllo dough you may want to keep it covered with a damp cloth so it doesn't dry out.