If you’ve been following along for long you know I’m not much of a baker. It’s not that I don’t like sweets, I’m just not very skilled at making flour, sugar, and eggs rise. That’s why I love working with phyllo dough. If you can remember a few rules, it’s very forgiving, and the resulting pastries will make even the most hopeless bakers among us look like pros.
While baklava is made in different ways around the world, it almost always uses almonds or pistachios. I often wondered what it would turn out like using other nuts, so when Peanut Butter & Co. asked me to create a few recipes for them, I jumped at the chance to give baklava a try using peanuts and peanut butter.
The results were awesome! With layers of crispy pastry, crunchy peanuts, and White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter, it’s a rich flaky treat that’s just as much Butterfinger as it is Baklava. You can check out the recipe over at Peanut Butter & Co’s All-Star Recipe Blog, but before you check out the recipe, check out the Nuts About the Holidays Sweepstakes.
There are six delectable peanut butter inspired holiday treats that are up for a vote. Cast your vote for the winner and you’ll be entered for a chance to win $1000 worth of kitchenware, Peanut Butter & Co. products, or Peanuts (yes, as in Charlie Brown) DVDs. While I’d obviously love to get the most votes, I don’t win anything if I do, so go with your gut!