We’re getting figgy with it for today’s recipe (and we’re not talking about figgy pudding.) Presenting chocolate dipped + decorated figs for the holidays! A perfect (healthier-ish) dessert for your party guests, or even a Christmas present for that food connoisseur friend. 
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RECIPE

Ingredients:

10 -12 Fresh figs

1 ¼ – ½  c (7.5 – 9 oz) dark chocolate or semi sweet chocolate, chopped

Topping ideas:

  • Milk chocolate/white chocolate
  • Cinnamon
  • Fresh rosemary, chopped
  • Sea salt
  • Chopped nuts
  • Crystallized ginger, chopped

Instructions:

Wash and thoroughly dry figs. Make sure they are at room temperature. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper to put the figs on once they are dipped. Using a double broiler, melt the chocolate.

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Dip each fig into the chocolate and try to let the excess drip off as much as possible.

 

 

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Sprinkle with desired toppings and place the fig on the tray to cool.

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Once complete, let the chocolate cool; you can speed this up by placing the fig in the fridge for 30 minutes. DO NOT leave them in there for a long period of time; this will cause condensation which will leave water marks on the chocolate.

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Figs are best eaten within a day or two.

 

 

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