Chocolate Covered Figs

Homemade gifts are the most exciting to give and also the most enriching to receive. The time and thought put into a gift are what make it valuable, which is why homemade versions are particularly striking. Throw a little holiday music on, and they can be a pleasure to make as well. This is even more-so true for the edible ones that involve lots and lots of taste-testing. Sampling, of course, is a must in order to triple check that the gift turns out just right for the intended recipient. At least that’s what I like to tell myself.

If you’re not the biggest fan of getting crafty in the name of gift-giving but still want to go the homemade route, these Chocolate Covered Figs are for you. They involve just three ingredients and less than a handful of steps. Plus, they’re cute and figlicious. No gift receipt needed for this one.


Chocolate Covered Figs

Yield: Makes 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • -4 dozen dried figs
  • -2 cups dark chocolate chips/chunks/pieces (one bag choc. chips)
  • -1 1/2 cups of walnuts/almonds, finely chopped (I went for a mix)

Instructions

  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Fill a medium-large pot half full with water. Bring to a boil. Rest a metal bowl on top to create a double boiler. Bottom of bowl should be just about an inch from the water, with the edges of the pan supporting the bowl.
  3. Place dark chocolate in bowl, and stir continuously until melted. Remove bowl from heat.
  4. Place nuts in small bowl. Dip figs, stem side up, in chocolate. Immediately dip in chopped nuts. Place stem side down on parchment paper.
  5. Continue until all figs are covered. Chill in refrigerator 15-20 minutes, or until chocolate is hardened.
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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicole, RD
    December 20, 2011 at 7:42 am

    YUM! I love figs! They’re stunning, especially with the chocolate 😉 I have dates on hand…I’m sure those would work, too…right?

  • Reply
    Melinda
    December 21, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Awesome! Great gift idea.

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