Saturday, July 10, 2010

Chocolate Covered Figs

So, I'm on a fig roll. Today I picked up a lot of figs at the Farmer's Market. The easiest way to eat figs is to just pop them in your mouth, but if you want to be a bit fancier, add chocolate. Here's a very simple Chocolate Covered Figs recipe. 

I don't have any 'real' measurements for this, but it's pretty basic and easy!
Chocolate Covered Figs

Line a cookie sheet with waxed or parchment paper. 
Melt dark chocolate (I like very dark chocolate, but anything 65% cacao or over would be great) in the microwave or on top of a double boiler over simmering water, until smooth.
Hold top of fig with your fingers and dip into melted chocolate, covering only bottom part.
Place chocolate covered fig on cookie sheet.
Repeat with remaining figs.
Put chocolate covered figs in refrigerator for 15 minutes or so until chocolate is set.
If you're not eating them right away, keep them in the fridge for up to 12 hours.

As different types of figs come in to the market, experiment.
You might want to dip the chocolate covered figs in chopped nuts before putting on the cookiesheet.
Use different figs, different chocolate.
You can't go wrong!


Chocolate Gifts said...

hhhmmm...I've noticed that everyday you have a new recipe presented to us and that you're not running out of idea especially in baking...

sophie said...


Janet Rudolph said...

There are so many various on chocolate recipes and chocolate, in general. Lots to say!