I recently posted about my fig tree. I finally had a chance to dip some of the figs in chocolate. Something about the combination of juicy ripe figs, dark sweet chocolate and sea salt.. amazing! These were SO yummy!
This fig had just been dipped. As soon as you set these in the fridge to cool the chocolate will harden and set with a matte finish. 🙂
12 figs, rinsed and dry
1 cup chocolate chips (I used 1/2 and 1/2 dark and sem-sweet chunks)
Sea salt for garnish
Put chocolate in a bowl and microwave for ~1 minute or until melted
Stir chocolate with a spoon to even out consistency
Dip figs in chocolate
Place on parchment paper covered cookie sheet and sprinkle some sea salt on
It’s fig season! My little fig tree has been working hard all summer and I didn’t think the thirty or so little green ‘figlets’ would ripen until a few days ago when they started getting purple and were ready to pick! Yum, they are delicious! The kids enjoyed picking these from the tree just as much as eating them!
You may know figs from the dried fruit category, usually available in abundance during winter season. The fresh version are equally delicious, but not as sweet. Figs are a nutrient dense food and are rich in vitamins, potassium and are also a great source of fiber. Enjoy diced with yogurt, oatmeal, chia seed pudding, or simply as a piece of juicy and sweet fresh fruit.
If they don’t all get harvested and consumed, I will dip some in dark chocolate and post to the blog in a few weeks! 🙂
Want to learn more about figs? I found some interesting reading here and some fun recipes here.