Chocolate Dipped Figs with Flaky Sea Salt

This year, my little fig tree delivered a bounty so profound I almost didn’t know what to do with it all! I say almost because I truly love feasting upon these divine morsels raw, so that’s always an option. But since I had so many figs, I figured I might as well get creative. First I threw together a no bake mascarpone fig tart with a decadent pistachio crust. Then I concocted a magical vanilla fig jam. For my final haul, I decided to keep things simple by dipping them in chocolate and then sprinkling them with flaky sea salt. Because when in doubt, one should always drown one’s food in molten chocolate. Plus, figs are a slightly more elegant take on the chocolate covered fruit genre. I don’t know why that matters, but I think it’s kinda neat.

I decided to use dark chocolate, as I thought it suited figs best. If you’re not a dark chocolate fan, however, feel free to substitute it with your chocolate of choice. You can also feel free to get creative with the toppings. For instance, finely chopped pistachio nuts would work great here! Orange zest could be interesting as well. That said, I think the flaky sea salt (I love Maldon, but if you have another brand that’ll do just fine) worked perfectly to create a balanced and delicious treat!

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Chocolate Dipped Figs with Flaky Sea Salt

Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword chocolate, chocolate covered, chocolate dipped, chocolate dipped figs, dessert, fig, figs, flaky sea salt, sweets

Equipment

  • Double boiler (though if you don't have one you can always improvise by placing a heat proof bowl over a regular pot of water)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 20 Figs (I halved mine but you can easily do this with full figs as well!)
  • Flaky sea salt

Instructions

  • Line a pan or two with parchment paper
  • Boil some water in the base of a double boiler. Once it reaches a boil, decrease the heat to a simmer and add the top pot. Put the chocolate and coconut oil in the upper pot. Let it melt for a few minutes, stirring every so often so it doesn’t stick to the bottom.
  • Dip the figs in chocolate and then place on a parchment paper lined pan.
  • Once you've dipped them all, sprinkle a bit of flaky sea salt on each fig and then pop them in the fridge to cool. They're ready to eat when the chocolate is cool to the touch and doesn't stick to the parchment paper!

And that’s it. Super simple, and lots of fun to make. These chocolate dipped figs are a delightful treat and will be sure to impress any dinner or party guests you might have! If like me, you’ve chosen to halve your figs before dipping them, they’ll be best fresh, as the fleshy insides will dry out if you keep them for too long. I haven’t tried making this with full figs yet, but I’d imagine they’d be a bit more forgiving since they’re more protected from the elements.

If you end up making this, let me know either in the comments or on Instagram! I genuinely makes my day when you use one of my recipes.

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