Along with cilantro, black licorice and blue cheese, I think it’s safe to say that figs a food that people either love or hate. I, personally, have grown to love (okay, strongly like) them over the years. But I wouldn’t have been caught dead with one as a child, and I wasn’t even a very picky eater. I think that even the most resolute fig-haters will enjoy these dark chocolate dipped figs with sea salt.
Ripe figs are the perfect instrument for chocolate dipping. Unlike strawberries, they’re very soft, so the chocolate shell doesn’t break and fall everywhere when you take a bite.
The subtle sweetness of figs pairs well with slightly bitter dark chocolate and a touch of flaky salt (which, yes, is absolutely necessary!!). It’s important to mention that we have only tried dipping Black Mission Figs in chocolate. We can easily find this kind at our local store during this time of year. Therefore, we’re not certain about other fig varieties (though we imagine they’d be equally delicious).
This is one of those no-recipe recipes. First, just slice some fresh, ripe figs in half (or keep them whole – your choice). Then melt whatever dark chocolate you have on hand with a touch of coconut oil. Dip your figs in the melted chocolate. And finally, sprinkle the chocolate dipped figs with flakey salt. you can also choose other toppings, like crushed pistachios, coconut, etc, and let them harden.
We’ll still include quantities below, but it’s pretty much impossible to mess these up. Bring a tray for the host/hostess at your next dinner gathering (along with some red wine, we daresay). Or simply hoard them for yourself as a light dessert that tastes great and doesn’t feel overly indulgent.Print
These dark chocolate dipped figs are simple, yet sophisticated and in my opinion, way better than chocolate dipped strawberries!
- 12 Black Mission Figs, washed and sliced in half lengthwise
- 4 oz melted dark chocolate with 1 tsp coconut oil stirred in
- Flaky salt (we use this)
- Wash figs and slice in half lengthwise.
- Melt dark chocolate in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring well each time. Whisk/stir in coconut oil until smooth.
- Dip each fig half in chocolate and place on a tray lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with sea salt and put tray in refrigerator for about 30 minutes to let chocolate harden. Enjoy immediately or store in airtight container in fridge for 3-4 days.