Chocolate-covered figs with pistachios are made with dried figs that are dipped into slightly bitter dark chocolate and chopped pistachios. It's a simple combination, yet it is the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and crunchy.
Dried figs are naturally sweet, and a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are a staple in my pantry because they are so versatile.
Dried figs taste great as plain as a snack, dipped in chocolate and they also taste great in salads like this arugula and fig salad, .
Why you will 🤍this recipe
- It's easy! You will only need 4 ingredients to make this recipe.
- It's a healthy sweet snack.
What you will need
This is an overview of the ingredients and steps to make this recipe; scroll down for a printable recipe card with exact measurements and detailed instructions.
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- Dried figs
- Unsalted pistachios
- Dark Chocolate (chocolate chips or a bar broken into pieces)
- Coconut oil
- Double boiler
- Parchment paper or wax paper
- Baking tray or cutting board
- Two separate bowls
How to make chocolate-covered figs with pistachios
- Line a baking sheet or cutting board with parchment paper, and set it aside.
- Add about an inch of water to the bottom of a double boiler and bring it to a boil.
- Place the chocolate pieces into the top portion of the double boiler and stir occasionally as the chocolate begins to soften.
- Stir in the coconut oil and continue to stir occasionally until the chocolate has melted.
- Remove the melted chocolate from the heat, and pour it into a small bowl, and set it aside.
- Chop the pistachios into small pieces with a knife or food processor and set them aside in a separate small bowl.
- Pick up the dried figs by the stem and dip the bottom half into the chocolate and then the pistachios.
- Place the chocolate-dipped figs onto the parchment paper until the chocolate hardens, which will be approximately an hour.
Ingredient notes and substitutions
The complete list of ingredients to make this dark chocolate figs recipe is above. Below are notes about some of the ingredients, along with ideas for substitutes.
Figs - You can use any variety of figs that you like to make chocolate-covered figs, we like to use Turkish figs because they are slightly larger in size than black mission figs which are the two most common types of dried figs.
Chocolate - Dark chocolate that is at least 70% cocoa. You can use dark chocolate chips or dark chocolate bars.
Coconut oil - Look for unrefined coconut oil, or you can substitute it with an equal amount of avocado oil.
Change up the nuts - Replace the pistachios with chopped walnuts, almonds, cashews, or peanuts.
Coconut and sea salt chocolate-covered figs - instead of pistachios, dip the chocolate-covered figs into toasted coconut flakes and sprinkle with sea salt.
Plain chocolate-dipped figs - skip the nuts and enjoy them with just chocolate.
How to store chocolate-covered figs
Store these wonderful treats at room temperature in an airtight container for up to a week.
How to serve chocolate-covered figs
Chocolate-covered figs are a great addition to an easy dessert cookie tray during the holidays, fill up a festive plate of chocolate chip cookies, peanut blossoms, chocolate almond toffee crunch and don't forget the figs!
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- Reshape the figs before dipping them into the chocolate and pistachios.
- For a quick method, place the dipped figs into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to let the chocolate set faster.
Yes, you can. However fresh figs are only in season for a short time during the year and they have a short shelf life. If you use fresh figs, store them in the refrigerator for one to two days.
Yes, it can. Here's how: place the chocolate and coconut oil in a small microwavable bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power. Stir well and continue to microwave in 30 second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Yes, you can try using dried apricots, dates or prunes which are similar in size to dried figs.
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- 3.5 ounces Dark Chocolate or Chocolate Chips
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 12 Dried Figs Mission or Turkish
- ¼ cup Toasted Pistachios Chopped
- Line a cutting board or baking sheet with parchment paper
- Add about an inch of water to the bottom of a double boiler and bring to a slow boil
- Break the chocolate bar into pieces and place it into the top of the double boiler.
- Stir occasionally as the chocolate begins to soften, add the coconut oil and stir until most of the chocolate has melted.
- Remove from heat, the chocolate will continue to melt. Pour the melted chocolate into a small bowl
- Use a food processor or sharp knife to chop the pistachios into small pieces and place into a separate small bowl
- Use the the stem of the fig to dip them one by one into the chocolate and then the pistachios
- Place them onto the parchment lined board allow the chocolate to harden about an hour
- Store at room temperature
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used
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