Chocolate dipped figs with pistachios are dried figs dipped in dark chocolate and pistachios. It’s a simple combination yet the sweetness of the figs combined with the bitterness of the dark chocolate and a touch of saltiness from the pistachios is the perfect balances of sweet, salty and crunchy.
This recipe really isn’t much of a recipe, but when something tastes so good all by itself what else needs to be done to it? And that’s how it is with naturally sweet figs. Since it’s the holiday season, I thought I would jazz them up and add them to the holiday cookie tray.
Here is what you will need to make dried figs dipped in chocolate and pistachios: dried figs, dark chocolate, coconut oil, chopped pistachios, heatproof bowl, saucepan, parchment paper, and a cutting board or tray.
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Dried figs are naturally sweet, a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. They are also a staple in my pantry. I often refer to them as nature’s candy. When I’m craving something sweet, instead of candy, I pop a mission fig in my mouth to satisfy my sweet tooth.
I also toss them into salads like this arugula and fig salad, or use them to make a quick appetizer like these cucumbers with goat cheese.
How to make chocolate dipped figs with pistachios
- Melt the chocolate
- Chop the pistachios
- Dip the figs into the chocolate and then the pistachios
Tips for making chocolate dipped figs with pistachios
- Reshape the figs before dipping them
- For a quick method, place the dipped figs into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden
- Find the highest level of cocoa possible
Variations of chocolate dipped figs
- Replace pistachios with chopped toasted peanuts, cashews, walnuts or almonds
- Leave nuts out for plain chocolate dipped figs
- Use a touch of sea salt in place of nuts
Chocolate Dipped Dried Figs with Pistachios
Dried figs are dipped in dark chocolate and pistachios. It’s a simple combination yet the sweetness of the figs combined with the bitterness of the dark chocolate and a touch of saltiness from the pistachios is the perfect balances of sweet, salty and crunchy.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 5
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
1 3.5 ounce chocolate bar 60% or higher cocoa
1 tablespoon coconut oil
10 to 12 dried figs, any type of fig will work
1/4 cup chopped toasted pistachios
Line a cutting board or baking sheet with parchment paper
Add about an inch of water to a saucepan and bring to a simmer
Break the chocolate bar into pieces and place into a heatproof bowl that will fit on top of the saucepan
Place the bowl with chocolate over the simmering water and 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
Use a food processor or sharp knife to chop the pistachios into small pieces and place into a small bowl
Using the stem of the fig 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
Keywords: dessert, chocolate, dried figs
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Did you know that California produces 100% of US dried figs? California farmers started growing figs commercially in 1885 and today Golden Figs and Mission Figs are the two most popular varieties grown in the state. There are so many ways to use heart-healthy figs! Check out the Valley Fig website for more recipes ideas.
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