2-ingredient chocolate covered figs take chocolate-covered fruit to a whole other level! All you have to do is heat up the chocolate dip, then freeze. This fig recipe is so easy to make, and a fun treat for the whole family! Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, nut-free, corn-free too.
If you haven't had chocolate covered fresh figs I invite you to try this at home asap!
Do not use dried figs for this recipe. I want you to taste the freshness and the subtle flavor these figs embody.
I never knew that figs tasted so heavenly, or like candy. Covered in chocolate was a serious palate game changer. And until nutrition school IIN, I didn't know about many fruits and plant healing. Medjool dates were the one fruit I found so versatile!
Ways to eat or bake with a fig
- it can be eaten as is in its raw state
- in it's dried state
- made into caramels
- or savory sauces
- spiced up or vanilla and cinnamon
- made with almond butter or sunflower seed butter and any other nut or seed butter you can think of
- and the simplest way to eat fresh figs was to dip them in chocolate
Dreamy was the word I came up with after I ate one. Dreamy. So I called these Dreamy Chocolate Covered Figs because they have just the right amount of sweet and the right amount of chocolate. It's not like any other chocolate-covered fruit. There is something about the consistency of the fig and its edible seeds, covered in decadent dark chocolate that makes me drool. It's a subtle sweetness, but seriously heavenly.
Let's talk figs: the underestimated fruit
- Figs are loaded with natural fiber
- Fiber is good for a healthy digestive tract
- Figs are loaded with magnesium which is a superb mineral for muscle relaxation, sleep, and healthy bowels
- Loaded in minerals like copper, zinc
- Rich in potassium, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin E
- Figs have vitamin A which supports our skin, hair, and nails, while vitamin K works together with Vitamin D supporting our moods, PMS, headaches, blood clotting.
- Figs also are considered a Prebiotic (like Tigernuts), which supports the good bacteria in the gut improving digestive wellness.
- Almost completely salt-free
How to prepare figs to be dipped in chocolate
- It's so simple all you have to do is wash the fruit
- Simply slice the fruit with the skin on
- Add the sliced figs to a cookie tray and freeze them for a few minutes
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave then give it a chocolate dip
- and a second freeze until they are ready for eating
Ready to make beautiful music together?
Dreamy Chocolate Covered Figs
- Double boilder or microwave
- 2 pints fresh figs
- 1 ¼ bars gluten-free & sugar-free chocolate bars
- Wash figs and cut lengthwise with knife.
- Place in the freezer on parchment paper for 10 minutes.
- In a double boiler on medium heat melt the chocolate. Once melted move to low heat and keep on low heat for the entire chocolate dipping process. (this prevents the chocolate from clumping)
- Remove figs from the freezer and dip each fig into the chocolate mixture halfway. Then place chocolate covered figs on parchment paper in the freezer and let the chocolate freeze for about 20 minutes. Keep frozen or keep in the fridge until ready to eat. Remember to keep them in a closed zip lock bag or container.
- Make sure you are using gluten-free 69%, 72%, 80%, or 100% chocolate that has no dairy in it such as like Enjoy Life, Hu Kitchen, Lily's, Navitas Naturals.
- If you need this to be candida friendly use coconut oil and raw cacao powder, mix together, and warm. You can add a few drops of stevia for candida.
Love and chocolate covered figs!