This almond stuffed dried figs, coated in dark chocolate is cheap and easy to make snack or dessert that takes little time to prepare and uses just a few ingredients. I use my own sun-dried figs which I planted and grew myself from cuttings, but if you don’t have your own dried figs, you can get them in any supermarket. Just recently I started to use my own almonds too.
- 12 dried figs
- 12 almonds
- 50g dark chocolate
- 20ml milk
- 1 tbsp of butter
Method of Preparation
Step 1: Choose 12 nicely dried figs. These are my figs that I chosen from the storage bag.
Step 2: Wash figs in warm water. I usually wash them changing water twice to make sure they are properly cleaned.
Step 3: Drain and dry in the colander. Prepare 12 almonds.
Step 4: Fill each fig with one almond. Use the small hole at the bottom of the fig fruit to insert the almond (as in below photo)
Step 5: Melt the chocolate mixed with butter and milk in a small saucepan – Place the chocolate, butter, and milk into a small saucepan. Try to use a deeper saucepan. It is much easier to dip figs inside than in the shallow one. Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat, mix and simmer for a minute until melted.
Step 6: Dip each fig in melted chocolate. Optional: Add a grain of sea salt on each fig
Step 7: Place dipped figs on the tray covered with baking paper. Put the tray in the fridge for about an hour.
Step 7 – After an hour in the fridge the coated figs are ready to serve
Video of the process
Here is the video that covers the whole process – have a look:
You could serve these figs as part of a snack or dessert platter – arrange them on a plate with some cheese and salami as a delicious quick snack. This recipe serves four people.