This recipe for chocolate covered figs is a fun departure from a chocolate-dipped strawberry. A simple & satisfying seasonal treat that’s beautiful to look at!
Chocolate covered figs are extremely versatile and the perfect way to take advantage of fig season. Use whatever chocolate your love or have on hand. You can also get creative with the toppings to make your ideal sweet treat. Everything from crushed nuts to sea salt to coconut flakes fits the bill. Our personal favorite is a sprinkling of chia seeds!
Preparing These Chocolate Covered Figs
Preparing these figs is as easy as dipping. Here’s an overview of the instructions…
- Make the Chocolate Dip: Combine the coconut oil with chocolate chips in a bowl. Pop them in microwave and zap the mixture in 20-30 second intervals until smooth (make sure to give the mixture a stir between each round).
- Slice the Figs: Next, slice the figs into halves or fourths.
- Dip & Decorate the Figs: Dip the figs into the melted chocolate and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper. Sprinkle with your topping of choice.
- Chill the Dipped Figs: Lastly, chill the figs in the fridge for a couple of hours until the chocolate hardens. Enjoy!
Tips & Tricks
A couple of easy tips will help you make figs so pretty, you’ll question whether or not you should take a bite…
- Use dried figs instead. For all the dried fruit fans out there, you can easily swap in dried figs for fresh. The texture is awesome and the taste is special it its own way.
- Use different kids of chocolate. From dark chocolate chips to white chocolate chips, you can’t go wrong. Play around and find your favorite chip or a create a combination of a few.
- Make sure the figs are dry before dipping them. After rinsing the figs under cold water, make sure to pat them dry with a paper towel before dipping them in the chocolate. The drier they are, the better the chocolate will stick.
Different Toppings For Chocolate Covered Figs
Consider chocolate covered figs the perfect canvas to customize. Find some ingredients to inspire you here…
- Sea Salt – Coarse sea salt works the best.
- Coconut Flakes – Pulse coconut flakes 1-3 times in the food processor or blender to create a coarser texture that will stick better to the chocolate.
- Chia Seeds – Raw chia seeds will absorb some of the moisture from the chocolate coating and soften just a touch, but not so much that they lose all their crunch. This is texture at its finest!
- Crushed Nuts – You can use any nut you fancy. Chopped pistachios add a great buttery flavor and a pretty color contrast. Almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts will work great as well.
Storing Chocolate Covered Figs
To keep your figs on hand for up to 3 days, store them in an airtight container in the fridge. Keep in mind that you’re working with fresh fruit, so you’ll want to nosh on these as soon as possible before they start to turn!
What kind of figs should you use for chocolate covered figs?
Fresh Black Mission or Brown Turkish figs work best for chocolate covered figs. Most grocers have Black Mission figs readily available year around.
Can you freeze chocolate covered figs?
It’s not a good idea to freeze chocolate covered figs, as the fresh fruit doesn’t tend to thaw well. Some things are best eaten fresh and chocolate covered figs are of not exception!
What are some ways to use chocolate covered figs?
Pop chocolate covered figs onto your next cheese board or dessert platter and watch your guests’ eyes grow big. Or, whip them up and arrange them in gift boxes.
Other Chocolate Desserts
- Chocolate Raspberry Truffles – Chocolate and raspberry candies
- Baked Pears Dessert – Sweet cheese baked pears
- Date Snickers – Just 4 ingredients, and healthier than a snickers bar
- Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe – Decadent and airy mousse
- Chocolate Strawberry Pops – Chocolate covered strawberry lollipops
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine coconut oil with the chocolate chips. Microwave 20 to 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between to create a smooth and even texture.
- Split figs into halves or fourths, depending on your preference.
- Dip figs into the chocolate as deep as you desire. Place them on a dish lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle figs with your topping of choice (or a couple!).
- Let dipped figs set in a fridge until the chocolate hardens. It's best to serve your figs the same day!