Figs coated with chocolate and nuts

Figs chocolate new

About:

Fresh figs are dipped in melted dark chocolate and dipped in your favourite nuts/sprinkles. It can be served as a healthy treat. Chocolate, nuts and figs with Cornflakes instantly transform into a simple sophisticated dessert.

Health benefits:

One of the most impressive nutrients in fresh figs is its fiber. Fiber helps keep your digestive system working efficiently. A fiber-rich diet also helps lower your overall cholesterol levels. Eating a diet rich in fiber is also a smart way to lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, and potentially reduce your chances of getting certain types of cancer.

Yields: 5-6
Preparation time: 5mins
Cooking time: 5mins

Ingredients:

  • Fresh figs-6num (washed and pat dried)
  • Dark chocolate (70%)-100gms
  • Toasted and chopped nuts-2tbsp
  • Crunchy nut cornflakes-2/3cup

Procedure:

  • Cornflakes can be crushed either in the food processor/blender.
  • Line a large sheet tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Transfer crushed nuts and cornflakes in a shallow dish and set aside.

Melting the chocolate:

  • Break/chop into small pieces; place a double boiler (a saucepan filled with 1-2inches of water with glass/metal bowl over the top) over low heat. Do not over heat the chocolate; melt the chocolate just until smooth.
  • Dip a clean and completely dry fig by holding the stem carefully into the chocolate, coating it about hallway up ( I like to use the spoon to help coat this) shake off any excess chocolate.
  • Roll the bottom in nuts and corn flakes mixture and transfer to the sheet tray.
  • Set the figs aside in the cool place/ refrigerate for 20-30 minutes

Serve immediately.

Note:

  • Alternatively desiccated coconut/ sprinkler can be used
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on August 13, 2014, in Appetizers, Indian, International, Kids recipes, Sweets and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 47 Comments.

  1. I have a TON of figs growing in my yard, this gives me great ideas! thank you 🙂

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  2. Oh my Chitra, love this. Figs are so good just about my favorite. Fig and chocolate is a wonderful combination. Beautifully done.

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  3. We have a few figs on our tree now. Assuming they make it I will have to try this. Thanks for the idea!

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  4. Oh Chitra, this is so amazing, what a fantastic idea, love it!

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  5. I love chocolate coated with fruits tried strawberry and grapes fig is awesome idea

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  6. Oh my gosh, I absolutely love this recipe! I love fresh figs and I love dark chocolate, and the two together sounds amazing. And they are so gorgeous! Also had no idea about figs and fiber – love that you include this info in your blog!! Thanks!

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    • So nice you liked the recipe as well health benefits HD. Including health benefits was a concept by my hubby who is the backbone of this blog..I should thank him and happy that you noticed it…

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  7. Riquisimo… un dulce natural xD

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  8. Super easy and tasty recipe! Thank s a lot for sharing!

    Regards,
    Sindhu
    Tantu
    The Arts & Me

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  9. super like…….. 🙂

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  10. Love this Chitra! Totally gorgeous! 🙂

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  11. They look marvelous! Stunning & ooh so pretty too! Like little jewels!

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  12. Reblogged this on Your Vegan Recipes.

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  13. that looks so delicious!

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  14. love figs!!! and chocolate alongwith, so delish!! 🙂

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  15. That is an unusual combination for me. I’m going to have to try this, especially as figs are in season.

    Good timing, eh. 😉

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