This is a variation of our dark chocolate covered fruit bites base recipe. These dark chocolate covered fig bites are a great midday pick-me-up or a tasty after-dinner sweet treat. This recipe uses ingredients that are sweet, salty, and creamy – all important elements of a satisfying treat!
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Culinary Tips for the Best Chocolate Covered Dried Figs
If the figs are too hard to blend, soak them in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain, then add to the blender. If using this method, leave out the water in the recipe.
Before blending, remove any hard stems that you see. These are no fun to bite into!
The mixture gets pretty sticky, so you may have to wash your hands a few times between rolling the fruit bites.
If the chocolate starts to solidify while dipping the fruit bites, simply reheat it in the microwave for ~30 seconds.
If using a microwave to melt the chocolate, heat in 30-second intervals, stirring between each round of heating to prevent burning.
Sprinkle the chocolate bites with flaky sea salt while the chocolate is still warm, otherwise it won’t stick.
- Figs: substitute any dried fruit of your choice. What fruits are good dipped in chocolate? Any kind that you like! Apricots, blueberries, cherries, dates, mangos, pineapples, prunes, and raisins are all delicious options.
- Almond Butter: substitute any nut or seed butter of your choice – cashew, peanut, pecan, sunflower seed, walnut, etc.
- Dark Chocolate: use dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks for best flavor and nutrition. We don’t recommend using milk or white chocolate, as these are not generally healthy options. You could, however, use them as a decorative drizzle on top.
Feel free to add more of your favorite ingredients mixed in with the dried fruit or sprinkled on top. Coconut flakes, chia seeds, ground flax seeds, cocoa powder, and cinnamon would all be delicious additions.
Don’t like salty with your sweet? Simply leave off the sea salt at the end!
Don’t have chocolate chips on hand? Try dusting the fruit bites in cocoa powder!
Want a vegan chocolate covered figs recipe? Use vegan chocolate chips!
Need some chocolate covered fruit recipe inspiration?
Use our base recipe as a guide to make it your own, or check out our chocolate covered dried fruit recipe variations!
A portion scoop is a great alternative to a tablespoon measure that can be used to portion the fruit mixture, and will leave your hands a little cleaner.
For an environmentally friendly option, consider using a reusable silicon baking mat instead of parchment or wax paper.
Is dark chocolate covered fruit good for you?
For sure! We are big dark chocolate fans here at To Taste, so this recipe is a great way to incorporate that love of chocolate with some healthy fat, fiber, and protein. The featured ingredients in this recipe are figs, almond butter, and dark chocolate.
Figs contain carbohydrates, vitamins, and antioxidants. The sugar in most dried fruit is naturally occurring and is paired with fiber and other plant compounds, making it a healthier option than refined sugars and sweets.
Almond butter contains plant-based protein and heart-healthy fats. These nutrients help you feel satisfied and promote healthy blood flow. Choose natural versions with as few ingredients as possible (i.e. just almonds and salt).
Cocoa is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The darker, the better. You will receive the most nutritional benefits by consuming dark chocolate with more than 70% cocoa solids.
Serving Suggestions for Dark Chocolate Covered Fig Bites
Serve chocolate covered fig bites as a tasty after-dinner treat, or as a midday pick-me-up! The protein, fat, and fiber will help keep you full and satisfied.
Store dark chocolate covered figs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week for best quality.
You may also store them in the freezer for up to one month; however, texture and flavor might be slightly affected after thawing.
Want more healthy snack recipes?
Try out these other base recipes, then have fun customizing to your taste!
Dark chocolate covered fig bites are a great midday pick-me-up or a tasty after-dinner sweet treat. This recipe uses ingredients that are sweet, salty, and creamy – all important elements of a satisfying treat!
- 14 ounces dried mission figs
- 2 Tablespoons almond butter
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- Flaky sea salt
In a food processor, combine figs, almond butter, and water. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula as needed.
Using a tablespoon, scoop mixture into your hands and roll into 1-inch balls. Place on a baking sheet or cutting board lined with parchment/wax paper or a silicon baking mat.
Melt chocolate over low heat in a small saucepan or microwave in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals (stirring between each).
Using a fork, dip fig bites in melted chocolate. Let excess chocolate drip back into the bowl, then place back on a lined baking sheet or cutting board.
Sprinkle chocolate-covered fig bites with flaky sea salt. Place in refrigerator until chocolate is set (~30 minutes). Transfer to an airtight container, then store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Giada De Laurentiis Feel Good Food Cookbook.