These easy 3 ingredient chocolate dipped figs are made with organic dark chocolate and fresh figs with a touch of flaky sea salt for a tasty and healthy treat!
Not only are they a treat to look at, with the fig’s vibrant colorful insides, they are also a treat for your body. Figs and dark chocolate both have significant health benefits.
Fig Health Benefits
Figs are a great source of fiber and full of vitamins and minerals. They are rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper. They are also a good source of vitamins A and K, which are antioxidants that are good for your health and overall well being.
Inspired to incorporate figs into your diet?
Check out Cooking Light’s 20 Fantastic Ways to Use Fresh Figs
Figs grow on the Ficus tree and are part of the Mulberry family. They have been growing for hundreds of millions of years. So they are an ancient treat. I believe God put sweet things all over the world for us to enjoy, which leads me to the next ingredient–dark chocolate!
Dark Chocolate Health Benefits
It is scientifically proven that dark chocolate is good for you! Do you need another reason to indulge? While it is not AS sweet as its milky counterpart, dark chocolate is still an indulgent treat. I now prefer it to lighter chocolates, especially when it is covering my favorite snack–almonds!
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, dark chocolate is rich in iron, copper, magnesium, zinc, and other minerals.
8 Healthy Reasons to Eat Dark Chocolate
So if you have been depriving yourself of your chocolate fix, go ahead and grab that dark chocolate, or even better, use it to cover something equally as sweet and nutritious–such as a fig!
Chocolate Dipped Figs with Flaky Sea Salt
- 3 ingredients
- 25 minutes
- 4 servings
NUTRITION PER SERVING:
Calories: 215 Total Fat: 10g Carbohydrates: 30g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 23g Protein: 3g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 87mg Vitamin A: 142IU Vitamin C: 2mg Calcium: 2mg Iron: 1mg
3 1/2 oz Dark Organic Chocolate
8 Figs (cut in half)
1/8 tsp Sea Salt (flaky)
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a microwave-safe dish, melt the chocolate, working in 30-second intervals until the chocolate is smooth and melted.
Dip each fig into the chocolate and place on the parchment-lined pan. Top with sea salt. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
Leftovers: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to three days.
Serving Size: One serving is equal to four chocolate-dipped figs.
Have you ever had a fresh fig? If your only fig experience is with the Newton Cookie, you might want to give the fresh version a try. Although, I do have very fond memories of my brother and I cleaning out a whole package of Fig Newton’s before they ever reached the pantry.