Dark Chocolate Dipped Figs

You guys.

I am so completely and embarrassingly overwhelmed from all your emails and tweets and comments. Thank you so, so, so much – from the bottom of my heart – for your kind words and funny comments and encouragement. I wouldn’t have any of this without you guys, the ones who read every day and leave me notes and let me share my recipes and funny country life with you.

I can’t thank you enough! But I can give you figs.

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Yesterday was one of the craziest days of my life, and I kind of feel like it didn’t really happen. My head is still spinning from it all, so today’s recipe is just about as easy as it gets.

Are you ready for this? We’re going to dip fruit in chocolate.

Tough, huh? ;) This is about all I can handle today. I’m still so overwhelmed with everything that we’re going out for dinner tonight! I don’t think I can concentrate long enough to cook. I’m too clumsy to try to work with a stove top or oven when I’m this distracted. I’ve tried that before and have the burn marks to prove it.

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Most chocolate dipped fruit begins and ends with strawberries – and those are fantastic when strawberries are in season, but ours have been gone for months now and we won’t have them again until the spring.

The only fruit we have right now is figs. Lots and lots of figs.

I like figs. I love dark chocolate. So while I was making those raspberry cheesecake cups last week, I thought “I should try dipping these into chocolate – how bad could they be?”.

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Not bad. Not one little bit. Just enough chocolate on a gorgeous piece of fruit.

I know it seems like the easiest thing ever – and it is! – I’m getting really excited to try all kinds of fruit: raspberries, blueberries, oranges, apples. I want them all!

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Dark Chocolate Dipped Figs

Makes: 12 dipped figs

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate morsels
  • 12 medium figs

Directions:

  1. Pour the chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Remove the bowl and stir the chocolate. Heat again for 30 seconds, then remove and stir. If the chocolate isn’t completely melted, heat again for 15-20 seconds until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth after stirring.
  2. Dip the bottom of each fig into the melted chocolate and place on parchment or wax paper.
  3. Put the dipped figs in the refrigerator to help the chocolate harden quicker.
  4. Serve once the chocolate has set.

22 Responses to “Dark Chocolate Dipped Figs”

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — September 28, 2012 at 3:17 am

    After a day like today/or yesterday as it were, and then watching it today – I wouldn’t be able to concentrate on cooking either!! And these figs are a fab way to celebrate. Brandi I am so excited for you! Like over the moon – couldn’t have happened to anyone better :)

    • admin replied: — September 28th, 2012 at 3:18 am

      you are seriously too sweet :) i have literally busted into random laughter and tears a few times today. it’s just crazy.

      thank you!!! can’t wait to see you in november!

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    Kathryn — September 28, 2012 at 8:20 am

    I hope you are enjoying your new-found celebrity; what an excellent way to celebrate!

    • admin replied: — September 28th, 2012 at 10:53 am

      thanks Kathryn :)

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    Lauren — September 28, 2012 at 11:59 am

    What could be better than fig and chocolate. Oh so good! Have a great weekend hun!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — September 28, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Please please please post a clip! I missed it. Barrrr. I’m so excited for you!

    Wait, do you even remember me now that you’re a celeb?

    Wait, ARE YOU HANGING OUT WITH JEN ANISTON RIGHT NOW?

    ARE YOU WEARING MINK?

    • admin replied: — September 28th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      i will definitely do that as soon as i find it!

      and how did you know?! Jen says hi ;) Guess my next house guest will be PP, right?

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    Tammy — September 28, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Holy Crap!
    You were on for a whole segment!
    It was like you knew Dr Oz forever.
    You were amazing, and you are taller than I thought. hehe

    • admin replied: — September 28th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      thank you so much Tammy!! I appreciate it so much :) ps: i had heels on – he was really tall!

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    alexis — September 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Brandi,

    I absolutely love your blog & recipes!!! Congratulations on your “Dr. Oz” appearance. It has to be mind blowing!! I swear I set my DVR but it’s not there. (I am throwing a temper tantrum!) I saw there is a clip on Dr Oz website. If you find the episode in it’s entirety will you post a link, please?

    Congrats!!
    Alexis

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — September 28, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    OH MY GOD THESE LOOK AMAZING!

    • admin replied: — September 28th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      thanks claire!

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    Jill Evans — September 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Well cousin-in-law this comes in super handy as I am sitting on a basket of figs, fruit which I am not terribly fond of, however I love dark chocolate so will be dipping away after work… thanks for the great idea…. CONGRATS on your success. Can’t wait to have a few quiet minutes to watch the DVR replay this weekend. HUGS!

    • admin replied: — September 30th, 2012 at 12:06 am

      perfect timing :) thank you Jill!!

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    Kasha the FarmGirl — September 28, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    I caught the show last night on DVR – you were WONDERFUL!!!! You seemed so at ease and it was a pleasure to watch and learn. Congratulations!

    Plus, I’m seriously jealous of all the figs. If I had the time I’d come down there and take a ton of them off your hands :)

    • admin replied: — September 28th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      if you lived closer, i would totally share! and thanks for the reminder – i need to go pick some right now, before it rains.

      thanks Kasha! :)

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    Life's a Bowl — September 28, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Oh yum, I would love one right about now as an afternoon pick-me-up! I tried fresh figs for the first time last week [big dried fig fan] but wasn’t really impressed… But anything is tasty when dipped in chocolate ;D

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    natalie@thesweetslife — September 30, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    a belated and WELL DESERVED congrats! you’re so stinking adorable! :)

    • admin replied: — October 1st, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      thank you so much Natalie!!

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    Shannon — October 1, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    omg, these are fabulous!! i need to get some of your figs ;)

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