Imagine a treat, which is heaven on the lips, flavour packed, with a smooth chocolate coating and a chewy fruit centre AND imagine if this said treat was:
- high in calcium, yet dairy free
- sweet as sweet, but refined sugar free
- solid ‘chocolate’, yet without emulsifiers and stabilisers
Well imagine no more, as dreaming is reality with these bad boys. They are my Spiced Chocolate Covered Figs and they’re currently trending as the #1 fave in our house. Why? Because they taste great, but they’re quick to whip up and make you feel good from the inside out!
Made with dried turkish Figs (pretty much all dried figs are from Turkey), they are naturally high in dietary fibre, calcium, potassium and antioxidants. Adding raw cacao to the mix increases the level of antioxidants even further and need I reiterate the health benefits of coconut oil again? Ok, well in a nutshell coconut oil can aid weight loss, has antiviral and anti-fungal properties, strengthens the immune system, improves digestion and helps to protect the body against degenerative diseases. Wow!, right!?
So here it is – one very healthy recipe for Spiced Chocolate Covered Figs – enjoy ! !
- small mixing bowl
- muffin tray
- 12 patty pan papers*
*or you can use muffin papers, but only half fill them
- 12 dried figs
- 1 cup coconut oil, melted
- 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 2 tbsp carob powder
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch sea salt
- Optional garnishes: shredded coconut, goji berries, nuts, chia seeds
- Place the 12 patty pan papers in the muffin tray, and place a dried fig in each.
- To make the chocolate mixture: In a small mixing bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients and stir until well combined.
- Pour or spoon the chocolate mixture into the patty pans, covering the figs.
- Clear a level space in your fridge or freezer and leave to set for an hour in the fridge, or half an hour in the freezer.
- Optional – after a few minutes of setting, sprinkle with garnishes to finish.
To retain firmness and to prevent the chocolate from melting, store these goodies in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
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