Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate Figs Recipe

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Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate Figs Recipe
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Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate Figs Recipe

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Here’s a special appetizer that won’t last long! Fruit, caramel and rich dark chocolate add a sweet touch to this grown-up dipped fruit. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + standing
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 12 large toothpicks
  • 12 dried figs
  • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 package (11 ounces) Kraft caramel bits
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 1-1/2 cups dark chocolate chips, melted
  • Coarse sea salt

Directions

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside.
Insert a toothpick into each fig. Make a 1/2-in. cut on the side of each fig. Combine the cheese, honey and vinegar in a small bowl. Transfer to a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Pipe cheese mixture into figs.
Melt caramels and water in a microwave; stir until smooth. Dip each fig into caramel; turn to coat. Place on prepared pan; let stand until set.
Place almonds in a small shallow bowl. Dip bottom third of each fig into melted chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Dip into almonds and sprinkle with salt. Return to pan; let stand until set. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate Figs in Simple & Delicious October/November 2012, p43

  • 12 large toothpicks
  • 12 dried figs
  • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 package (11 ounces) Kraft caramel bits
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 1-1/2 cups dark chocolate chips, melted
  • Coarse sea salt
  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside.
  2. Insert a toothpick into each fig. Make a 1/2-in. cut on the side of each fig. Combine the cheese, honey and vinegar in a small bowl. Transfer to a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Pipe cheese mixture into figs.
  3. Melt caramels and water in a microwave; stir until smooth. Dip each fig into caramel; turn to coat. Place on prepared pan; let stand until set.
  4. Place almonds in a small shallow bowl. Dip bottom third of each fig into melted chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Dip into almonds and sprinkle with salt. Return to pan; let stand until set. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate Figs in Simple & Delicious October/November 2012, p43

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