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Plump dried figs are soaked in fine whiskey overnight and then dipped in rich dark chocolate. How impressed would your guests be if you brought out a tray of these at your next party?
Free from gluten, nuts, peanuts, dairy, egg, wheat, soy. Vegan. *assuming you use Enjoy Life chocolate and a brand of dried figs that is not cross-contaminated with nuts.
1 bag of Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips (can be found at Whole Foods)
15 - 20 dried figs
1/3 cup good quality whiskey (something you'd enjoy drinking)
1/4 cup water
Add the figs, water, and whiskey to a glass lock or plastic container. It should be somewhat small and deep so that the figs are submerged in liquid. If they aren't quite submerged you can add a little more water and whiskey. Leave them to soak overnight. It's best to use figs that come in a bag as opposed to those packed into a plastic carton as they will have a lighter, chewier texture and the end product will look more presentable.
Remove the figs the next day and lay them out an inch apart on several layers of paper towel. Cover with more paper towel and press lightly. Let them sit for an hour or so, or until they are dry to touch. Wet surfaces will spoil the chocolate.
While the figs are drying you can prepare the chocolate. Add the chocolate to a double boiler and stir with a wooden spoon until just melted. Then remove from the heat. I didn't have a double boiler so I just did it carefully in a small sauce pan
Line a tray or board with parchment paper
Use the stem of the fig like a handle for dipping the fruit into the chocolate. Give each one a swirl in chocolate, spin it lightly to let the excess drip off, and place on the parchment-lined board
Place the tray of figs in the fridge and let harden for several hours before serving