Happy December, friends!
It’s time to get in the festive mood and prepare some homemade edible gifts for your dearest ones! I’ve already started testing new recipes and I’m happy to report the results here. Today I’m sharing these super simple and super delicious chocolate, fig and almonds bites which, I believe, I will be making again within the next few days (and bigger quantities this time!). Do you know that feeling when you make something so good it seems like a revelation to you? And then you keep asking yourself why on Earth you haven’t thought of making it before? Well, that’s how I feel about these bites. They are SO. VERY. GOOD.
To make 15 bites you will need:
13 dried figs
50g dry-toasted and freshly ground almonds
100g chocolate (I used a mix of milk and dark chocolate)
1tsp coconut oil
1. Soak the figs in hot water for half an hour or until softened. Drain the water and puree the figs into paste (I got 170g of paste).
2. Mix the ground almonds into the paste, take small amounts of it and shape into bite-sized balls. Place them on a plate and transfer to the fridge while you prepair the chocolate coating.
3. Temper the chocolate using a double boiler technique. Stir in the coconut oil. Allow to cool slightly, then with a help of a toothpick dip each fig bite into chocolate. Place the chocolate coated balls onto a plate lined with baking paper (or similar) and let cool in the fridge for a couple of hours.
4. Try not to eat all at once, ahem!