Italian Dessert

How to make Chocolate covered Figs

The Italian Chocolate covered figs. Almonds, figs and dark chocolate make for an irresistible dessert.


SERVINGS: Serves 4


  • 1 ¾ lb dried figs
  • 5 oz almonds
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 ½ oz candied citron
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 3 ½ oz dark chocolate, grated
  • 2 ½ oz sugar
  • water to taste



  1. Slice the figs down the middle without separating them.
  2. Lightly toast the almonds in a frying pan over low heat, making sure to turn them often.
  3. Grind the cloves into a powder using the heel of a knife. Dice the citron.
  4. Place an almond, a pinch of clove powder and a cube of citron on the fig and close.
  5. Repeat with all of the figs, then arrange in a baking dish. 
  6. Bake in a 350 ° F oven until golden, then remove.
  7. Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate in a bain marie together with the cinnamon.
  8. Dip half of each fig in the chocolate and place on a piece of parchment paper to harden.
  9. Serve, dusted with powdered sugar.



Chocolate covered figs should be stored in a wooden drawer or a tin box lined with waxed paper.



Source and picture: Academia Barilla





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