It’s no secret that chocolate is my favorite food. It’s considered a food group, right? ? ? Well, it should be. Who do I call about that?
And ever since I rented out a house with a fig tree in the yard a few years ago, I’ve been obsessed with fresh figs. When I combine these two loves together, what do I get?
These Dark Chocolate Dipped Figs are so easy to make. They make a great snack or dessert, only contain a handful of ingredients, and they’re vegan! Win/win/win. They’re incredibly sweet and juicy, with chocolately goodness and a hint of saltiness.
Despite being incredibly tasty, fresh figs have numerous health benefits. Here are a few:
- good source of potassium, which helps lower blood pressure
- full of dietary fiber, which has a positive effect on weight management
- source of the trace mineral manganese
- fig leaves contain anti-diabetic properties and lower the level of triglycerides, and can possibly inhibit the growth of some cancer cells
Fig season is just about over, so if your local store still has them in stock (or if you’re lucky enough to have access to a fig tree), grab some and make this delicious and healthy treat!