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By Saturday’s dinner eight of these beauties will be coated with Semisweet Chocolate to be enjoyed as part of the dessert menu. Great with Ice Cream.


8 California Figs
8 Walnuts or Almonds
3/4 of a cup of Semisweet Chocolate or Chocolate Chips
1 tsp of Vanilla Extract


1. Cut a slash in the bottom of each Fig. Push a Walnut or an Almond through the slash & into the center of the Fig. Or you can leave the Fig unfilled if you prefer.
2. Place broken pieces of Chocolate or Chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler. Fill the bottom of the double boiler about half-full of water & melt the Chocolate over medium-low heat. If you don’t have a double boiler, put the chocolate chips in a small saucepan. Heat water in a large saucepan, then put the small saucepan in the large saucepan. Heat, stirring frequently, until the Chocolate melts. Fold in the Vanilla Extract.
3. Hold a Figs by the top, then dip into the melted Chocolate. Cover the Figs halfway up. Continue until all the Figs are coated.
4. Place the Figs on a piece of waxed paper until the Chocolate sets, about 10 minutes.
5. Serve the Chocolate-dipped Figs as part of a dessert.

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