By: Mary Pat Baldauf
Today’s post is short and sweet, actually quite sweet indeed! In my ongoing quest to eat cleaner, I’ve been on the lookout for a healthy but delicious treat to make and give for the holidays. This weekend, I found it: Dark Chocolate Salted Figs from Snack Girl blogger Lisa Cain.
First, the recipe:
Dark Chocolate Salted Figs
- Dried figs, One Package (about 40)
- Baker’s Dark Semi-Sweet Dipping Chocolate, One 7-oz. tub
- Coarse sea salt
- Lay a piece of wax paper or parchment paper on a baking sheet.
- Melt chocolate according to directions.
- Dip 1/2 fig in chocolate, put on plate, and dust with salt.
- Refrigerate for 1/2 hour and serve.
Makes 40 figs. Nutritional Info (one) = 62 calories, 1.0 g fat, 13.8 g carbohydrates, 0.8 g protein, 2.0 g fiber, 62 mg sodium. For those of you on Weight Watchers, they’re two points a piece.
Warning: These are addictive. They are super rich, but still, I could not eat just one. Delicious!
Now, the good stuff; figs are good for you! Here are just a few things about figs that make them good for you:
- Figs are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps to control blood pressure.
- Figs are a good source of dietary fiber, which can such as lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease.
- Figs are a fruit source of calcium (79 milligrams in an 8 oz-wt serving), a mineral that has many functions including promoting bone density.
Hope y’all enjoy these as much as I do!