Dark Chocolate Covered Figs

OMG. These take approx 5 minutes to prepare, and are SOOOO good. They’re not terribly “paleo,” but they’re certainly better than most of the Halloween fare we’ll be seeing this weekend! We made them this evening for dessert after our frightfully easy dinner* — it was a great evening! We’re all set for tomorrow’s Halloween festivities (we’re celebrating on Saturday rather than on Monday).

Fig Lollies

(Super-Easy Dark Chocolate Covered Figs)

  • 1 bar of your favorite dark chocolate
  • 8-10 plump mission figs
  • Coarse sea salt or kosher flake salt
  • Bamboo skewers

Heat chocolate over double boiler until melty. Stir, and remove from burner. Skewer a fig, dredge it in chocolate, place on wax paper, and sprinkle with salt. Repeat until all figs are drenched in chocolatey-salty goodness. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm.

We had some leftover chocolate, so we dumped in some nuts and dried cranberries and dropped spoonfuls of the mixture onto waxed paper to make delicious “chocolate clusters.”

*Our frightfully easy dinner: This morning I put a pork roast into the crockpot and dumped in 3/4 of a jar of salsa verde, AND 3/4 of a jar of “Newman’s Own” pineapple salsa. I set it to low and went about my day. After lunch, I peeled a large yam, cut it into large chunks, and added it to the crockpot along with 1/2 a can of sliced pineapple rings and some of the pineapple juice. I continued to cook everything on low for another 5-6 hours. Removed the roast, sliced it up, slathered it with yams+pineapple+ sauce, sprinkled it with a little kosher salt and pepper…. YUM. Served the pork/veggies alongside roasted brussels sprouts. No picture because it was eaten up too quickly!

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