On Valentine’s Day or any elegant event you may host; here’s a special appetizer or dessert that you’ll love! Fruit, caramel and rich dark chocolate add a sweet touch to this grown-up dipped fruit. If you cannot find Figs, you may substitute large strawberries.
What You Need:
(Makes: 1 dozen)
12 large toothpicks
12 fresh or dried figs
4 ounces of fresh goat cheese
1 teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar
1 package (11 ounces) of Kraft caramel bits
2 tablespoons of water
1/3 cup finely of chopped almonds
1 & 1/2 cups of dark chocolate chips, melted
Coarse sea salt
What to Do:
STEP 1) Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside.
STEP 2) Insert a toothpick into each fig. Make a 1/2 inch cut on the side of each fig. Combine the cheese, honey and vinegar in a small bowl. Transfer to a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Pipe the cheese mixture into figs.
STEP 3) Melt the caramels and water in a microwave; stir until smooth. Dip each fig into caramel; turn to coat. Place on prepared pan; let stand until set.
STEP 4) Place the almonds in a small shallow bowl. Dip bottom third of each fig into melted chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Dip into almonds and sprinkle with salt. Return to pan; let stand until set.
STEP 5) Happy Valentine’s Day & Enjoy!