Chocolate-Dipped Dried Figs with Anise Seeds

Chocolate-Dipped Dried Figs with Anise Seeds
Photo: Justin Walker
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

Chewy dried figs are complemented by a bottom layer of tempered chocolate and a topping of candied ginger and toasted anise seeds, the result is a giftable delight to box up for friends and family this holiday season.


  • 16 dried figs, such as Calimyrna

  • 16 roughly ¾-inch-long pieces candied ginger (about 2 ounces total)

  • ½ cup dark melting wafers (about 2.5 ounces), such as Ghirardelli or Merckens, melted; or Tempered Chocolate

  • 2 teaspoons anise seeds, toasted and cooled


  1. Create a small slit in the side of each fig; insert a piece of ginger. Dip bottoms in chocolate to come about a third of the way up sides. Sprinkle with a small amount of anise seeds.

  2. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets and let stand until set, about 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 month.

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