Indulge yourself, and your guests, with a seemingly decadent and deceptively healthful treat. These fig bars contain antioxidant-rich dark chocolate, Omega-3 packed flax seed, high protein quinoa & chia seeds, and—of course—figs. Wrap in parchment paper, tied off with a ribbon for a party favor or hostess gift this party-packed holiday season.
Dress up Jansal Valley® Dried Fruits with dark chocolate, chili peppers & sea salt for a deceptively simple treat. These are excellent for holiday parties, goody bags, or simply keeping around the house to cure any sweet tooth.
Chocolate & Chili Dipped Dried Fruit
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Evenly space dried fruit on the baking sheet in a single layer.
Chop or finely grind chili peppers using a mortar and pestle. Try combining various chilies for your own signature flavor.
To melt the chocolate, place in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30 second increments until just melted, stirring throughout.
Dip each piece of dried fruit halfway into the chocolate, allowing any excess to drip off before placing back on the baking sheet. Once all pieces have been dipped, sprinkle all with the ground chili pepper & flake salt to taste.
Refrigerate until hardened, about 10 minutes, and enjoy!
Compotes are very similar to jams and marmalade but the cooked fruit tends to be left whole -- they can also be served both warm and chilled. Adding dried fruit is this recipes secret ingredient and it will change the way you make jams, marmalade and compotes in the future. While the fresh fruit cooks down, the dried fruit plumps up - giving a rustic finish, extra depth of flavor and added sweetness!