Average: 5 (1 vote)
Active time
30 minutes
8 servings

1 ounce whole almonds

1¼ pound dried figs

Ground cloves

Orange zest


4 ounces dark chocolate

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread the almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast the almonds in the oven just until they begin to brown and smell fragrant, about 4 minutes.
  3. Cut the dried figs open and put an almond in the middle. Sprinkle with cloves and orange zest. Press the figs closed with your fingers.
  4. Arrange the figs on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F until golden, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the figs rest until they are cool enough to handle.
  5. Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave or in a double boiler on the stovetop. Add a pinch of cinnamon and stir.
  6. Dip the bottoms of the baked figs in melted chocolate. Place the dipped figs onto parchment paper to allow the chocolate to cool.

Courtesy of Barilla / Academia Barilla


Calories: 273
Fat: 6.5g
Saturated Fat: 2.5g
Sodium: 10.5mg
Carbohydrate: 54g
Fiber: 9g
Protein: 3.5g

Yield: 8 servings

How'd it Taste?

I only had dates in my pantry, so I replaced the figs with them. It turned out delicious! The almond in the middle and the cinnamon chocolate dipping makes it taste just like a candy bar!

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