Valley Fig Growers

California Fig Lollipops

Makes12 fig lollipops.


12 large Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs

3/4 cup (about 4 ounces) semisweet chocolate, milk chocolate or white morsels 

12 4-inch bamboo skewers 

2  oranges or grapefruits  

Decoration: Sea salt, kosher salt, finely chopped toasted nuts and/or colored sugar sprinkles


  1. With scissors or sharp knife, cut off fig stems and discard.  Flatten each fig with palm of hand.  Place one fig on each skewer to look like a lollipop.  Place oranges in small bowls to hold lollipops while chocolate cools.  Microwave morsels in microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM (50%) power for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth.  Dip skewered figs, partially or completely, into melted chocolate. Sprinkle each with a pinch of salt, finely chopped nuts or sugar sprinkles, as desired.  Poke skewers in oranges.  Chill until set. 

Photo: David Campbell.

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Nutrition Information

amount per serving

  • Calories 79
  • % Calories from Fat 30%
  • Fat 3
  • Cholesterol 0
  • Protein 1
  • Carbohydrates 14
  • Fiber 2
  • Iron 0
  • Sodium 0
  • Calcium 17
  • Potassium 100