Valley Fig Growers

Chocolate California Fig Bon Bons

Makes about 25 bon bons


  • 8 ounces Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs, stems removed 
  • 2/3 cup (3 oz.) toasted hazelnuts or almonds 
  • 8 vanilla wafer cookies, crushed  
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar 
  • 1/4 cup rum 
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel 
  • 3 ounces (or more) semisweet or white chocolate 
  • Vegetable oil  


  1. Process figs, hazelnuts and vanilla wafers in food processor until finely ground. Add powdered sugar, rum and orange peel; process until mixed. Dampen hands and shape mixture into 1 1/4-inch balls. Arrange close together on a baking sheet or wire rack.
  2. In small, deep, microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate on HIGH 1-2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Add a few drops of vegetable oil if needed to make chocolate thin enough to drizzle. Dip the tips of a fork in the chocolate and quickly drizzle over the fig balls, or dip each ball in chocolate. Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Store in airtight container up to 1 week.

Photography David Campbell

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Nutrition Information

amount per serving

Calories 85
% Calories from Fat 36%
Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
Protein 1g
Carbohydrates 12g
Fiber 2g
Iron 0mg
Sodium 8mg
Calcium 18mg