California Fig Lollipops
Instead of candy, eat fruit, but not just any fruit. You'll love this fig candy substitute of California Fig Lollipops. They're fun to make and tasty to eat.
Servings 12 lollipops
- 12 4" bamboo skewers
- 12 Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs large
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate or milk chocolate, or white chocolate morsels
- 2 oranges or grapefruits
- Decoration: sea salt, kosher salt, finely chopped toasted nuts and/or colored sugar sprinkles
- 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.