Chocolate California Fig Bon Bons

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Chocolate California Fig Bon Bons

Make candy from scratch, these chocolate bon bons are so easy. Tuck a few of these fig chocolate balls into a tin or cello bag for a sweet gift.
Servings 25 bon bons


  • 8 ounces Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs stems removed
  • 2/3 cup hazelnuts or almonds, toasted
  • 8 vanilla wafer cookies crushed
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1 tsp grated orange peel
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate or white chocolate
  • vegetable oil


  • 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.
  • 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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