Do you love chocolate? Then keep reading!
We have a fig tree in our yard and last year lost all of them to a flock of crows. But not this year! Our plan of attack to keep ’em away included a home made scare crow and aluminum foil strips hung from the tree. It really worked! Needless to say, I harvested over two dozen this morning in the dewy grass with my trusty ol’ wicker basket. I was craving something sweet (as usual) and broke out the chocolate.
Yields: 12 chocolate covered figs
What you’ll need:
- 12 figs
- 6 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
- small glass dipping bowl
- parchment paper
In a small glass bowl, add chocolate chips until about 3/4 full. Place in microwave and heat for about 20 seconds. Check on it, see if they look just about melted. When they do look about melted, using a small butter knife, mix it around until it looks shiny. Take one of the figs and dip it into chocolate. Twirl it around and smooth off the excess on edge of bowl. Place on parchment lined platter. Use a flat platter that way figs dry evenly. Repeat for the rest.
Note about chocolate: be careful to not over heat. And keep adding more to your bowl and microwaving as necessary.
Double win on this recipe- you get an A+ presentation AND taste!
How to get crows to not eat your figs:
With a home made scare crow…..AND…..
aluminum foil !!!