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

Nutrition Information

amount per serving

  • Calories 85
  • % Calories from Fat 36%
  • Fat 3
  • Cholesterol 0
  • Protein 1
  • Carbohydrates 12
  • Fiber 2
  • Iron 0
  • Sodium 8
  • Calcium 18
  • Potassium 94