Chocolate, Hazelnut & Fig Squares
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Serves: 8-10 servings
  • 125g butter
  • 300g dark chocolate
  • 80ml warm coffee (hot water + 1tsp instant coffee powder)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g digestive biscuits, blend fine breadcrumbs
  • 150g whole dried figs, coarsely chopped
  • 220g roasted hazelnuts
  • cocoa powder to dust
  1. Line the base and sides of a square 7 or 8 inch cake pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and microwave at high heat for 30 seconds. Stir the the chocolate mixture and reheat for another 30 seconds and stir well to smooth. Then stir in coffee and vanilla extract to smooth again.
  3. Pour biscuit crumbs into chocolate mixture and mix well, followed by the hazelnuts and figs, stir well till combined.
  4. Spoon the chocolate mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Cover with aluminium foil and place in the fridge for 2 hours or until set.
  5. Remove from pan. Cut into squares, dust with cocoa powder and serve.recipe adapted from here
This chocolate square is not very sweet as I used good quality chocolate, Belcolade 71%, but you can use valrhona chocolate 66% for a sweeter taste, or even semi-sweet chocolate if you've have a sweet tooth.
Recipe by Anncoo Journal at