Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
Chocolate covered coffee beans – Indulge in chocolate and coffee at the same time, a match made in heaven. A quick pick-me-up for those long days at the office or for that extra boost later in the day for soccer practice, dance class and/or the pajama party with the kids!Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
Cafe Britt Dark Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans are a hit with customers as one reviewer commented, “Rich and smooth, with the perfect balance of roastiness, bitterness and sweetness satisfies all my senses.” Retail $8.95/6 oz. bag.
If you want to spare no expense at $20 for a 4 oz. bag, Dr. Paulos Kona Coffee offers Kona coffee chocolate covered beans. These are certainly for the most discerning gourmet coffee-lover.
Remember, these are ready-to-eat coffee beans right out of the bag. Do not try to brew! I know, I know, but I’ve heard of people trying to brew them into a cup of mocha!
Sellers on eBay from gourmet chocolate and coffee shops sell chocolate expresso beans as well at great prices for excellent quality. Some sellers are from Hawaii and sell Kona beans:
Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans Recipe – Make Your Own!
Here’s a recipe for chocolate covered coffee beans if you feel like saving some money and creating an impressive handmade gift for that special someone.
Second, choose your preferred chocolate flavor – milk, semi-sweet, bitter chocolate, white, etc. You can buy chocolate bars or the morsels, but for best performance get “dipping chocolate” that is easy to work with and will set up all nice and pretty.
Basic ingredients and amounts:
1 cup roasted coffee beans
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Melt the chocolate in a double-boiler or in the microwave. Use low heat and stir often if using the double-boiler. Stop every minute or so in the microwave and give it a stir.
Drop the coffee beans in batches (1/3 at a time) into the chocolate, remove with slotted spoon and place on waxed paper, making sure beans do not touch each other. You can use your fingers instead of a slotted spoon, but make sure the chocolate is not too hot!
Now cool and allow chocolate to set up. You can add toppings like chopped nuts, peppermint candy dust, cocoa powder (add to covered beans before the chocolate sets up so they have something to grab on to) or even swirl another layer of chocolate over the cooled first layer like white chocolate over milk chocolate.
Now hide and indulge!
Enjoy eating your gourmet chocolate covered coffee beans. Don’t forget to share!
Easy way to make your own chocolate covered coffee beans