Homemade chocolate covered coffee beans!
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: Many
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Coffee beans
  • Chocolate
  • 2:1 ratio of chocolate to coffee beans
  • OPTIONAL
  • Any additional spice you would like to include
  • Cocoa powder for coating
DIRECTIONS
  1. Melt your chocolate over a double broiler or in the microwave.
  2. (Optional) Whisk some spice into your chocolate mixture. I personally love adding a pinch of cinnamon. If you are feeling adventurous, try whisking a teaspoon of Grand Marnier, whisky, or scotch into your melted chocolate.
  3. Stir your coffee beans into the chocolate mixture.
  4. (Optional) Coat your beans in cocoa powder. Using a fork or slotted spoon, scoop your beans out of the chocolate mixture and drop them into a 1 cup of cocoa powder. Using a fork, stir the beans around until they are fully coated and separate.
  5. Using a fork, extract your coffee beans, one by one, from the chocolate mixture and place them on a piece of parchment to dry. If you want to speed up the hardening process, place them in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!
RECIPE BACKSTORY
I'm always left with a handful of extra coffee beans at the bottom of my bag -- not enough to make a pot but too many to throw out without feeling wasteful. One day, I wanted a chocolate snack with a bite and realized that chocolate covered coffee beans were exactly what I wanted.