Chocolate-covered coffee beans - Delicious coffee beans covered in luscious melted chocolate are chilled until the chocolate has hardened. Coffee beans eaten alone can be harsh, and a bit bitter, but adding a layer of creamy chocolate to the coffee bean softens the bitterness and enhances the genuine flavor of the coffee. The end result is a bite-sized sweet treat to satisfy both your chocolate and coffee cravings!
Is there anything better than chocolate and coffee? I don't believe so! They are two of the most popular foods on the planet. So why not combine them into one delicious snack? These chocolate-covered coffee beans are so easy to make at home with only two ingredients. No culinary experience is needed! Plus, they're a great way to jazz up plain old coffee beans. If you are looking for a sweet and delicious mid-afternoon pick me up, look no further than these tasty homemade chocolate-covered coffee beans.
Why You'll Love This Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans Recipe
- Quick and easy- This dish is quite simple to prepare and does not require any special culinary talents. The most time-consuming part of making chocolate-covered coffee beans is transferring the coffee beans from the mixing bowl to the parchment paper, and that isn't too difficult.
- They are delicious – If there is anything better than chocolate and coffee, it's them mixed together! These chocolate-covered coffee beans are sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who tries them.
- Versatile – You can customize these coffee beans to your liking. Have fun with it and play around with different sorts of beans and chocolates. They're also wonderful add-ons for other dessert foods!
- Great for a DIY gift- Put homemade chocolate-covered coffee beans in a cute bag or container, add some ribbon, and you've got the perfect unique edible gift for coffee and chocolate lovers alike.
Equipment Needed To Make Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
- Microwave-safe bowl
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cup
- Stirring spoon
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
Ingredients For Your Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans Recipe
- Chopped Chocolate
- Roasted Coffee Beans
How To Make Homemade Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
To make chocolate-covered coffee beans at home, melt chocolate and then combine it with the coffee beans until they are completely covered. Arrange chocolate-covered coffee beans on a baking sheet to cool. Once firm and cool, enjoy!
What to Serve/Pair with Your Dark Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
Homemade chocolate-covered coffee beans are great when you grab a couple walking through the kitchen or served in a small dish at parties. They also make tasty toppings for Vanilla Ice Cream, Pumpkin Pancakes, Cheesecakes, or added to Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
The two most popular substitutions to homemade chocolate-covered coffee beans are the type of coffee beans and the type of chocolate used in the recipe.
- Coffee beans- While any roasted coffee beans may be used in this recipe, some people enjoy espresso roast coffee the most. Espresso beans are simply dark roasted coffee beans that have been found to have the ideal amount of flavor and oil content for making espresso.
- Chocolate- These homemade chocolate-covered coffee beans do not require a certain kind of chocolate. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate all have their own distinct tastes. Vegan, keto, and gluten-free alternatives are also accessible if you're following a particular diet or have food allergies.
How To Reheat & Store Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
Best Way To Store Homemade Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
The best way to store chocolate-covered coffee beans is in either an airtight container or in a ziplock bag. I do not suggest leaving chocolate-covered coffee beans on the kitchen countertop, especially if it is warm inside because they can get warm and stick together.
How Long Will Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans Last In The Fridge?
If stored in an airtight container, homemade chocolate-covered coffee beans will last between 2 to 4 weeks in the refrigerator.
Can I Freeze Homemade Chocolate Coffee Beans?
Yes, you can freeze your chocolate coffee beans in an airtight container or freezer bag. If stored properly, they will last up to 6 months in the freezer.
How To Reheat Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
Chocolate coffee beans should not be reheated. Condensation and chocolate melting result from heating. The melted chocolate will cause the coffee beans to stick together, changing their flavor.
Homemade Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans Recipe FAQs
Are coffee beans safe to eat?
Yes. You will want to make sure they are roasted. Unroasted coffee beans are very hard and bitter. The roasting process softens the beans and brings out the coffee flavors. Covering them in chocolate turns them into a sweet treat that is safe to eat.
How many chocolate-covered coffee beans should you eat at one time?
How many chocolate coffee beans you should eat will depend on a couple of things. The type of coffee beans used will have different caffeine contents, and then you add the caffeine in the chocolate, which isn't much. I would suggest eating about 10 chocolate coffee beans and even less if you are sensitive to caffeine.
Can I add more chocolate to the coffee beans to make a thicker chocolate coating?
Yes! To make a thicker layer of chocolate on the coffee beans, follow the recipe as written after about 30 minutes the chocolate should be hard. Once the chocolate is hardened, repeat the chocolate dipping and cooling process. You can do this several times to achieve the desired chocolate thickness.
Can I use decaf coffee beans with this recipe?
Of course! If you have a sensitivity to caffeine, using decaffeinated whole coffee beans is the perfect way to still be able to enjoy these delicious chocolate-covered coffee beans!
If I don't have a microwave, can I still make this recipe?
Yes! If you don't have a microwave, you can use a double boiler or even a regular saucepan to melt the chocolate on the stove.
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Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
- 1 cup chopped chocolate
- 1 cup roasted coffee beans
- Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Place the coffee beans in a medium/size bowl. Pour over the chocolate and give it a good stir until the coffee beans are completely covered.
- Remove the coffee beans with a fork and arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Place the coffee in a freezer until the chocolate is firm.
- Serve and enjoy.