This is a fun gift for the chocolate-and-coffee lover in your life!
Chocolate-covered espresso beans are easy to make, and you can easily add a little variety by doing several batches in different types of chocolate and then mixing the beans together once dried.
Note that homemade chocolate-covered espresso beans won’t be perfectly round and shiny like those you buy in the store (although I think these have way more character since you can actually see the shape of the bean), but you can temper your chocolate for a shinier coating if that’s what you’re after.
- 4 oz. milk, white or dark chocolate
- 1-1/2 cups roasted espresso beans
Line the counter with parchment paper.
Heat chocolate in a double boiler until melted, stirring frequently. It’s important to use a dry bowl and spoon and avoid getting any water in your chocolate. Even a single drop will mess up your chocolate!
Add espresso beans to the melted chocolate, a handful at a time, stirring until the beans are well-coated.
Scoop up the beans with a wooden spoon and use a fork to drop them onto the parchment paper one at a time so that they’re not touching.
Let the chocolate harden completely and then transfer to a tightly sealed container.
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|Mandi Ehman is the blogger behind Life Your Way. She and her husband have four beautiful girls plus one baby boy on the way, and together, they live, work and homeschool on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia. She loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.|