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 founder and publisher behind Life Your Way and the co-author of All in Good Time, as well as a wife and the homeschooling mom to four beautiful girls. She lives with her family on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia and loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.|