Monday, August 31, 2015

Coffee + Chocolate

If there's only one thing you need to know about coffee, it's that the only thing that can make that caffeinated wonder drink even better is chocolate. One of my favorite treats is chocolate with coffee so when I first tried a chocolate covered espresso bean I was literally in heaven. They are super easy to make and store and they make an awesome, unique gift for coffee lovers!

You'll need parchment paper, good melting chocolate, good quality espresso beans and some small Ziploc bags.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. It can be as big or small as you want, just depending on how big of a batch you want to make.

First you need to melt the chocolate. You can use the double boiler method (placing chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan with boiling water, making sure the bowl doesn't touch the water), melt the chocolate in the microwave in 10 second increments (adding a little milk helps keep the chocolate from scorching), or, if you're like me and want the easiest way possible I just use my Wilton chocolate melter. I purchased this from JoAnn's for about $20.00 I believe.

Once the chocolate is all melted I pour it into a gallon plastic bag, squish it all to one corner and cut a tiny bit away from the tip. I wish I was able to take a picture of this part, but I had to move quick so the chocolate wouldn't thicken. I've found the best method is to pipe a bit of chocolate onto the parchment paper, place an espresso bean into it and then pipe a bit more on top to cover the beans. 

If you have bought chocolate covered espresso beans in the past then you probably know how pricey they can get. I can't believe how quick and easy they are to make and they are super delicious if you love the taste of coffee with chocolate! I personally LOVE the white chocolate covered ones!

Huge shout-out to the hubby who actually came up with the method to make them because he knew how much I loved them!

Have you tried chocolate with your coffee? If so, do you love it?


  1. I've never thought about making my own chocolate covered coffee beans! That's such a great idea instead of paying $20 for a package. I will have to try this!

    1. They can get super pricey! Definitely let me know if you find any tips and tricks along the way, I'm always looking to streamline how I make things! Thanks so much for stopping in gorgeous! XO -Kim

  2. This looks so great! Coffee is a great treat, only second to chocolate :)

    1. I totally agree, I think chocolate edges out coffee for the win! Thanks so much for stopping in you gorgeous gal! XO -Kim