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?