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Rich Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans (Easy Recipe)

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How to Make Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans

Coffee and chocolate, a match made in heaven. Two tropical grains that changed the world, each in its own way.

Most of the time, you have to choose between these two dark grains. Opportunities to enjoy both coffee and chocolate are scarce, but they’re not substitutes but perfect complements — do you need proof? Let’s talk about chocolate-covered coffee beans.

Roasted coffee beans, also known as espresso coffee beans, are of course, the source of our favorite brew, but in case you haven’t munched on them yet, you should know they’re amazing snacks.

Energetic, smoky and toasty, roasted coffee grains are delightful on their own. When covered with chocolate, they become the tastiest sweet treat on the planet.


Don’t buy them, make your own

Now that the secret is out, chocolate covered espresso beans are available everywhere, but there are two good reasons to make your own.

One, they’re cheap to make but expensive to buy, and for me, at least, that’s reason enough to make my own. Two, they’re incredibly fun to make, and you can customize them!

Customizing your new favorite sweet, caffeine-loaded one-biters is easier than you think. You just have to use your favorite chocolate.

Dark chocolate with over 70% cacao will yield deliciously bitter beans; milk chocolate makes crowd-pleasing treats and white chocolate results in mild beans as tasty as they are pretty.

And there’s more. If you have the chance of getting your hands on the trendy ruby chocolate, an all-natural pink-hued coffee variety characterized by a sweet tang, please try it, you won’t regret it.

Now for the coffee beans

Not all roasted coffee beans are created equal. Pay a visit to your local artisan coffee shop and look for mildly roasted beans and stay clear from French Roast or blackened beans (they taste like charcoal). Instead, look for medium roasts — the beans should be dark brown and shiny.

For this recipe, we’re talking the shortest and easiest path while still getting the best results. What’s easier than cooking with your microwave oven?

How to Make It

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time25 min
  • Serves50
  • Serving Size2
  • Energy300 cal




Melt the chocolate in the microwave in ten-second intervals, stirring between them until smooth.


Add the coffee beans to the chocolate and fully immerse them. Remove them one by one with a fork.


Lay the beans on a baking tray covered in parchment paper and refrigerate.


The beans are ready in a matter of minutes, place them in a jar, and enjoy!

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size2
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories300
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat49 g78 g62.82%
  • Cholesterol39 mg300 mg13%
  • Sodium137 mg2300 mg5.96%
  • Total Carbohydrate98 g275 g35.64%
  • Dietary Fiber5.7 g28 g20.36%
  • Total Sugars86.5 g
  • Protein13 g50 g26%
  • Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)0 IU800 IU0%
  • Calcium322 mg1300 mg24.77%
  • Iron4 mg18 mg22.22%
  • Potassium741 mg4700 mg15.77%
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