Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Posted in reply to a request for gift-basket recipes. Found on a grocery-store display for Van Houtte coffee. Since I haven't made this recipe yet, the times are a guess.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup coffee beans, of your choice
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate pieces
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa


  1. Prehaeat oven to 350°.
  2. Place coffee beans on baking pan and roast for 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Remove and let cool.
  4. In double boiler, melt chocolate until very creamy.
  5. Add coffee beans and stir until completely coated.
  6. Remove with slotted spoon, allowing excess chocolate to drip off and place beans on waxed paper.
  7. Once the coffee beans have cooled sufficiently, but while the chocolate is still a little soft, roll the beans in your hands to form round balls.
  8. Roll each one in cocoa and set aside until chocolate has hardened.


Most Helpful

Pretty nice recipe overall. I modified it by using a microwaveable container, melting milk chocolate, dumping in the roasted arabica coffee beans to coat, then put them into a mesh food strainer to get the excess chocolate off and finally adding the beans to a plastic bag with baking cocoa mixed with sugar and shaking them. They have a nice kick of caffeine to get you through an afternoon slump.

LisaS in Central Ohio October 05, 2012

I am rating this 3 stars because the beans tasted ok but making them was terrible! The chocolate wasn't fluid enough to drip off excess chocolate, it ended up looking like a chocolate candy bar with lumps in it. I had to try and break the chocolate off around the beans. Was giving these as a gift... not going to now. Just not attractive.

Verelucky December 17, 2007

I dont have the patience for spooning out a hundred little beans from melted chocolate and trying not to let them stick together on the paper so I just poured out the mixture onto wax paper and allowed to cool. When cool I broke it into smallish pieces and called it coffee bark. Also I used semisweet choc chips instead of milk chocolate, and added a small amount of food grade wax to the melted chocolate (like you would when making buckeyes) to help the chocolate set up harder and give it a shiny appearance. Everyone loved it!

DbKnadler December 21, 2009

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