Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Evamyth

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.

Top Review by LisaS in Central Oh

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.

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.

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