Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins

Here's something to keep you going in between cups of coffee!


  1. Melt the chocolate by breaking it into pieces and warming it slowly in a saucepan over a very low heat.
  2. When the chocolate is melted, stir in the roasted coffee beans.
  3. Keep mixing until they are coated in chocolate.
  4. Lift them out with a fork and drop them onto parchment or waxed paper.
  5. Separate the beans from one another, then drop into cocoa powder and leave to harden.
  6. Remove the beans with a palatte knife and keep in a sealed container.


Most Helpful

I roasted my vanilla almond beans for 15 minutes in the oven, then let cool. When I added the beans about 1/4 lb. of beans to Hershey's semi-sweet Chocolate chips, I add 2 tablespoons of sugar to the Chocolate. I followed Angie's way and shook things up in 10 envelopes of instant Hot Cocoa Mix. I also added 2 tablespoons of sugar to the Cocoa Mix before shaking things up... Put in fridge for 30 minutes then take out and seperate beans on a cookie sheet..... Beans came out, so good and tasty.. No bitter taste I used 12oz. of Hershey's semi-sweet Chocolate Chips. Don't forget to add the sugar.... and try different beans... The expersso beans or strong, so try different beans to your recipe.

Chef Michael #2 November 13, 2008

I made this for my husband for Valentine's Day. I didn't separate the beans on the wax paper and directed. I just placed them in a plastic bag with the cocoa. I then shook things up and moved the beans around until they were separated and coated with cocoa. I think that made things easier. I did think the final result was not sweet enough. I originally wanted to give this 3 stars because I didn't care for them. It was too bitter (too much coffee taste). But I am giving 4 stars because my husband really likes them (though he thinks they should be sweeter too). So if you are expecting these to taste like the ones you buy, I would suggest using a sweeter chocolate than dark chocolate. But they were easy to make and if you can get the right combination of chocolate and beans, they will be good.

Angie in St. Charles February 16, 2005

WOW! Are these ever good! I got some Black Raspberry beans in the last Food Swap so I decided to try them in this. Talk about a taste of heaven! I rarely say this but this recipe could easily go 10 stars. It's easy and the taste is perfect! I made this for gifts but now I'm not sure that I'm sharing. Thanks for posting this recipe.

Mysterygirl December 22, 2004

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