Chocolate and espresso, two of my favorite things! What could be better than having the two together?
My husband is a real chocoholic. Although he will never admit, he is as much of a chocolate lover as I am. One of his favorite things are chocolate covered espresso beans.
I thought I would surprise him and make him a little treat extra treat for Valentine’s Day. If you love chocolate and love the taste of espresso the combination of these two together is like an crunchy explosion in your mouth. So good… plus it’s a little bit of a hit of caffeine so you have to watch you don’t eat too many or you may be a bit jittery later! . 🙂
A super simple recipe, a little fiddly but well worth it! 🙂
Chocolate Covered espresso beans
¼ cup to ½ cup of whole espresso beans
4 ounces of dark chocolate – chopped a bit – you can use milk but dark brings out more of the coffee flavour.
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
Melt chocolate – be careful not to burn – it doesn’t take much. I prefer to put the chocolate in a metal bowl over a pan filled with hot water [ like a double boiler] once melted, add in the beans, making sure to coat all completely.
Spoon out coffee beans from the chocolate making sure to separate and place onto wax paper individually [well 2-3 together is ok too] but not clumped together. Once all done, place in the fridge overnight. Then place in confectionery bag with ribbon to give to someone special or just have yourself! 🙂
I made a great little chocolate heart with the leftover chocolate for my daughter, but I am sure you can always find something to do with it! 🙂 Enjoy!