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Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans

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The mix of chocolate and roasted coffee is great in a drink, and even better in a dessert treat like chocolate covered coffee beans. These are really easy to make, and are a favorite amongst coffee-lovers. Here are a couple of recipes for you to try.

Recipe #1

  • 1/3 cup roasted coffee beans
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler until liquid and smooth. Drop in a handful of beans, and stir them around. Scoop them out with a spoon, and set them out on waxed paper. Keep them separate. Continue until all the beans are covered.

They will harden overnight, or if you are in a hurry, you can freeze them for about half an hour. Once hard, they won't stick together and can be stored in any air-tight container.

Recipe #2

  • 1 cup roasted coffee beans
  • 4 oz chocolate pieces
  • 3 tbs cocoa powder
Melt the chocolate and cover the beans, using the technique in Recipe #1. Let them harden a little, but not completely. Roll the chocolate beans in the cocoa powder, and then let them finish hardening.

I don't normally recommend flavoured coffees, but they can add a tasty twist to these treats. Try hazelnut or vanilla...

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