Chocolate covered espresso beans are that one treat that seem hard to make at home. Really, these espresso beans are SO easy to make at home and you only need 2 ingredients! Let me show you how to make a batch of these easy chocolate covered espresso beans.
Are you wanting to try a slice of heaven? You need to get your hands on these Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans. When it’s the middle of the afternoon and I’m having a bit of a slump, I LOVE having these espresso beans on hand.
They are a true afternoon pick me up. Sure, you could go to the store and buy these but it’s much more cost-effective to make them yourself. Plus, they’re easy to make! Who else loves coffee so much, they’ll even eat the bean of the plant? I know I will.
What Are Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans?
You may be wondering what these delicious little beans are. Well, espresso beans are literally covered in chocolate. It’s that simple! You can pack them as a snack and eat them on the go. I keep them in little containers that I can take with me places.
It’s nice to know that I have a tasty little chocolate-covered treat with me anytime I need it. Each bean does have about 12 mg of caffeine. So, you can eat a large number of coffee beans before you go over the recommended dose of caffeine for the day.
Can You Eat Chocolate Espresso Beans?
Now we are going to get to the part you’ve been waiting for. Can you eat chocolate-covered espresso beans? I have good news for you, you can! Coffee beans are technically the seeds of what’s known as coffee fruit.
The beans are taken from the fruit and the seed is dried. That’s not how we enjoy the coffee bean though. The bean/seed is then roasted on a scale from light to dark. From there, the beans are ground up and then put in our favorite drinks. In this case, they are eaten.
When it comes to espresso beans it is okay to eat them in moderation, but you don’t want to go overboard on them. Eating straight beans is a little more intense than drinking a cup of coffee because coffee is diluted with water, milk, sugar, or cream. Without a doubt, eating espresso beans will give you the same benefits as drinking coffee does, which containers a lot of antioxidants.
Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans Ingredients
This recipe literally takes two ingredients. I’m not sure a recipe gets any easier than that, does it? To make this recipe, you will need:
- Dark chocolate
- Espresso beans
Chocolate – Let’s talk about chocolate for a second. It’s truly amazing how many different kinds of chocolate are out there. The chocolate I use is dark, but you can use milk chocolate or semi-sweet. If you are trying to stay away from sugar and carbs, you can use Lily’s chocolate chips.
Espresso beans – Again, this is a matter of what you want to use or don’t want to use. There is every type of espresso bean out there that can use. You can use organic espresso beans, dark espresso beans, or even light espresso beans. You can find out about the different types of coffee beans here.
What’s the difference between espresso beans and coffee beans?
Espresso beans are a type of coffee bean that has been roasted for a longer and are able to stand the high pressure of an espresso machine. Espresso beans also create a “crema” when brewed giving your coffee a nice depth of flavor.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
Are you excited to make these espresso beans and have them on hand? Since this is the go-to snack I carry with me, I usually make this recipe bi-weekly. Once you gather all your ingredients, you’ll want to grab:
- Cookie sheet
- Parchment paper or a silicone baking mat
- Regular fork
Step 1 – The first step to making these easy espresso beans is to line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Go ahead and set that aside when done.
Step 2 – Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds, then stir well, and reheat as needed until completely melted.
Step 3 – Pour in the espresso beans and use a fork to stir well to coat. Use the fork to remove a few espresso beans at a time and bang the fork against the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate.
Step 4 – Set the chocolate-coated espresso beans on the parchment paper and repeat with all beans.
Step 5 – Place the espresso beans in the fridge to set for an hour or overnight. When completely dry, move to an airtight container or enjoy immediately.
How to Store Chocolate Espresso Beans
For an on the go snack, I put the espresso beans covered in chocolate in an airtight container. If you are going to store them at home, you’ll also want to use a container with a lid. I have used press and seal before and it keeps the beans nice and fresh. Always cover the espresso beans when you’re not enjoying them.
Other Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans to Try
- Keto Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
- Homemade Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
- Chocolate Popsicles with Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
- 1/2 cup (4oz) dark chocolate
- 1 cup espresso beans
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
- Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds, then stir well, and reheat as needed until completely melted.
- Pour in the espresso beans and use a fork to stir well to coat.
- Use the fork to remove a few espresso beans at a time and bang the fork against the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate.
- Set the chocolate-coated espresso beans on the parchment paper and repeat with all beans.
- Place the espresso beans in the fridge to set for an hour or overnight.
- When completely dry, move to an airtight container or enjoy immediately.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 70Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 227mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g