Thursday, January 04, 2007

Chocolate covered coffee beans

1 bar 70 % cocoa chocolate
1 cup roasted coffee beans

Break the chocolate into small pieces. Melt over very low heat, stirring with a spatula, until liquid and smooth. Drop in a handful of beans, and stir them around. Repeat until all the beans are covered. Scoop out a few beans with a small spoon and set them out on waxed paper.

They will harden in about an hour, or 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.

Eat alone or sprinkle them over ice cream, brownies, or any chocolate dessert!

I was craving the incredible dark chocolate-covered espresso beans from Starbuck (since we still don’t have one in Lyon). But I wasn’t sure how successful my attempt would be, and didn’t feel like running to the store for ingredients. So I used generic 1 brand coffee beans from Carrefour that I had on hand for testing out an antique coffee grinder. For the chocolate I used a bar I had intended for chocolate chip cookies. It too was the famous generic 1 brand.

These little guys were delicious! Especially considering I used the cheapest possible ingredients that just happened to be in my kitchen at the time.


Anonymous said...

Kari- I LOVE those things.....not something I need to replicate!!!! YUMMY

David said...

Yum...I agree...those look great!!

Brilynn said...

I find it hard to stop at just a couple of those and before you know it, I'm completely wired.

kc_cooker said...

Those look great. Can't say I've had them before, but you can bet I'm going to hunt some down now!